It looks like Colin Kaepernick's movement has "officially" transcended gender for the first time since he took a knee to protest racial injustice, police brutality and discrimination against black Americans two years ago. A NFL cheerleader joined the "movement" and took a knee during the playing of the national anthem during a 49ers game last week and it'll be interesting to see if her action inspires other women to do the same in the upcoming weeks. My guess is, it will.
It should also be noted that Kaepernick is still without a job and has sued the NFL for collusion, saying the owners are conspiring to keep him out of football because of his Take A Knee stance/movement. There is little doubt that they are but he has to prove it in court, a much more difficult task. The good news is that a federal judge has already thrown out a request by the owners to dismiss this case, so now it goes to trial and the NFL is not a happy camper. Can you say ... settlement!
I wonder if the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, is now second guessing himself after breaking the bank and signing former NFL TV analyst Jon Gruden to an unheard of 10-year, $100 million guaranteed contract to coach his team. After surprisingly getting rid of their best offensive and defensive player, the 1-8 Raiders are pathetic because they don't even have enough talent to get out of the basement.
After a wild and emotional last weekend of regular season play and in typical CFL fashion (exciting to the end), the playoffs are finally set. Yes, our beloved Bombers did make it and will head to Regina to take on the Green Machine this Sunday but alas, the mighty Blue and Gold will come home bitterly disappointed after a tough loss. In the East the BC Lions, because of the CFL crossover rule, will squeak by the Tigercats.
What has happened to the Calgary Stampeders' juggernaut? It wasn't so long ago that almost everyone thought the Stamps were indestructible, automatically on their way to their third consecutive Grey Cup berth, this time looking for that elusive win. This time they will succeed.
Trivia time, where will this year's Grey Cup be played?
In the "What have you done for me lately" category, the Toronto Argonauts fired head coach Marc Trestman, less than a year after he lead them to the Grey Cup. Is there no loyalty or compassion out there anymore? One would have thought bringing home Lord Grey's mug in itself would have cut him a little slack. Apparently not.
The VCI Golden Bears football team's season came to an abrupt end as they had the misfortune to run up against the undefeated Interlake (Stonewall) Thunder in their semi-final playoff game. Regardless of that outcome, the Bears did enjoy one of their most successful seasons in years. Their 5-2 record indicates some dominance over their rivals in SW Manitoba.
Trivia answer, Edmonton on Nov. 25th. Until next time....