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.
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Week 17 in the CFL had it all. It started with a Friday Night Football double-header that, in the first game, saw the Bombers pull off a road upset over the Argos thanks to a memorable effort in the running game and some tough sledding from Buck Pierce.
Then in the second game we witnessed a gem of a first career start from Lions starting quarterback Mike Reilly, who started in place of Travis Lulay and guided the Lions to a big win at home over the Esks.
And of course, who could forget Anthony Calvillo doing his best impression of a young Damon Allen, running the ball in for two long scoring touchdowns at age 40 while also throwing for big yards in a road win over the Riders?
But none of that was matched by what followed that game on Saturday afternoon, as the Stamps and Ticats took the field at McMahon Stadium to find a solid dusting of the white stuff -- in October.
|Snow Day at McMahon|
That's the CFL in autumn out West, and it was in full force this weekend as a key game with playoff implications unfolded in the snow, and a spirited gathering of brave fans at McMahon beared the forces of nature to take in what will surely go down as a true classic game.
Here are some of your thoughts on the great Snow Bowl of 2012:
Rushil Krishna Now this is REAL Canadian football!
@stougas Football in snow is about 100x better. #cfl #stamps #Ticats
@braedenlarson Watching a #CFL game in the snow makes it a truly Canadian league! #CFLonTSN #Stamps #Ticats
Kim Pike Wow - could have been anybody's game - freezing blowing snow couldnt even see the field..glad I route for a team with a dome!!
@SwiftNinjaCow Whatever the over/under is on fumbles in this game, I'll take the over. #Stamps #Ticats #CFL
Lee St.Onge Nothing beats a snow game, I love those games
Argo Mike well the east gets ripped off again as always. no, i am not talking about hamiltons charlie brown ending, i am talking about all that beautiful snow that Alberta is getting...
@CF11813 Football in the snow looks like a lot of fun #CFL #stamps #ticats #itsonlyoctober #hastags
@BoxJBoys Anyone in Calgary have a shovel that the #Stamps organization can borrow? As I'm surprised no one has shovelled the lines yet! #Ticats #CFL
Terence Downey I was there snowy ,wet and cold!!!! but was well worth it.... hell of a game!!!!
Chris Holler As much as I love sitting at McMahon in July in shorts and a t shirt, that was by far the funnest game of the year.
@BCLisa1 Watching all that snow fall in Calgary is making me feel cold. Memories of many snowy games at McMahon. Brrrr. #Stamps #Ticats
@CJDixon71 Watching this snowy game on tv and had to go make a hot chocolate cause I was getting cold. #CFLonTSN #stamps #Ticats
Shannon Starr Got That RITE,,,weather snow /sleet IT's GAME ON LOL
@wpgne Loving' the snow watching the #ticats @ #stamps game. We had our snow here a month ago. Old news!
Daryl Brock Miss a good ole CFL snowbowl!
@Piffles1910 There is snow on the ground in Calgary. Why are so many players trying to be a hero & not wear sleeves? #CFL #Stamps #TiCats
@SweetDsArgoFan Watching this #Stamps #Ticats game on @CFLonTSN is making me cold.. #snow #jinglebells #CFL
|2||Blue Bombers||DE||Mulumba, Andy|
|3||Alouettes via EDM||LB||Edem, Mike|