D'Arcy from Winnipeg
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CFL: Oh what a night!

Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:55 PM

Amazing couple of games to kick off the season. Although many will be discussing whether Toronto should have put in Bishop right off the hop, I think that BC just didn't make as many mistakes. Toronto looked hot though, and if they do decide on Bishop as their dedicated starter, I think they'll be electric by mid season.

Oh those wily Bombers! Edmonton has looked pristine and perfect all night (as I type this we're heading into overtime). Ricky Ray's passes were on the money and crisp, and how about that Ebell guy! Never mind wondering if Charles Roberts or Joeffrey Reonalds will be the rushing title holder, how about this kid! Edmonton has a great running back to complement their air attack...but we'll see how they do against a team that isn't Winnipeg.

Speaking of Winnipeg, yes they've looked very good this game...but they also put up 14 points in pretty flukey plays. Yes a 56 yard run is impressive, but those are also gifts by the Edmonton defense on the play. Then there was the TD that eeked over the plane under a pile of players. But regardless, you can't take away Glenn's performance. he's looked confident, he's gone deep, and his receivers have brought in the receptions...including the tying TD with 33 seconds to go in the 4th. Charles Roberts will still have 4 TD's and over 100 yards rushing for the game. You can't say that Winnipeg hasn't come out with guns blazing on this one.

Back to overtime...Eskimos scored a TD, so now Winnipeg must answer.* Glen throws deep...dropped. Glen throws and gets them in scoring range...and there goes Roberts into the end zone. Round 2...

Hmm...2 and out...time for Troy Westwood to come in and kick a field goal. The kick is up...oh no...he's wide. Penalty though...and its against Winnipeg. Ha!

Wow...Edmonton went 2 and out...37 yard field goal for Sean Fleming into the wind...for the win...the kick is up...and way wide.

So that's the end...39/39. Too bad there wasn't a winner on this one Bring on Montreal and SK Tomorrow!


*Note: for my American friends not used to Canadian rules, we do a shootout-style of overtime. Each team starts on the 35 yard line and each team has to match scores (i.e. 1st team scores a TD, the second team needs to score a TD to continue overtime,etc). Whichever team has the highest score after a "round" wins. If there's no winner after two rounds, the game ends in a tie.


# re: CFL: Oh what a night!

Wouldn't you know it. I buy season tickets to the Esks this year and then commit to speaking at the local user group on the same night as the home opener. Then, just to rub salt in the wound, the Eskimos put on a fantastic show. With my luck, they'll probably go winless at home for the rest of the season. 6/29/2007 1:25 AM | Donald Belcham

# re: CFL: Oh what a night!

Yes, us American sports fans are familiar with those type of overtime rules as that's how College Football works :). 6/29/2007 3:46 AM | Jason Olson

# re: CFL: Oh what a night!

Geeze, why doesn't your professional league take a page out of the College playbook and update their rules then?! It would make overtime way more meaningful than just determining which team won the coin toss.

D 6/29/2007 4:15 AM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

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