TORONTO -- Each week of the 2012 season CFL.ca brings you the best of your comments from around the web in our Online Water Cooler.
HOT TOPICS OF THE WEEK
Chad Owens and Henry Burris were the talk of the town this weekend, but each for different reasons. Owens became the first player in pro football history to record three seasons with 3,000 all-purpose yards on Saturday night, marking his third straight year accomplishing such a feat.
Henry Burris, meanwhile, also turned heads this weekend with his all-world performance on Friday night against the Alouettes. The Ticats won 41-28, and Burris threw for 326 yards and five touchdowns, perhaps most impressively completing 28 of 32 passes in a game where he had more touchdowns than incompletions.
Here are some of your reactions:
Pamela Eisenberg Chad is awesome! Such a dedicated player for Toronto, they are so lucky to have him!
Ivan Nishimura woo hoo! Chad Owens gets 3,000 A-P yards for 3 consecutive seasons! representing the 808! :-)
Glen Dohie Allllloha from Kona Hawaii, CongratZ Chad 3000+
@MarkMcFaul #Argos Chad Owens lite it up again tonight. Over 3000 AP yards 3 yrs in a row #flyinhawian
@JohnRLiddell Good win for the Argos. Owens breaking records like a boss! 3K Yards!
@Deron74 #Ticats look GOOD tonight. Burris is in a groove, this could be dangerous for #Alouettes tonight @CFLonTSN
@ProfessorBolo08 Henry Burris is flat out BALLIN! #4TDS #Ticats
@CharlieDinardo @Ticats henry burris you are a great quarterback show us your fire hamilton trusts, your a champion
@Mogridge_ The fact Henry Burris threw more touchdowns than incomplete passes >>>> #TiCats
@Trevor_Knapp Why can't Henry Burris play like this everyday? #Ticats #Alouettes #CFL
From multi-talented players like Chad Owens, to pre-game tailgates jacked full of CFL spirit, to the great rivalries and traditions, there's plenty to be thankful for when it comes to our great game. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we asked you what you're thankful for this CFL season. Here's what you said:
@CliffyD @CFLKate I'm thankful to support a great football team like the #Alouettes & meet other great CFL fans along the way. #CFLThanks
@bunktuzzi44 #cflthanks thankful for all the friends I've made through here and at the games
@Ralph_Dog (Stampeders Mascot) #CFLthanks @CFLKate I'm thankful for a world where a dog can have a Twitter account (and be slighted by TSN's social media queen)
@ticatfan @CFLKate #cflthanks I am thankful for the CFL friends I have across this country and the ones I will meet this year
@thornn Thankful for expanded on-demand video TSN's doing this yr -- as US fan, I feel a lot less like an afterthought. :)
@_hugoagogo #CFLthanks Thankful to the players who sacrifice so much just to play pro football. We, the fans appreciate you!!!
@MissKjersem @CFLKate #cflthanks I'm thankful last season is over and that the Riders are winning some games this year! #GoRiders
@Painstorm77 @CFLKate for FINALLY getting a Saturday night game in #Riderville...best party in Canada is happening tonight in Saskatchewan! #CFLthanks
@Stonewall_35 @CFLKate I'm thankful for being born & raised in SK. No matter who else I pull for, we here in SK bleed Riders' green. #CFLthanks
@ra_erickson I'm thankful for my parents.... Even though my dads a bomber fan.
@frontwheelrider #CFLthanks I'm thankful the Eskimos are winni..... Oh wait 0- September
THE BEST FROM CFL SOCIAL MEDIA (Twitter and Facebook) DURING GAMES
MTL @ HAM
@CFLNumber1Fan Definitely the #GoodHank has shown up today! They'll need to play the whole 60 minutes to beat the #Alouettes. #CFL #NoLeadisSafe #TSN
Roy Torney Garney Henley was the all-time greatest Ti-Cat, but Chris Williams looks like he may be cut from the same cloth. Not big, but fast, and versatile. Hope we get to keep him for 16 years too.
