An all out aerial attack, with Calgary traveling to Montreal, begins our week on Thursday at 7 P.M.(ET). Montreal looks to improve to 3-0 on the 08' campaign this week against a focused Calgary squad whos last minute loss to the Eskimos in week two, could have helped or hindered.
After the loss, coach John Hufnagel has this to say, "there is no easy way to lose, the good teams are the ones that make the play at the end to win it. They were the ones that made the play. But we certainly made a game of it. Hopefully it was a learning experience for us."
The back half of Thursday nights coverage provides that same Edmonton team who stay at home to face, reigning MVP, Kerry Joseph(?) and the Toronto Argonauts. The Argos re- acquired DE Ron Flemmons for WR T.J. Acree in a deal where Toronto and Saskatchewan also swapped draft picks. Tune in at 10 P.M. (ET) to see the sometimes ugly Eskimos show why the west is always best.
TSN's Friday Night Football features the down in the dumps BC Lions heading east to Winnipeg to face the Bombers at 8 P.M. (ET). On and off field tragedies have ruled the past two weeks for the Lions. Many fans hope they can put all that aside for a while and play to win against a stingy Winnipeg defense. The Bombers have a veteran clad defense that features Cam Hall, Barrin Simpson, Kelly Malveaux, and Gavin Walls. All four players recorded at least 45 tackles last season proving there will be no dink-and-dunk offense available for the mourning Lion offense.
The CFL saves the best for last as the two best supported football teams in the country collide in steeltown. This one goes at 4 P.M. (ET) on TSN and nothing else need be said.
- Kelly Bundle