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 TooShadows
Joined: 9/26/2008
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Well,I'd like to say that the Riders should be proud of themselves for the way they played,but it's hard when when they basically lost the game because they can't count. However they played a heck of a game. Most sportscasters picked them to lose by a minimum of 2 touchdowns. And as much as I hate Montreal for being so good of a team,congratulations are in order for the comeback and win.
 OhNoItsDano
Joined: 11/3/2008
Msg: 3
Congratulations to the Grey Cup winners
Posted: 11/30/2009 12:04:29 PM
The question that will be asked for a while is did Montreal win or did Saskatchewan lose it?

I personally think while Montreal did mount a nice come back from a dismal 1st half, someone on the Rider side forgot to count...

To have won the Grey Cup in one play and lose the Grey Cup in the next cause of a stupid penalty...I can't even imagine how that feels.
 haywiresue
Joined: 9/27/2006
Msg: 4
Congratulations to the Grey Cup winners
Posted: 12/1/2009 3:58:27 PM
This was one of the weirdest games I have ever watched. I was cheering for the Al'sbased on how they played all season, and the game should have been a really good struggle considering how hungry the Riders were.

Between the Riders counting fiasco and bad calls from the officials, it definitely was a win that left everyone with a so-so kind of feeling. Even though the Al's won, I wished they would have won it with a TD or FG instead of a do-over penalty play.

I don't think Calvillo played a good game and to me it seemed like he choked and began to second guess himself, right from the start of this game.

The calls sucked at some very critical times, like the Montreal ball that was ruled incomplete when the officials believed the ball hit the ground before going into the players hand. We watched this at the party I attended and with the Shaw video box that allows playback, we watched it numerous times and even at such a slow speed that it was evident that it was a completed pass and should have stood. When the Al's kicker missed the uprights it was really too bad. Then that dumb penality for having too many players on the field by the Riders , and the penalty and do-over was the right thing to do, but so sad for the Riders.

I prefer the big football game of the season to be a demonstration of dominance on the field, not a crap shoot of which team makes the most errors.

Ok, now on to hockey..........................
 Fort Garry Dark
Joined: 11/25/2005
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Congratulations to the Grey Cup winners
Posted: 12/2/2009 1:08:59 AM
That game was classic CFL football. Who can win a game on one play only to lose the game on the next.

They oughta just teach those Rider players how to count next year! :)
 haywiresue
Joined: 9/27/2006
Msg: 8
Congratulations to the Grey Cup winners
Posted: 12/2/2009 9:09:53 AM
TYK - we can agree to disagree about the calls made by the officials.

Just cause MB is located on the map next to the provice that is hard to spell, but easy to draw - doesn't mean we have to cheer for them if the Bombers are not in the Grey Cup Final. If the Bombers were playing the Al's my comment would have been..the Al's should win based on their performance during the season, but it would be nice if the Bombers could upset them, and yes I would be cheering for the Bombers.

Montreal deserved to be in the final based on their excellent record all year and why would you not want to see them win the cup after the year they had. Oh, I forgot, many of you were cheering for the Cinderella team instead.

I don't buy into that east v.s. west crap, and crossover spot in the play offs. The Grey Cup Final should be played by the top 2 teams in the regular season, and play offs should be to break ties to determine the top 2 teams. Not to give every team one more chance at playing a good winning game.
 haywiresue
Joined: 9/27/2006
Msg: 11
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Posted: 12/4/2009 8:08:31 AM
TYK - your football Riders had their glory days, just like my hockey Canadians - lighten up, and understand that we may never see domination like that again. Like many other teams in the CFL, the Riders are building and trying to find that magic mix that gives them supreme dominance in the sport.

Sure there have been other teams who had a very successful year and not won the cup, but they were the favorites (most likely to win) based on their seasons win numbers. Yes, you are right, there have been upsets and that goes along with the game. I am not the first person to say that the winner of the Grey Cup will be the healthiest best team between the final 2 teams that have made it through the playoffs, and capitalizes on the other teams mistakes.

Its not BS that Montreal had a good season - its stats, didn't they have the most wins in the league this year? The playoffs are just that a one last kick at the cat for the rest of the teams to try and fill that one other spot in the Grey Cup Final. Playing extra games is the price the playoff teams pay for not having the most wins in the season. Its no different in many other sports, so quit complaining - I don't think you would be so pissy if the Riders happened to be in first place prior to the playoffs.

I was born and raised here in Wpg and I pride myself on being a Canadian, not a westerner. I can appreciate superior efforts put forth from any Canadian Team in any sport, regardless of what province they hail from. As I mentioned earlier, based on their regular season stats, Montreal earned top spot in the Grey Cup Final and were considered the favorites to win. Why not cheer for the Al's and hope for a good football game, if my home team is not in the final, its not like I'm a regular Riders melon head fan.
 OhNoItsDano
Joined: 11/3/2008
Msg: 12
Congratulations to the Grey Cup winners
Posted: 12/4/2009 8:32:13 AM

Its not BS that Montreal had a good season - its stats, didn't they have the most wins in the league this year?


While it's true, they did have the most wins, but TYK's point is valid...almost all of the 2nd half of the season was against the East and well...not much of a challenge. Had they been in the West, I'm not sure they'd have the same record.


I don't think you would be so pissy if the Riders happened to be in first place prior to the playoffs.


Weren't the Riders first in the West?


I was born and raised here in Wpg and I pride myself on being a Canadian, not a westerner. I can appreciate superior efforts put forth from any Canadian Team in any sport, regardless of what province they hail from. As I mentioned earlier, based on their regular season stats, Montreal earned top spot in the Grey Cup Final and were considered the favorites to win. Why not cheer for the Al's and hope for a good football game, if my home team is not in the final, its not like I'm a regular Riders melon head fan.


Can't disagree there...cheer for whoever you want. If it was BC and Toronto in the Grey cup, does that mean I should cheer for Toronto cause they're closer to me? LOL Personally, I was cheering for Sask cause I like to see the underdog win every now and then...and they ALMOST did it.

...too bad for that Rider's dozen!

All in all, an interesting year in the CFL.
 haywiresue
Joined: 9/27/2006
Msg: 13
Congratulations to the Grey Cup winners
Posted: 12/4/2009 11:36:29 AM
Dano you and TYK are right about the second half of the season, but that is not taken into consideration when first place in the league is decided - its all about wins & losses.

Yes, the riders were first in the west but my comment was about being first in the league prior to the playoffs. I don't think that if the riders sat where the Al's did, TYK would not have been whining about number of games played in the playoffs.

I too sometimes cheer for the underdogs and have players on other teams that I would like to see win the cup. However its a team sport and I totally agree Dano, that if the Riders not made that number of men on the field error, the game would have been theirs. Its all about creating opportunities from your opponents mistakes. Doesn't mean that either team is more deserving or has better players, it about who steps up and makes the most of what is thrown at them.

I wouldn't have wanted to be the 13th rider on the field that caused the penalty, or the Al's kicker who missed the uprights, if the Riders didn't make that error and had won the game.
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