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
Last week, with half of the league's players and teams getting a week off for a much-deserved bye, we asked players what they were doing with their time away from football. We also asked fans to send us pictures of their CFL-themed rides, and we got some pretty impressive entries!
In the newest edition of the weekly Online Water Cooler, two super Als fans get married in a wedding that went viral in CFL social media circles. Here are some photos and tweets from this special little CFL love story.
Clifford Pine Tweeps, I am proud to introduce to you all for the first time Mr and Mrs. @Alouettes81! #BGWedding
A picture from Clifford Pine of the cake-topper, CFL-themed of course and made to look like the bride and groom.
@Alouettes81 So this is my best man's gift! Thanks @DougBrown97 for getting this signed! #CFL #BGWedding
The wedding wasn't unnoticed by players, as Als kicker Sean Whyte pitched in with a tweet of his own:
@SeanWhyte6 @Alouettes81 Congrats. My next field goal is dedicated to you two. #hopeimakeit
You can find a more detailed recap of the events on Twitter, as the wedding was live-tweeted under the hashtag #BGWedding.
Of course, that's not the end of our segment on CFL love - the wedding inspired us to ask you to tell us your #CFLlove stories.
@rockstarhomes @CFLKate Yep. 100th anniversary game two years ago when we wore Black and Red jerseys. Got married at noon, game at 2, dinner after.
@wmm67 @CFLKate sister: #rider fan / Brother in law:#bomber fan. Got married on labour day wknd to honor the rivalry.
@GrahamMosimann @CFLKate I dated a gal who loved the Riders once. It didnt end well... #GoEsks
@RealAlexD @CFLKate When I met my wife @Amy6710, she was a Lions fan. She smartened up and now I think she loves the @sskroughridersmore than me!!
@TheEskieChick @CFLKate my friends @eskinator & @LUE42Enterprise met & discovered they each loved Dan Kepley. Marriage & they did their pics @ Commonwealth
@oskieeddie @CFLKate my wife was a ticat cheerleader.
@CallmeBas @CFLKate I asked my wife out on our first date after hearing her comment on CFL highlights in the break room at work.
@DannyGCooper @CFLKate Eskimo fan with wife who is a Stamps fan. Every Stamp Home Game one Green jersey at top of Sec T.
@Tinabanshee @CFLKate met my bf b/c of CFL. Went to a game as friends. He knew I was the 1 b/c he forgot to watch the game b/c I was talking#CFLlove
@Mulder_s @CFLKate my wife @JenMulder83 and I had a full blown Double Blue wedding.
@Lamber35 @CFLKate I keep my marriage happy by going to all Argos home games without my wife... Saves watching at home and getting nagged!
@TigerStripe72 @CFLKate trying to bridge the league together; I'm Black n Gold, the wife's Blue n Gold. If not playing each other we cheer for each other
@saskriderpimp @CFLKate we had a #riders themed wedding including #pilsnersponsored and gainerthegopher the servers wore refs jerseys@JenLeeThompson
@Ra_Erickson @CFLKate my dad Winnipeg born-Bomber fan. Married my mom-Saskatoon born and raised like me&my sisters. Bomber fan raising Rider fans.
@MissKjersem @CFLKate #CFLlove I got engaged in my Rider gear while in Vancouver for last years Grey Cup. NO Rider theme wedding in the works though haha
Turns out there are a lot more CFL love stories out there than we could've ever imagined! But there's one more special one that, involving Bomber Head Coach Paul LaPolice and his wife, Tina.
@tinalapo @CFLKate Great! We're a CFL couple! Cheerleading coach meets football coach. Broke my own rule-no fraternizing! Eng pics at Ivor Wynne!
@tinalapo @cflkate Major rivalry already in family- one kid born in Regina, one born in Winnipeg! #labourdayfun #GoBombers #GoRiders
Finally, there was one thing we couldn't ignore in this week's Online Water Cooler, after the Argos made a move that would shock the whole league at the end of their bye. Cory Boyd, the league's leading rusher, was dropped by the Boatmen and replaced as starter by Chad Kackert, while Boyd would soon after be scooped up by the Edmonton Eskimos.
Here are some of your reactions:
@teaser24 still in shock that @KingBoyd03 was released no matter what the circumstances to much talent to let walk away
@StevePadusky @KingBoyd03 So sad the the Argos let you go. Maybe the o line could have helped by opening holes and blocking. The Argos are insane
@dgauds94 The amount of respect I just lost for the @TorontoArgos organization is unbelievable. Cutting @KingBoyd03 the leagues leading rusher.. What?
@MitchRed_3 WHY WOULD YOU CUT THE TOP RUNNING BACK IN THE CFL @KingBoyd03 #Argos
@MartialDRose @KingBoyd03 I'm not sure what your plans are but I'd sure love to see you in blue and gold. You and Simpson would dominate the league. #CFL
@JDorthy88 @KingBoyd03 please sign with the eskimos!!! Edmonton needs the grey cup back in this city!
@BCLionsDen Shocker today. I expect Cory Boyd will be unemployed for about 30 seconds. #CFL #Argos
@munzy24 So EDM signed Cory Boyd. They now have the 1st and 5th leading rushers in the CFL. While the #argos leading rusher is their QB Ray.
@Mr_GAMTiME I'm happy the homie @KingBoyd03 is with a good organization#Esks and I wish my dude all the best. It's gonna be an amazing#GreyCupRace
CGY @ HAM
Luke Penfold SO glad the ti-cats aqquired not only an elite QB, but also a perreneial M.O.P candidate and a likely CFL futre hall of fame.
Cody Stewart Glenn will get my respect when he hits the field .. You guys gotta remember that he got us out of a slump and brought us into the playoffs 3 years in a row.. even tho Ticats are going to destroy Calgary tonight.. Everyone should give there respect to Glenn for what he did. Oskee Wee Wee!
Kevin Rennigade With the forecast looking like rain the qb's may not be as much of a factor. Chevon "hamilton ranger" walker may have to carry the mail!
@lonnie_chadwick #CalStampeders #Ticats are going toe to toe right now, back and forth, back and forth #lovethisgame #cfl #CFLonTSN
@NickMurphy123 What a block by Nick Lewis that's a receiver that knows his job #Ticats #calstampeders #CFL
Scott Baker How about Burris looking like the guy Calgary traded? Thought he'd be ready for this one, but he just made Hufnagel look smarter. Cornish was a beast.
David Dunster And the heat for first place in the west turns up another notch.
SSK @ EDM
@Lionfan15 #CFL #Riders #Esks This game looks like the offenses are starting to explode. Last team with possession might be the winner
@DennisMichael_1 Holy Sheets! This guy is a beast!!! #cfl #riders #esks
Russell Foster elementry football they teach you in high school as a receiver to come back to the ball, the defense wanted the ball more than our guys
@RiderFanTyler Of course Jyles has to have the game of his life against us. #Riders #Esks
@darren_abel #Riders have the #Esks right where they want them - we don't have a big lead to blow in the 4th quarter!
Terrance Lee 4 and 2 thanks for coming out we LOVE BEATING YOU HERE and making you all go so quietly after=)
Sheldon Umpherville Get rid of Durant? Who are we gonna play? Willy? O'sullivan? Michael Bishop? #headscratcher
@LZablocki12 The fans were crazy at commonwealth stadium tonight #esks #riders
|2||Blue Bombers||DE||Mulumba, Andy|
|3||Alouettes via EDM||LB||Edem, Mike|