Loss to Als could mark start of rough ride 0
B.C. Lions slotback Shawn Gore (L) is stopped by Montreal Alouettes defensive back Jerald Brown during the first half of their CFL football game in Vancouver, British Columbia September 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)
A quick look at the CFL schedule and as much as my eyes want to focus on the Alouettes coming into BC Place this Sunday for the "Montreal Miracle" rematch they just won't.
Like a magnet I'm drawn to the next game on the slate — which is a trip to Regina to face Geroy Simon and the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the first time this season.
The Riders inexplicably lost last weekend to the bottom-feeding Winnipeg Blue Bombers and now get ready to take it out on a Toronto Argonauts team minus Ricky Ray.
The B.C. Lions are fresh off a complete thumping at the hands of a very average Hamilton Ticats. By the end of the third quarter Saturday the Tabbies had racked up a 34-8 lead and cruised to victory. Suddenly the team mantra of ‘we're getting a little better with every game’ came crashing to a halt.
Now the Leos get a shot at regaining some pride and momentum this Sunday against the Alouettes. Every member of the organization will tell you it's only the game at hand that matters. I assure you they all know who's up after Montreal and they have to be dreading flying out to the Prairies playing the brand of football they are.
They're like a prisoner on death row with just a few weeks left and nothing on the cell walls but a calendar with a big red circle around their execution date — Sept. 22.
An ugly loss in Saskatchewan will leave a scar, a mark that will remind this B.C. Lions squad that just maybe we too are an average middle-of-the-road team and 2013 is not our year.