So I finally saw ‘Batman Begins’ last night.
Verdict: soooooo good. And *sigh* Christian Bale. I actually squeaked a few times when he came on screen.
I know, I know.
I’m pretty excited to see ‘The Dark Knight’ now. I’m going to be completely creeped out by The Joker and probably unable to sleep after I see it, but it’ll be worth it.
But I need to take care of another little bit of business. I haven’t reviewed last Saturday’s football game!
First of all – who the hell gave Rod Black the job of being a play-by-play commentator? ‘The Regina Roughriders?!?!’ Come on. That is absolutely RIDICULOUS. We won the freaking Grey Cup last year. GET OUR NAME RIGHT!!!!
And ugh. You TSN talking heads need to keep your man-crushes for Jesse Lumsden in check. It was getting a little much.
But the Riders prevailed. And claimed top spot on BOTH the TSN and Sportsnet power rankings. Quite the coup for our men in green. It must have KILLED Jock Climie to have had to put the Riders first.
But even if the Riders win this weekend, expect Calgary to claim top spot next week. Listening to the TSN crew last night, you’d swear God Himself plays QB for the Stamps.
Now let’s go back to last weekend’s game with my 3 Stars.
OFFENSIVE STAR: #4 – DARIAN DURANT, QUARTERBACK
This is an absolute no-brainer. The stats speak for themselves: first CFL start, first win. 347 yards passing, 2 TDs, and most importantly – NO INTERCEPTIONS!
Durant looked like a seasoned veteran out on the field, calmly leading his team through the ups-and-downs of an emotional game.
I was seriously impressed.
Honourable mention: #7 – Weston Dressler, Receiver/Returner. 122 yards and his first CFL TD. Made the game-winning play by turning a short little 6-yard dump pass into 69 yards and a first and goal game-winning situation.
DEFENSIVE STAR: #31 – SEAN LUCAS, CORNERBACK
No one really stood out on defence in this game. But I’m picking Lucas because he’s always at the top of the Riders’ stat sheet in defence tackles. He led with 7 this game and is becoming a solid player.
Honourable mention: #29 – Eddie Davis, Defensive Back. For surviving the run-in with the camera podium. Ouch.
SPECIAL TEAMS STAR: #30 – JAMIE BOREHAM, PUNTER
He’s not afraid to tackle people, or make a play. He narrowly escaped a block of his punt in the 1st half by being aware, holding onto the ball, moving around and finally getting it away. He’s so athletic and so aware of what’s occurring on the field. He’s a playmaker – even though he’s a punter. He was solid all day – again.
Honourable mention: #10 – Luca Congi, Placekicker. 2/2 on field goals. Hasn’t missed one yet this season.