Quick Slants: Sea to Sea, Playoffs, and the 100
Published: Thursday, Nov 8th 2018, 10:11pm
by: Greg McCulloch (@GregOnSports)
From Sea to Sea
A coast to coast league is one step closer to reality as Maritime Football Inc. kicked off a season ticket drive to show the craving for the CFL game in the Maritime region.
For a $50 deposit, Atlantic football fans guarantee themselves first access to the new team whenever it begins to play, most likely 2021. However, the ownership seems to believe they could have a temporary stadium situation ready for 2020.
With their deposit, the fans also get to help name the team, either by one of the 4 preselected options (Storm, Admirals, Convoy, or Schooners) or suggest their own. The ownership group has also stated it will be a quick turnaround and they will be naming the team during Grey Cup week, which to me means 1 of 2 things.
1) They have already picked a name and the contest is just to confirm their choice.
2) There is no 2… the team is going to be Schooners.
Much like the Winnipeg Jets “return” when the Thrashers moved from Atlanta, there is no other name you can give that team.
I am aware the OG Schooners never played a down but in the wacky world that is the CFL the name and logo have endured and become the story of legend and folklore.
So, don’t fret Atlantic football fans soon your Schooners will come to port.
Playoffs! We Are Talking About Rider Playoffs!
CFL playoffs kick off this weekend and as I said on Episode 101 I think the game of the entire playoffs is going to be Winnipeg and Saskatchewan.
It is a strong matchup with both teams peaking at the right time, throw in the rivalry game feel and Mosaic Stadium should be rocking and rolling.
The key for the Riders will be to keep the fans in the game, it will be close to a balmy -10 degrees at kick off with the temperature dropping as the game goes on. Which is why the Riders need to push the field early ala 2007 Kerry Joseph to DJ Flick.
Push the ball deep early build a lead then grind the Bomber down late in the game with a steady diet of Cameron Marshall.
Either way whichever team comes out of this game will probably go into Calgary and cash their ticket to Edmonton if they stay healthy.
I can’t wait for Sunday.
In the infamous words of “Double A” Arn Anderson when talking about the Four Horsemen, “We normally don’t like to toot our own horn… but toot, toot.”
I may be the new kid on the block here, which is weird because I am literally the oldest on the pod, but it is honestly a cool milestone that we hit episode 100.
I think I speak for all of us when I say we really couldn’t do it without the support of everyone who listens, reads, likes, shares, comments, etc. If we didn’t have you, I literally would be an old man yelling at the cloud about the Riders.
So to all of you, thank you for supporting and believing in us. I hope we do you proud, and I hope we keep delivering great content every time.