I enjoyed last night's tilt between the U of R Rams and the UBC Thunderbirds at Mosaic Stadium. The Rams spotted the T-Birds a 21-3 lead, before roaring back to claim a 55-28 victory. Regina's Teale Orban is a fantastic quarterback. If his receivers could hang onto the ball, he would've passed for 500-600 yards last night. Despite a couple of drops, 2nd year receiver Jordan Sisco had a big night, scoring two receiving touchdowns, and another one on the ground. Sisco, in my opinion, is a slightly smaller - but faster - version of Jason Clermont. Seriously, the kid can play. The highlight of the night had to be Riders G.M. Eric Tillman taking a ride on the back of a Harley to celebrate the Rams final touchdown of the night. ET the Easy Rider! Whoops, that could be taken several ways :)
The Pats opened the WHL season with a 4-2 win in Prince Albert. However, import forward Kaspars Sauletis was lost for up to 3 months with a badly separated shoulder. That leaves the Pats braintrust with some tough decisions to make.
This afternoon, I'll pick up young Jacob and catch the Riders and B.C. Lions at Mosaic. Hopefully Austin's crew will snap out of their two-game tailspin in front of a sold-out stadium, and reclaim first place in the West.
Then tomorrow, it's off to the Brandt Centre in the afternoon for the Pats home opener. Anyone wanna rake some leaves for me? Regina is serving up a sports smorgasbord this weekend, and I just don't have the time!