CALGARY -- Much like they have been doing for the entire 2012 season, the Calgary Stampeders had to fight for every last inch to earn their most recent victory.
“We knew it was going to be a fight,'' said Stampeders Head Coach John Hufnagel. “We knew they weren't going to lay down and give it to us.''
The “they” Hufnagel is referring to are the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, a group that gave the Stamps all they could handle during their Week 16 encounter at Canad Inns Stadium, the result of which saw the Stamps grind out a 32-21 win.
It seems like since the season’s opening kickoff on June 29 at McMahon Stadium, the Stampeders have had to fight for every ounce of their success.
Like a heavyweight fighter in a title bout, they have given and taken their fair share of punches. But more often than not, they have been on the delivering end of the blows.