Monday, January 30, 2006

Blame Canada

Carrying on a long tradition of Canada defeating the United States of America, Team Canada annihilated Team USA in the 10th Annual NFL Global Junior Championship Sunday afternoon. A tournament showcasing "180 of the top teenage football players from around the globe", Team Canada backed up last year's victory with a 10-0 win over the Americans. The Yanks, made up of Ohio All-Stars, could only muster six first downs and 82 yards against Danny Maciocia's hosers. Maciocia is of course the head coach of the Grey Cup winning Edmonton Eskimos.

Adding insult to injury, the Canadians defeated the Americans using NCAA rules. As the NFL Network's Rich Eisen noted, neither the rouge or the 55 yard line was necessary. It would be reminiscent of the intercollegiate games between McGill and Harvard that began the sport, except, well, we won this time. Of course, Harvard cheated in 1874. It's lost in this translation, but I know it to be true.

Hopefully Seahawks long-snapper J.P. Darche snaps the game-winning kick this weekend. Fellow Canadian Mike Vanderjagt couldn't pull it off, so Darche needs to help me out and make Kimmis cry.


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