here's your youtube moment of the week.
re: gainer the gopher...
i think this kerfuffle over "Gainer" (or is it "Gaynor"?) the gopher, mascot of the saskatchewan roughriders of the canadian football league (info for my abundant overseas readers), being banned from the green (yet fake) acreages of mcmahon stadium for the playoff game between the said 'riders and my beloved calgary stampeders, is ridiculous.
it's a party for gad sakes!!! bring it on!! the people, calgary or saskatchewan fans, have paid big bucks for pretty mediocre football this year. they demand entertainment.
for the luv of god, this is not the NFL (No Fun League)!!
if perchance gainer starts digging holes in the turf, i will personally rush onto the field and fill them in.
i will not apply the garden hose though... i'm a closet buddhist.
FREE GAINER THE GOPHER.
my predictions for the first round of the 2006 Grey Cup playoffs.
1. Gainer will make an appearance ON the field. This was just a publicity stunt.
2. Gainer will be triumphant in all this. there's no such thing as bad publicity.
3. Calgary by 3 (low scoring game) without Gainer.
4. Saskatchewan by 2 (with Gainer). last second tie breaking safety when a stampeder player is taken down by an asian guy who appears to be filling in a gopher hole in the endzone.
i'd like to say the winnipeg blue bombers. it's difficult to win if you don't have a quarterback though.
i'll say the toronto argos by 7 but hope for an upset.