Canada. The true north strong and free. Home of hockey, maple syrup, and more hockey. Also home to the Canadian Football League, a strange brand of football played on 110-yard-long fields with gigantic end zones, only three downs and single points awarded when an errant filed goal try goes through the end zone. That’s not a typo. They award one point for missed field goal attempts that go through the back of the end zone. And home to rowdy fans who got really angry during a Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. British Columbia Lions football game. The Roughriders fans were apparently quite upset about what they viewed as a facemask foul that went uncalled. According to the news report, they “made their views known” about the play. Not exactly sure what they did to accomplish this, but it apparently was enough to cause a B.C. player to fire a football into the stands. The Saskatchewan fans responded. They threw full beer cans at B.C. players. Now officials with the Saskatchewan operation say they will likely return to an earlier practice of serving beer in plastic cups.
Pretend football note: Victory was secured Monday night in my fantasy football league. Fifteen wins in a row and counting. This weekend, I play the guy who drafted Tom Brady. I’m feeling good about 16.