#1 rivalry. Vogel was using the big brother-little br von miaowang123 21.03.2019 09:35

After 20 weeks of regular season football let the playoffs begin! For all players, coaches and management types that made the postseason this week is a good one because whether you have the bye or a game this Sunday, you know the season and an opportunity is present. Based on the history of this league whether youre the crossover team or the team with the best record in the league you cant win it all because it truly is about who plays the best that day. Not day after day, that single, solitary day. For Ottawa and Toronto who played last Friday night, have no doubt - this 2014 season was disappointing because the truth is in a nine-team league if you dont make the playoffs what other possible conclusion can you draw? In the case of Ottawa the honeymoon is over and expectations will surge towards winning and entertaining and no longer creating and improving. The two positive goals that were established for the Redblacks is in stadium fan attendance and a core of good players to build on. The in-stadium fan response was special because it was maintained throughout the year. I anticipated it to waver as the season moved on but it didnt and that was enjoyable to watch. No doubt with a better team that spirit will continue into 2015. Many of the players on the present Ottawa roster will be on next years squad and I feel they accomplished their goal of finding a core of players. They do need more but a sense of continuity was evident in the second half of the season and that group of about 12 will be better than this next year if for no other reason than they are in the same system for another year. I would definitely bring Henry Burris back but they do have to find the next Mike Reilly to create an effective image of success. Age effects all and Henry is no longer a puppy, more an older pit bull. For Toronto through the season they were painful to watch for two reasons. For one, injuries to key players were consistent and the other was the embarrassing absence of true professional football training and practice facilities. We all noticed the turn-around in Hamilton with the addition of Tim Hortons Field and the Argos need to find their own Tim Hortons Field to be a rejuvenated success. And they need to develop the next Ricky Ray who will be closer to 40 than 30 at the end of the 2015 season. I think it is a truth to say the No. 1 challenge for the next commissioner is to solve the Toronto Argonaut problem. In BC there is no other team with a more difficult challenge going into the playoffs than the Lions. They lost their last twp games by pretty dominant scores, to Edmonton 37-3, and last week at home to Calgary 33-16. Their confidence is being tested but once again even though they travel west to east it is a one-game event in football, so BC needs to rediscover its confidence for Sunday November 16 as that is the only day it is needed. Stephan Logan for BC makes a difference. He had 117 yards rushing and 70 yards in pass receptions and is the guy the Lions can lean on. For Montreal even though they lost to Hamilton 29-15 they beat BC 24-9 in Week 2 and 41-5 in Week 4. That was a long time ago, and beating the same team three times in one year is tough to do, so advantage BC. This one will not be easy for an Alouette team coming off the Tiger-Cat loss. I give BC a real chance for the upset. With Calgary they are set to sit, wait and pounce. Scoring 33 points and winning and getting all healthy again with a bye week ahead, the Stampeders are the team to beat. For the Ticats the win over Montreal was significant in so many ways. First, they remained undefeated at Tim Hortons Field, home of the East final. The bye week is the first rest in 13 weeks for Hamilton as their two regular season byes came in the first half of the season. Plus, they have a defence that continues to improve by making game-changing plays or taking away a teams best player. Duron Carter had 11 catches for 185 yards against Toronto two weeks ago, against Hamilton he had only four catches for 43 yards. From a record of 1-6 back in August to East Division champions and now one game away from the Grey Cup, well done Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The West semi-final will match Saskatchewan at Edmonton and just like BC the Riders have a good chance for the upset, and it would be an upset indeed. But Saskatchewan did run for an amazing 193 yards between all running backs and their quarterback and do have a pivot who has played playoff football before. They had no Mike Reilly and no John White last game, but trust me when I say this, if Edmonton does not play its best football it will not win. Kerry Joseph can handle the pressure. BC at Montreal at 1pm et, Saskatchewan at Edmonton at 4:30pm et this Sunday on TSN. Let the playoffs begin! Cheap Adidas Superstar Trainers UK .Y. - Geno Smith shouted a couple of mighty expensive expletives. Adidas Superstar Sale Uk .Y. -- Scott Chandler is returning to Buffalo, where he spent the past three seasons establishing himself as the Bills top pass-catching tight end. http://www.superstarukdiscount.com/ . The time off didnt slow them down. Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 14 points and the Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to five games Tuesday night with a 114-85 victory over the skidding Philadelphia 76ers. Cheap Superstar Trainers . The Red Sox maintained a share of the AL wild-card lead Tuesday night, using four home runs to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 and set up a dramatic conclusion to the regular season. The skidding Red Sox were 6-19 this month before rebounding to edge the last-place Orioles. Adidas Superstar Discount .C. - Goodyear has warned teams that increased speeds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put a heavy emphasis on the right front tires in Saturday nights race a€” a potentially key development for drivers trying to advance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.MIAMI -- For the entirety of the regular season, the supremacy of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference was brought into serious question by the Indiana Pacers. Then came the playoffs. And the question was answered -- emphatically. The Heat became the third franchise in NBA history to reach the title series in four consecutive seasons, a laugher of a conference-title finale getting them there again Friday night. LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 25 points, and Miami eliminated the Pacers for the third straight year with a 117-92 romp in Game 6 of the East championship series. "Im blessed. Very blessed. Very humbled," James said. "And we wont take this opportunity for granted. Its an unbelievable franchise, its an unbelievable group. And we know we still have work to do, but we wont take this for granted. Were going to four straight Finals and we will never take this for granted." Dwyane Wade and Rashard Lewis each scored 13 points for Miami, which trailed 9-2 before ripping off 54 of the next 75 points to erase any doubt by halftime. The Heat set a franchise record with their 11th straight home post-season win, going back to the final two games of last seasons NBA Finals, leading by 37 at one point. "The group loves to compete and loves to compete at the highest level, and be pushed to new levels," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Indiana led the East for much of the regular season, one where the Pacers were fueled by the memory of losing Game 7 of the East finals in Miami a year ago. So they spent this season with a clear goal: Toppling Miami as kings of the East. The Pacers were two games better in the regular season. They were two games worse in the post-season. Game 7, this time, would have been in Indianapolis. The Pacers just had no shot of making it happen, not on this night. "Its bitterly disappointing to fall short of our goals," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "Its bitterly disappointing to lose to this team three years in a row. But were competing against the Michael Jordan of our era, the Chicago Bulls of our era, and you have to tip your hats to them for the way they played this whole series." Paul George had 29 points for Indiana, David West scored 16 and Lance Stephenson -- booed all night -- finished with 11. "No regrets. All of us played hard. They were just the better team, and they won," Stephenson said. So now, the Celtics and Lakers have some company. Until Friday, they were the only teams in NBA history to reach the Finals in four straight years. The Heat have joined them, and their quest for a third straight title starts in either San Antonio or Oklahoma City on Thursday night. "Its all about 15 special men and what theyve been able to accomplish these last four yyears," said Heat managing general partner Micky Arison, who handed the East title trophy to Greg Oden.dddddddddddd. "Just a little bit more work to do, but Im really proud of the incredible job that these guys have done." The way they played in Game 6 made a prophet out of Bosh, who predicted Miami would play its best game of the season. The numbers suggested he was right, and then some. Miamis largest lead at any point this season, before Game 6, was 36 points. Indianas largest deficit of the season had been 35 points. After a layup by James with 3:39 left in the third, the margin in this one was a whopping 37 -- 86-49. James night ended not long afterward. "It was just one of those games that we want to play from beginning to end," Bosh said. "Here on our home court, we wanted to make a statement." There were the now-requisite Stephenson events, adding intrigue to the first half. The Indiana guard walked over to James and tapped him in the face in the opening minutes, stood over him after both got tangled under the basket, and got whistled for a flagrant foul for striking Norris Cole in the head in the second quarter. It was the end of a memorable series for Stephenson, none of which really had anything to do with basketball. His string of newsworthy moments from these East finals started when he talked about the health of Wades knees before the series and reached an apex in Game 5 when he blew into James ear and walked into a Heat huddle. When it was over, Stephenson went out and shook hands with plenty of Heat players, as did the rest of his teammates. "To work so hard and to get to where we are now really hurts," Stephenson said. The Heat were bothered by it all -- "angry," Spoelstra confessed -- but got the last laugh. Big Brother, again, reigned supreme in this rivalry. Vogel was using the big brother-little brother analogy earlier in the series, telling the tale of how at some point in every sibling rivalry the younger one has to make a stand. Indiana thought it would happen now. The Heat, obviously, had other ideas. "Theyve won championships," West said Friday when asked if the Pacers considered themselves Miamis equal. "No, were not equal." West said those words about eight hours before game time. They were in no dispute at nights end. NOTES: James appeared in what became his 100th playoff victory. ... The Pacers are now 7-12 against Miami in the last three postseasons, and 20-10 against everybody else. ... Wade and Udonis Haslem are going to the NBA Finals for the fifth time in nine seasons -- with a 15-67 season on their record during that stretch as well. ... Chris Andersen returned from a thigh injury, scoring nine points and grabbing 10 rebounds in 13 minutes for Miami. ' ' '

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