I hate the BC Lions – Part II

I saw the BC Lions ticket campaign posters for the first time yesterday. Needless to say, I was not impressed. The poster I saw had a package of adult diapers with the Saskatchewan Roughriders name and logo on them. They’re “odor-resistant”. Funny stuff. Today I saw more of them, but for the Ti-Cats and Argos. The Argos apparently have their own brand of body glitter, while the Ti-Cats sell man purses. It’s not the best campaign I’ve seen, but it might be because I’m slightly biased…

I can’t wait for July 16 when the Riders come out here to put Dickenson on his, well, his butt. 🙂 The Lions have not done much to reconfigure their offensive line, so it stands to reason that Dickenson will be on the run for a good portion of the year. If our guys stay healthy until then (cross your fingers starting now), it could be quite the season opener. By the way, does anybody want to go?

As for the Riders, everything seems to be running on all cylinders – except the kicking game. This could be a problem that may look small now, but could cost us when it counts. Please, don’t let those word be prophetic. And with the loss of special teams guru Walter Spencer, we might give away a lot of yards if our punter isn’t great. And points if we don’t find a decent field goal kicker. A kicker with nerves of steel. We all know how the winds can swirl around Taylor Field.

I’d like to vent some more about the Ricky Williams situation. I just don’t think that he should be playing until he has served his suspension. It’s the old adage: You do the crime, you do the time. Simple as that. The CFL and NFL are supposed to be partners. They should honor each other. My other problem is that it continues to make the CFL look like a bush league. Year after year the league tries to market itself as a viable alternative to the NFL, and year after year teams do stupid things to mess that up. This is one of them. When is the CFL going to stop making itself look like a second tier? Not even get me started on the lack of a salary cap, or a drug policy for that matter. I’m not as angry as Joe Thiesmann was today (I think he went a little overboard…), but I’m still mad. It’ll be even worse if Williams runs all over my Riders on July 22.

I would have bet a lot of money on Carolina closing out their series today. A bit of a crapshoot goal to end the game, but it was a goal. Poor Cam Ward – that one’s going to give him nightmares.

On to Stephen Harper. Is this man on a legislation roll or what? I have never seen a Prime Minister kill so many trees in so few months as Stephen Harper has. He’s also managed to kill a few relationships as well. More about that in a minute. I have no problem with fixed election dates. I think they’re good. But can’t they be in May? Why around Thanksgiving? That’s a terrible time for an election. Nobody is ever thankful for an election. As for Senate reform – it won’t be reformed until it’s elected. It’s very funny that Mr. Harper wants an elected senate, but since he put Mr. Fortier in the Senate in order to have him sit in his Cabinet, his tune has changed. Odd… As for killing relationships, Mr. Harper’s constant agression towards the national media is childish. Come on. Let the people do their jobs. This isn’t Russia (by the way, there was a great article in Maclean’s about Russia a couple of weeks ago). We do not censor our press. And that’s what this is – choosing how the message goes out. I’m not saying that Harper’s going to turn into a dictator and that’s the end of democracy, but it is troubling. And foolish.

And now for other foolish things. My public service announcement/life lesson for you today is: Double check before sending your text messages. Don’t send them to the wrong people. All kind of trouble can occur. More about that another day…

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