The Rider Prophet is officially a married man. Saturday, me and Mrs. Prophet were wed. In what may shock many of you the ceremony was devoid of shotguns and was not performed by someone in an Elvis costume (either the church is cool with this whole blasphemous prophet thing I do or they just don't have the internet yet). Most importantly it didn't involve any major injuries or hospital visits... though there was a close call during an ill advised decision to let one of the groomsmen lift me up on his shoulders.
But now, it's back to normal. And what perfect timing as rookie camp opens on Wednesday. I'm an pumped. I would say that I'm almost as excited for CFL football to start again as I was for my wedding but since I know that Mrs. Prophet reads this, I will instead say that I'm as excited for the start of football as the wedding guests were for the toonie bar.
I'll be headed down to camp on Wednesday to get my first football fix and to check out this year's new recruits. I'll post some comments on Wednesday.
While I've been off doing this wedding stuff, there have been a few funny stories around the league. The biggest was of course the Sandro DeAngelis saga. First he got cut from Hamilton. While the timing was somewhat surprising the move hardly is as the Ticats were paying way too much money to miss FGs and piss off the locker room. What was hilarious thought was Sandro blaming his struggles on the fact that he was busy doing home renos last season. Look unless you Chris Szarka yourself, there is no excuse for not performing your job well because you were working on your house. A doctor can't get away with saying "Sorry I botched your knee surgery, I' was up late painting my den."
The story then got better as Sandro was picked up fairly quickly by the Als. The same Als who used their first round pick this year to draft a kicker. The same Als who traded next year's first rounder to BC for another kicker. So basically Montreal could end up blowing 2 first rounders on kickers that never end up playing for them. That makes me wonder if Danny Maccicocia has been hired as a behind the scenes advisor for the Als.
It's great to be back and let's all get jacked for the start of the 2011 season!!!