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
In last week's edition of the Online Water Cooler, we took reactions from Anthony Calvillo's 40th birthday. Well, one of the greatest quarterbacks the league has ever seen showed age isn't an obstacle quite yet, as he turned in another 300-yard performance in a win against the Ticats, lifting the Als to top spot in the East Division.
This Saturday, with the Riders and Stamps set to kickoff at Mosaic Stadium, a new hot topic emerged as we learned Paul LaPolice had been dismissed by the Bombers. Fans quickly took to social media to voice their thoughts on the move. At one point during the weekend, all of #Bombers, Joe Mack, Tim Burke, and Paul LaPolice were trending on Twitter.
Here are some of your opinions:
@TheHunter_9 Lapolice got fired, I never would have known it looking on twitter#feedblowingup
@Leafs_Nation34 The #Bombers firing of coach Paul Lapolice is a huge mistake! How quickly they forget that he led WPG to the Grey Cup Finals last yr#CFL
@ArgoDiva So sorry to hear of Paul #LaPolice's release. He's a good man and excellent offensive mind. #CFL #Bombers
One thing we learned quickly was that LaPolice was a fan favourite in just about every CFL city, and there are a lot of fans who would love to have him joining their team.
@DaveDawson7 5 game losing streak for the #Riders. Allow me to introduce to you the newest Offensive Coordinator: Paul Lapolice.
@WatsonRock102 Bring LaPolice back to Riderville.
@Steiners_Stall Riders' OC on Labour Day: Paul LaPolice. Anyone?
@bgrantcampbell On second thought ... thanks Joe Mack. We'll take Paul LaPolice here in Ottawa for coming #CFL return. #Bombers
Finally, here's the reaction from LaPolice himself, after his time with the Bombers had come to an end:
@PaulLaPolice Thks to everyone for the show of support.Although I 110% disagree with the decision today, I have loved every minute of being HC of Bombers.
@PaulLaPolice Last nights effort did not reflect a team that didn't believe in the coach and players that have reached out to me disagree with that view.
@PaulLaPolice Thanks to everyone and although not perfect I am proud of our Eastern championship, grey cup appearance and think the future can be bright.
The Bombers play the first end of a home and home with the Riders on Sunday, as part of Scotiabank Labour Day Weekend. Making his debut in that game will be newly-hired Tim Burke, who previously served as the team's defensive coordinator.
THE BEST FROM CFL SOCIAL MEDIA (Twitter and Facebook) DURING GAMES
HAM @ MTL
Matt Toma Ticats are due, but Als at Molson is never a cakewalk. Now all I have to do is get past the last two hours of work before taking up residence in front of the TV.
@RayRay2233 Anyone here doubting the birthday boy will drive his team to the W? #Calvillo #LikeFineWine #Als #Ticats
@FenderGuy69 Cavillo running like a 20 year old! #Ticats #Als
Dave McLean Player of the game...Cobourne. Good to see Andre Proulx back too. If Hamilton had better defence against the run they'd have won. Montreal saw this early and kept running the ball up the middle. Calgary had the same problem last week.
@rmarcham Just one of those games tonight that no lead ever felt "safe". Once it got going in the 2nd, it was a fun one. #Als #TiCats #CFL
Patrick H Ruiz Best game I've been to in the last couple years..and there's been a few. Best play of the game was Kyries' EXPLOSION of a hit on the int return... even from the view at the northeast corner! It's all about Trestman's 57+3!
BC @ WPG
Brett Dalton Van Cleave Lions fan here..Bombers played hard...good effort....but that last drive late in 4th by Lions kicked the life out of the Bombers...hard fought win tonight...our offense was held tight clutch catch by Simon...way to go Lions...
@LVRoberts Elliott made that a tougher game than I expected. #Bombers #BCLions #CFL
Kevin Bettin a win is a win our lions team is proving why they r the defending cup champs!Except the loss and get on with it.....p.s we are the number 1 team in the cfl....BAM
@markvlewis Exhale. Big time win on the road. Solid effort by #bombers at home but the cream rose to the top. #BCLions #CFL
Garner Hack We played a great team. Elliott is just getting warmed up. A little more discipline maybe. Refs are gonna call shots on qb's all the time. Bombers played a great game.
@Bomberfan4life What a great game, very defensive but my #Bombers gave the #bclions a run for their money and got a TD off the the defence too! #proudfan
CGY @ SSK
Deborah McBean Green is the color, football is the game, we're all together and winning is our aim, lol, GO RIDERS GO!!!!!!
@TalkwithJock Huff says the wind in Regina was the worst he has seen as a player or a coach! #CalStampeders #CFL #YYC
Rod Fisk It was terrible. The Dino's could have beat the Riders. I was there and it was painful. Things have to change. Durant sit on the bench for a while and let Willy play.
@drewberry13 Two of the most sarcastic cheers in recent memory after Getzlaf's first grab & the first points off DeAngelis FG in the 4th. #Riders #CFL
@DaveDawson7 Theme song for the #Riders defense just came on the radio. "Hit me with your best shot, fire away."
@ngibbons @StephieKrupke talk to me come playoffs!! Regular season means nothin and #stamps can't touch #riders in the post season #cfl
EDM @ TOR
Yatta Robinson Fred Stamps had the snag of the game in tonights game with the 1 hand snag.
@Roopanova Ricky Ray on his back again! No protection. No o-line. Somethings never change. #esks #cfl #argos
@Lionfan15 #Argos Scott Milanovich must have ripped the team at the half, because the fire was in a lot of bellies on the first drive #CFL #Esks
@GreginPGBC I don't care what Boyd said to the press, he's getting great satisfaction of this. Did I mention Joseph? #Argos #Esks #CFL
@EllingsonEJ Best Monday game I've seen in a while. Wonder how it'll compare to next Monday? #labourday'salwayswar #cfl #Esks #stamps #argos