Monday, August 2, 2010

MONDAY MORNING MUSINGS - AUG2/10

At an age when most running backs are experiencing eroding skills and declining production, Avon Cobourne keeps getting better. The 31 year old Alouettes dynamo rang up a career high 231 all purpose yards in last Thursday's rout of Toronto at Molson Stadium, and is on a pace to exceed his totals from 2009, when he was named a first team CFL All Star and won the Grey Cup MVP Award. Cobourne could even break quarterback Anthony Calvillo's stranglehold on the Als nomination for CFL Player of the Year, except that the ageless Calvillo keeps putting up league-leading numbers...Here's good work if you can find it. St. Louis Rams rookie quarterback Sam Bradford, who has yet to play a single down of professional football, just signed a six year contract worth 72 million dollars, including 50 million guaranteed, which begs the question: where, exactly, is the motivation to earn the other 22 million?...They've already got former Canadiens goaltender Cristobal Huet - now the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Black Hawks are reportedly courting Jose Theodore. If talks with Theodore fall through, maybe they can take a run at Doug Soetart...For a political movement based on altruistic principles, the Green Party has taken a sharp turn to the right by naming former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque as its deputy leader. Laraque brings a number of fresh elements to the environmentalist cause, not least of which is his new campaign slogan: "Recycle or I'll beat the shit out of you."

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