At first, it seemed a little odd that Toronto Argonauts’ coach Mike “Pinball” Clemons was left off the CBC’s “Greatest Canadian” search. This man has devoted his entire playing career to the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts, and now has led the team to the Grey Cup final as a head coach. The case for Clemons as the “Greatest Canadian,” however, is quickly derailed by the fact that he’s from Florida. Still, Clemons has taken the underdog Boatmen all the way to the final against the B.C. Lions this Sunday in Ottawa, the first time since 1997.
Without hockey, Canadian sports fans have now turned much of their rabid focus to this years football playoffs, and how. When Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Paul McCallum missed two field goals in a 27-25 loss to the B.C. Lions on Sunday, overzealous Roughrider fans pelted the player with eggs. McCallum, who missed a crucial kick in overtime, has also received threats from certain deranged fans and even had manure dumped on his front lawn.
But with the city’s new Green Bin program, Clemons and the Argos shouldn’t be overly concerned with eggs, manure or other organic waste.