@Sandi_leeT This is going to be one high scoring game between #Alouettes and #Ti_cats Calculator anyone?? lol
@jeffmadams Looks like the #Ticats are playing like a team desperate, or one that wants to send the #Alouettes packing back to Montreal early tonight.
Sid Priddle My Als are still not a Grey Cup team--Burris found some of the Als' flaws and it did not look pretty. If Winnipeg wins against Argos today--look out for the Bombers and the Ti-Cats !
@RedDevilWine BIG night for The Tabbies! All sides of the ball came to play!
@bonbonj Thank you, #Ticats for my Birthday Present, a WIN!!!...Oskee Wee Wee #CFL, great game, awesome win!!!
@chrissanislo Sure makes you wonder why Dave Stala hasn't been made a big part of this offence. Love that dude! #TeamStala #Ticats #HamOnt #CFL
EDM @ CGY
@flamesstamps Stamps look solid after 30 minutes. Doesn't help Edmonton isn't testing much. #yyc #calstampeders
Charles Beaudoin Cornish is a beast! M.O.P and most outstanding Canadian!
@gruesomeviews Oh man, Charleston Hughes went Gangnam Style on that sack dance! Too funny! #CFL #calstampeders
Douglas Charabin Some great blocks by Lewis, what else is new? Nice game all around.
@DBoushy Thinking of a Neil Diamond song.. September Mourn to describe the Eskimos #cfl #stamps #esks
Genre Slur Great effort by the Stamps D. Top shelf blocking for the MoonDog, and Joe West is showing he deserves 1st team reps. Kevin Glenn needs to be thanked for all of his good decisions. Horsepower!
Roy Torney Cornish is outstanding, but let's not forget it's a team game. Calgary's O line are brilliant, and deserve a lot more credit than they are getting.
TOR @ WPG
@evltwnHD1 It doesn't sound like the #Bombers faithful have given up. #LoudNProud #SemperFideles #GoBombers #CFL
@LVRoberts Lot of #Bombers drops and ints today. Methinks the #Argos D got in their heads. #CFL
@FLAMES_15 That first half was one of the best football halves I've ever seen. @TorontoArgos #ArgosLive
@TalonsThree Buck Pierce is the hardest warrior in the #CFL. @Wpg_BlueBombers TOUCHDOWN by The Man! #Bombers
@bromsfilthyMC #Bombers are fighting hard. I don't even care if they lose if they play an entire game this way. True grit. #gobombersgo #cfl #bluebombers
@MikeGT79 Elliot does know which team he's on when he's throwing to the endzone right? #Bombers #CFL
Debbie Majeau Bombers may have lost but the stadium was far from quiet!!!!
Jerry Gilder Great to see Jarious alive and well! Good omen for Notre Dame this year! Now lets get to the Grey Cup and get it done!!
BC @ SSK
@jeffmadams Spiderman (Bruce) and Superman (Simon) are out for the #BCLions. So carry on then Batman (Getzlaf) and Robin (Dressler). #Riders #CFL
@rvink Hold on folks... you will only need the edge of your seats!!! #CFL #Riders #BCLions
@ThomasPine Well, you can't say the @BCLions didn't make it interesting. Great effort by both teams #Riders #BCLions #CFLonTSN #CFL
@RyanDalrymple #Riders seal the deal. #BCLions lose at Mosaic, looked average at best, #1 defence belongs to men in green not orange. #RiderNationStandUp
@SamLFairweather Such a great game!! Next time #BClions ! Boooo #Riders
@ellyglynj I love it when the #Riders win, but I especially love beating the #BCLions #sweet #CFL
@WestCoastJazz #Riders win! And Its quiet on the other side of the couch...how'd that smack talk work out for you?!? #BCLions
@Lionfan15 Well you have to give credit to the #Riders, they game planned and have executed well #BCLions #Prideoverride #CFL
|2||Blue Bombers||DE||Mulumba, Andy|
|3||Alouettes via EDM||LB||Edem, Mike|