I love the new song TSN chose for the CFL. Had me rockin' my socks off.
Great song to lead off a football game. 'Long Live the Night' by the Reklaws.
TSN has revamped their pre-game shows and game broadcasts, for the better, IMHO. The opening broadcast video reminds me very much of the style CBC chose for their pre-hockey game broadcasts. Great montages of the players, memorable plays interspersed with shots of the fans from both teams accompanied by Long Live the Night. Well done TSN.
Now on with the game which features the Bombers at home to the Eskimos. I'm taking a neutral position here and hoping for a good game. However, were I a betting person, my money would be on Edmonton, especially considering that the Bombers #1 QB is sidelined with an injury whilst the Esks have Indestructible Mike Reilly at the helm.
The Esks are on the board midway through the 1rst Q after a phenomenal 80 yard reception for TD followed by a FG in their next series. The FG came off an unfortunate TO by the Bombers.
Chris Streveler is replacing Matt Nicols at the pivot position. After a shaky start he kept the ball himself for a couple of really important downs then followed that with some scrambling completions and the Bombers are on the board with 7.
Stafford's strutting his stuff tonight with two highlight reel catches already. Nice to see him back with the Esks.
With :16 left on the clock Indestructible Mike took the ball over the goal line himself for the 6 pointer and Whyte got them the convert.
End of 1rst Q: Eskimos 17 - Bombers 7