Missed Field Goal Leads to Magnificent 125-Yard Touchdown Return in CFL

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 23, 2013

Pipe down, everybody. Canada has something to show us. 

Guyism spotted the perfect highlight to get us through the weekend, in which B.C. Lions' Tim Brown returns a failed field goal for 125 yards and a touchdown. 

Let's just give thanks to the genius who decided to make fields bigger north of the border, because we would never get magnificent runs of this length without them. 

The last time we mentioned the size discrepancy between CFL and NFL fields, the National Football Post was reporting the NFL was looking at widening its own fields for safety purposes.

While nothing came of it, we were reminded that fields in Canada are roughly 35-feet wider and 30 yards longer. 

As for this run, Brown gets the ball in the end zone with about 12 minutes to go in the third quarter in a game against the Montreal Alouettes. He takes it approximately 125 yards the other way for a touchdown. 

Exhausted? Me, too. Let's continue anyway. 

Brown performed a similar feat against the Calgary Stampeders, returning a kickoff for 97 yards and a touchdown. Essentially, teams would do well to keep the ball away from him at the moment. 

Unfortunately, this is a good news-bad news scenario, because the Lions actually dropped the game 39-38 to the Alouettes. 

The Vancouver Sun mentions magnificent kick returns were contagious during the game. Montreal's Tyron Carrier had a 90-yard return for a TD and procured "274 yards in total, on seven punt and five kickoff returns."

We might be thinking the same thing: I simply must catch up on my CFL watching. Do they even allow defense to take the field up north? I certainly hope not, because it sounds like they have a good thing going. 


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