Monday, November 21, 2011
BC LIONS AND WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS IN GREY CUP
Next Sunday the BC Lions will take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Grey Cup game. This is the Super Bowl for the CFL. This is a great accomplishment for the BC Lions since they started the season at 1-6.
Next Sunday's Grey Cup will pit Buck Pierce of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers against Travis Lulay of the Lions. Lulay was Pierce's understudy when Pierce was the Lions starter. Lulay has matured immensely during this season. When the Lions played the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on August 13, Lulay was pulled in the second half of that game. The Lions eventually lost 30-17. That defeat dropped the Lions to 1-6. After that game, the Lions and Lulay have become an unstoppable team. They have gone 11-1 since that game.
Yesterday, the BC Lions went up 26-3 at halftime in their playoff game against the Edmonton Eskimos. Lulay had 241 yards passing and two touchdowns before the half. During the second half, Lulay ran the ball 61 yards for a touchdown. This put the Lions up 40-16. That run from scrimmage happened to be the longest run from scrimmage by a Lion during a play-off game. The BC Lions eventually won the game 40-23.
The 99th Grey Cup, which is being played in Vancouver, will definitely show that the BC Lions of today are not the BC Lions that met Blue Bombers back in the summer.