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HOT TOPICS OF THE WEEK
Week 13 in the CFL was another wild one, with four key divisional matchups packed full of action and plenty of storylines. In BC, Geroy Simon grabbed the spotlight once again in his illustrious career, grabbing his 100th career touchdown reception in the Lions 19-18 win over the Eskimos. In Montreal, just when the Als and Argos expected an air show, Argos' pivot Ricky Ray went down with a knee injury after throwing just four passes.
Meanwhile in that game, Trent Guy made the longest possible play in professional football, returning a missed Swayze Waters kick 129 yards in the other direction for his second touchdown of the game, delivering the knockout blow to the Argos.
Some people might say it was football karma for the Argos, who had previously tackled the emerging big-play returner by his hair on two different occasions before scoring.
Last but not least, the Stamps-Riders rivalry kicked it into another gear on Sunday afternoon, as the Riders finally got their first win of the season against Calgary in front of the home fans at Mosaic Stadium.
Coming into the weekend though, most people in social media circles had plenty to say about Bombers piviot Buck Pierce, who made his triumphant return to the Blue and Gold with a big win. It was Pierce's first game since Week 3, and with 288 yards and a touchdown pass, the veteran pivot had fans talking. Here's what you had to say about the gunslinger's return to action: @MikeGT79
Funny all these couch potatoes mocking Buck Pierce's toughness. #CFL @MikeVidruk
I take back everything bad I've ever said about Buck Pierce. @Reidler800Way
to go @Wpg_BlueBombers, Buck Pierce. You guys deserved the win. Welcome back to the league. @aaronsen1
two months of not playing football, impressive comeback Buck Pierce, impressive comeback @janetbotterill
proud to say I'm a bomber fan again! One name, Buck Pierce. #bombers proudly reppin' the bomber swag @AliaCappellani
"Does your foot hurt?" Buck Pierce: "No comment." #Warrior #ThatWhyILoveYou #GoBombers @MBViking
Here we go @Wpg_BlueBombers let's tame those Tiger Cats and get back in the game. Buck Pierce is back!!! #bluebombers #big blue @willesonsports
Good to see Buck Pierce back in the Bombers' lineup. It's crazy but the 'Peg isn't out of this. That's the CFL good, bad or otherwise. @flashjet1
One thing for certain - Buck Pierce is a Leader !!!! #GoBombers
Pierce was a popular man in Winnipeg last weekend, and will look to duplicate that success against the Argos on Saturday as the Bombers continue their fight for position, now sitting just two games out of a playoff spot.
Finally, while the holidays may not be here yet, we wanted to hear about some of the CFL gifts you've received. Kate McKenna asked for your coolest presents, using the hashtag #CFLGifts. @caddy14
watching my grandfather Russ Jackson being inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame yesterday @dschween
mine was meeting Milt Stegall - great person!@ChristieBuono
@CFLKate #CFLgifts @GM_Brillo gave me the game ball after he broke the record for most wins ever as a HC in the #CFL #sospecial @BShave78
@CFLKate #cflgifts '99 Ti-Cats Grey Cup Champions sweater for X-mas! Plus a TC doll as a birthday gift when I was a kid
A Signed @AvonCobourne football & lettered #ALS jersey from my brother@ticatfan
Had lunch with the Commissioner and got an autographed football@Shooker35
@CFLKate #cflgifts a @ChadOwens2 jersey from my better half (who’s has a thing for Chad…or as she calls him Her Cutie-pie) @Haller11
@CFLKate #CFLGifts When I was a kid the CFL & DQ teamed up to create sundae treats in mini-helmets. Always a special treat from my late dad. @21kkennedy
