Monday, June 14, 2010

The terrible tragedy of Danny Brannagan

Or, your Monday morning briefing

-It's no secret that Canadian quarterbacks have it tough in this world. Danny Brannagan will be the next to figure that one out. Brannagan went 3-of-11 for 31 yards, was picked, was sacked, and will have to wake up tomorrow as a Toronto Argonaut.

None of the Argos four QBs registered a touchdown, and former Heisman trophy winner Ken Dorsey was picked late in the fourth quarter.

Again, this is a Hamilton team that didn't dress a single regular from last year.

Read Mark Masters' article about the struggles of Brannagan here, along with some rah-rahing. Toronto apparently won 13-10, which doesn't bode well for the second string special teams units in Hamilton.

-Three other CFL games were played today. The Saskatchewan Roughriders had two touchdowns called back (already in Grey Cup form) to penalties and lost to the Lions 19-17. Buck Pierce, in his Blue Bomber debut, went 6-of-10 for 105 yards, a touchdown, 34 rushing yards and a career low six concussions. In Edmonton, the story was the terrible loss of the only natural grass stadium in the CFL, as Commonwealth is now home to some high tech grass that you can play a football game on, and then get you can get home and get stoned to the bejeezus belt on this stuff at night.

-The Jays were swept by Colorado, but today, there was a twist! See, Jeff Francis last won a game at Coors Field on June 18, 2008, but pitched seven innings today, with five hits and two runs and four strikeouts to give the Rockies a 10-3 victory.

-It turns out we can't have a day where neither Justin Morneau or Jason Bay go 0-for-4. Morneau left two on base and struck out against the Braves, but broke out of an 0-for-18 slump with a 4-for-4 night against Milwaukee, including a solo jack in the fifth inning. Joey Votto showed both of them up with a 2-for-4, two home run game against the Kansas City Royals. (okay, shouldn't count for as much, but still)

-Lewis Hamilton won some car race in Montreal. Vroom.

-Finally, Ryan Dempster broke every unwritten rule about the Stanley Cup, and hoisted it over his head as the champion Blackhawks were honoured at Wrigley yesterday. This all but assures Dempster will never win as a player.


Will this blog be more exciting if I edited the HTML code so that the sound of a vuvuzela (also known as the Ivor Wynne trumpet of doom) can be heard as soon as you click on the link?

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