The CLPA is warning their members to prepare for a lockout. While I don’t think either side is dumb enough to the CFL can survive a lockout I guess anything is possible.
As much as I'd hate to see a lockout, I am kind of intrigued to see what scab football would look like in Canada. That got me thinking about what the roster of the “Scab Riders” would look like.
2010 Scab Riders
QB: Kerry Joseph
RB: Corey Holmes, Henri Childs, Ducarmel Augustin
WR: Matt Dominguez, Nathan Hoffart, Patrick Thibeault, Curtis Marsh, Karsten Bailey
OL: Matt O’Meara, Mike Abou-Mecherek, Andrew Greene, Charles Thomas (I can’t come up with a centre though… maybe we could find that Japanese guy from The Replacements. You know, the one that puked on the field)
DL: Dek Bake, Scott Schultz, Nate Davis, Gabe Nyenhuis
LB: Reggie Hunt, TJ Stancil (I can’t come up with a middle linebacker… at least one that could get across the border)
DB: Denatay Heard, Davin Bush, Tristan Clovis (assuming he’d been found alive), Rontarius Robinson, James Johnson
K: Mike Vanerjerk
Once again Dylan Ching is left anxiously waiting at home with his bags packed for the plane ticket that never arrives.
Thing is I’m pretty sure even this list of has-beens and never-was-beens could do better than the current roster of the Toronto Argonauts
Other Teams potential scabs include…
BC: Antonio Warren, Duncan O’Mahoney
Edm: Sean Fleming
Cal: Akili Smith
Win: Ryan Dinwiddie, Charles Roberts, Tom Canada. I’d say Milt Stegal but he’s likely still on the Bomber payroll for another 3-4 years. And of course there’s always Wade Miller.
Tor: Michael Bishop, Robert Baker, David Boston
Ham: Timmy ChangMtl: Ezra Landry, Jerrett Payton