Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Musings...

During the CFL Week that was, there were few surprises.

The B.C. Lions (1-2) walked into Commonwealth Stadium and drilled the Edmonton Eskimos (1-2) by a count of 40-22. In relief of starter Buck Pierce, Jarius Jackson put on an aerial display that had the Esks secondary beaten badly. And the Esks offence has been porous so far this season.

Henry Burris finally lived up to his 2008 MOP status as the Calgary Stampeders (1-2) handed the Toronto Aronauts (1-2) a 44-9 dismantling. It was the Stamps defence that turned the tide in this one as the Argos offence continues to give up points.

In Regina, the Montreal Alouettes (3-0) hammered the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-1) 43-10. For the third straight week, the 'Riders did a lousy job of protecting the football. Finally, their opponents, in particular Anthony Calvillo, made them pay.

In Hamilton, backup QB Kevin Glenn exacted some revenge, tossing a pair of second half touchdown passes as the Ti-Cats (2-1) defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-2) 25-13. Fans in Steeltown have got to be enjoying life these days, as it has been awhile since the Tabbies have sported a record above .500.

Week Four:
Hamilton AT Montreal; Toronto AT Winnipeg; Calgary AT B.C.; Edmonton AT Saskatchewan.

PGA TOUR...The cinderella story at the British Open was not to be as veteran Tom Watson was unable to close the deal at Turnberry. In a result that will be referred to by many as a tournament that Watson "lost", the reality is the Stewart Cink played outstanding golf down the stretch to win. Including the back nine and the four-hole playoff, Cink carded six birdies. He was two-under-par during the playoff after making birdie on the 72nd hole.

The result is somewhat reminscent of the 1996 Masters at Augusta National, a tournament many suggest that Greg Norman lost. However, if you ask the average fan what Nick Faldo shot on the final round that day, they generally have no clue. In fact, Faldo shot a final round 67, five-under-par, which is an outstanding round of golf for a Sunday at any major championship.

In time, perhaps people will recognize that Stewart Cink indeed played his way into the winner's circle at Turnberry. He is, deservedly so, a major champion.

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