Sunday, October 01, 2006

CFL recap-lets

LES ALOUETTES 23-20 Winnipeg And with that, fortunes are reversed and hopefully Les Als can start another win streak. Math patterns would dictate it would be of 5 games, but with a little luck it will be 7 games again- enough to win the Grey Cup. Anthony Calvillo's play calling got a lot of attention this game as he had been under major scrunity during the losing streak, but on Friday it was generally commended. as he went 21-30 with over 270 yards passing. Les Als also run a lot, and why not when Robert Edwards can get you 100+ yards every time out? Maybe (definitely) he should be the ex-NFL running back getting the major attention in the CFL. For the Bombers Milt Stegall caught 4 passes but got no touchdowns, and so he will get his record against a team other than Montreal.

BC 28-8 Hamilton I'm sure Ti-Cats fans feel like they're stuck in a movie- the Dustin Diamond sex tape, because their season has been a sad and pathetic reminder of better days. There were high hopes for QB Jason Maas this season, but he's rarely looked like a pro-calibre Quarterback, let alone the starter for the proud Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Today he ran for the teams' only touchdown, but his poor passing also killed a handful of drives, including a third and goal situation in the fourth that could have at least made the score respectable. Jesse Lumsden continues to be pretty much the only bright spot for Hamilton, as he ran for 73 yards on just 13 carries today. As anyone who has ever played the Tecmo Grey Cup rom knows, Jesse Lumsden is a badass. Buck Pierce and Jarious Jackson played QB by committe for the Lions today and did it well, taking over for the elderly (or 33) Dave Dickenson who was suffering from a broken hip (or post-concussion syndrome, whatever.)

Calgary 16-23 Toronto Calgary loses but clinches a playoff berth, and that asshole Ricky Williams ran a little, to almost no consequence. Toronto still sucks.

Edmonton 30-25 Saskatchewan Really? Maybe the sky is not falling in Edmonton, where their fifth win keeps them alive for the playoffs and the Saskatchewan loss prevents any East teams from clinching their way into the Scotiabank playoffs. This game was the first time Edmonton won at home, and they did so in dramatic fashion scoring on an 8 yard run by their QB with less than a minute to go. Esks QB Ricky Ray was in control, going a respectable 17-33 with 235 yards. Saskatchewan QBs Kerry Joseph and Ian Butler each had so-so days, passing at around the 50% mark with Joseph getting 138 yards and Butler 109. The much hyped Roughrider defence did nothing to stop Pat Woodcock, Ed Hervey, Jason Tucker or just about anyone who went downfield for the Esks who, with a little confidence, might find themselves in the playoffs for the 35th straight year...

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