@CFLKate I was the scoreboard operator when the Als played their first game at Molson. Got my per-game rate, plus an Als gameball! #CFLGifts @RiderSkilletFan
@CFLKate Definitely my @dariandurant jersey I got for Christmas last year! #CFLGifts #GoRiders @Bo_44
@CFLKate The best #CFL Gift ever 4 me was in 1992, when I got to dance with the #GreyCup & PeeWee Smith on my BDay #CFLGifts #CalStampeders@MissLilDvl
@CFLKate My BEST #CFLGifts I've ever gotten?? Have to say my @BCLions Season Tix, last Christmas!! First time ever having Season Tix!! #Huge THE BEST FROM CFL SOCIAL MEDIA (Twitter and Facebook) DURING GAMESHAM @ WPGGarner Hack
Lookin for a good game. Anyone who jumped of the bandwagon can stay off. Real fans are in it for the long haul.@Lionfan15
Nice drive shaping up for the #Bombers and Pierce looks quite sharp after the layoff #CFL #TiCats @Majerly_CFL
Wow. How many #Bombers drives are going to be extended by a #TiCats penalty? #brutal #cfl @ThomasPine
So, apparently this is a kickers duel #Bombers #Ticats #CFL #CFLonTSN Dave Woody Filiatreault
don't expect a win to change anything, them bombers played well and the cats played like a highschool team.Toula Æ± Malliaris
Sooo proud of you guys tonight! You stepped up! Loved it. This is how we need to play every single game! :) GOOOO BLUE!BC @ EDM@OutlawTory
This game against the #BCLions today could be a season-changer for the #Esks. Go get 'em! Edmonton's Favorite Son
We Are Going to SMACK them lions ALL game!! Time to Put on Some Hurt! Go Esks Go!@Lionfan15
#Esks defence is back to form. Only one first down given up in the first Q #CFL #WildWest #BCLions Kevin Kondo
At the end of the year a win is a win. Travis keeps his streak going, Geroy and D was so Awesome.Gary Parberry
and we still have to fit solomon into the lineup....what a delicious delemma lolBrett Dalton Van Cleave
tough game tonight...Esks played a good game....but defence wins games....i love this team...lots of heart..go lions go@JustinC99
So great to see @geroysimon get his 100th TD in the #Lions win vs the #esks tonight . Superman still a huge force in the #cfl ! TOR @ MTL@Maddog5657
#Alouettes are running away with this one. #Argos seem lost without Ray. Wishing Mr. Ray a speedy recovery @JessRusnak
#argos Bradwell tackles #alouettes Trent Guy by pulling him down by his hair and no penalty is called. @tanyazimmerman
Lol my dad was super worked up that he thought that was a penalty for pulling that guys hair #Alouettes #Argos #hesaidgetahaircut @kirkallen22
#Guy needs Oxygen after that run! They don't get longer than that. #Alouettes #cfl #argos@brown_down
Hmmmm in hind sight maybe #Argos shud fave let Jackson go for 3rd and 3.Great runback #Alouettes@patria1818
Why concede a single point when you can run back a missed field goal for a TD? Only in the #CFL. #Alouettes #Argos Stefan Campagna
Thanks for coming out Argos. You're not quite ready to play with the big boys.CGY @ SSK@dylanboz306
Husband in #Stamps gear, wife in #Riders gear walking up the steps in my section. If there is ever a good reason for divorce, that's it #CFL @Troy_Gillard
#Riders are playing charged up football. Gonna be tough for the Stamps to get back on even terms in this one. #calstampeders #cfl @eskinator
#Riders jobs safe? Held Cornish under 100. #fighttoplayanotherday #CFL #CFLonTSN #Stamps Kelly Kornberger
The whole team did great this time around. Im not a big fan of DD but he stepped up to the plate and did a good job GO RIDERS GODennis Meneses
yup rider nation, soak in this one, soak in it real good. 7 in a row you were bound to get one at some point. see you in november :)Thom Tisher
I think that game should silence all the people who think Willie should be the starter, eh?Brenda L Williams
Jessome OK Edmonton we left the keys for the Cellar in the mailbox, it's clean and tidy, hopefully we don't get the keys back!!! Go Riders !!!