#1 Posted on 25.9.04 0139.32 Reposted on: 25.9.11 0139.53
Once upon a time, the Calgary Stampeders were the toast of the Canadian Football League. Then Coach/GM Wally Buono got unceremoniously tossed by the team's owner, and things have been downhill ever since. This season the Stamps were riding a six-game losing streak (and were 2-11 overall). The B.C. Lions were the exact opposite. The team was middling at best until Wally Buono arrived and turned the team around. Heading into tonight's game they were 9-3 and riding an eight-game winning streak.
And tonight, the Stamps won a friggin' game 22-21. Against a much, much better team. They're still terrible (as 3-11 will testify to), but there's a flicker of hope. With the NHL in a lockout and the Flames extinguished for a while, hope is all we'll have for a bit.