Sunday, November 27, 2011

Grey Cup Night Night-Kapp...The Face Mask Factor


In the end the game did have a little of the ol' CFL razzle-dazzle.

And all those wild-eyed backfields in motion kept on keepin' on until the last, final merciful whistle.


What if the field's slowest player by far, Lions kicker Paul McCallum, hadn't angled in on that Speedy Gonzalez Blue Bomber punt returner and yanked him down with a face mask late in the fourth quarter.

I mean, if Winnipeg hadn't needed the extra half minute or so to get that TD, would they have been forced to try the failed onside kick?

And if not, would things have been even more interesting, with even more wild-and-crazy-legged backfield goings on right down to the wire?

Who knows.

But one thing I do know for sure is that all the chest-thumping, taunting, and in-your-facedness that has made its way to the great white north for no good reason at all pales in comparison to the truly nasty brutishness of an almost 50 year old rivalry that erupted once again earlier this week...


Somehow, I don't think T. Tebow, who will very likely guide the Mike Grant-coached Moncton Marauders' to their inaugural Grey Cup win in 2017 after he is finally forced to head north in a reverse-Kapp sometime soon, will get into a cane-induced fist-fight during CupFest2064.

Of course, it is possible that Mr. Kapp is just plain crazy....When we lived in Berkeley quite a few years after the fact the kids were still talking about the 'Big Game' with Stanford when Cal 'Won One For The Zipper'.



Jim Thomson said...
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RossK said...

Bot removal....They're breaking on through everywhere...