TORONTO -- Each week of the 2012 season CFL.ca brings you the best of your comments from around the web in our Online Water Cooler.
HOT TOPICS OF THE WEEK
In Week 4 CFL Social, you shared some of your ideas for a CFL Olympics. This week the hot topic was Richard Harris, as the Bombers honoured the late coach before their home opener, one year after his death. Our social media guru Kate McKenna also asked you what's on your CFL bucket list. Here's what you had to say:
@Tinabanshee @CFLKate to see a game in every CFL stadium. Check off Commonwealth, Molson, Rogers,IWS,Frank Clair #CFLBucketList
@ThePrawnGuy @CFLKate my #CFL bucketlist was completed in 2008: see a game at Ivor Wynne and visit every stadium at least once
@TrevorSorrell @CFLKate watching the #Riders play in all the other 7 (8 when Ottawa is back) stadiums with my wife and children. #CFL #CFLBucketList
@Spitzka #CFLBucketList is to become a Masthead and follow the team & see every #Argos game, home & away. @CFLKate #CFL
@CCtsn @CFLKate on my #CFLBucketList is to call a postseason #CFL All Star game in a tropical locale. Best way to recover from Grey Cup Week.
@sndr86 @CFLKate to see two Canadian QBs start a game against each other #CFLBucketList
@Kyle_Weber13 @CFLKate I think playing in the CFL is mine
@56Parkies @CFLKate my #CFLBucketList would include getting every @cfl_esks program from '49 to present. About half way there!
@ott_pol @CFLKate Do see an Ottawa team win the Grey cup with my Dad! #CFLBucketList
@_hugoagogo @CFLKate Always wanted to be a kicker, so my #CFLBucketList includes sneaking into Commonwealth at nite & kicking one through the uprights!
@LloydBridgz @CFLKate #CFLBucketList to snap the ball for a game winning field goal @ Ivor Wynne stadium #Ihavetheskills
@MsLilDvl @CFLKate My MAIN #CFLBucketList item is to sing the National Anthem at a BC Lions game... Yup...
@CurtisStark31 @CFLKate To accomplish the ultimate weekend, all 4 CFL games in a single week. #CFLBucketList
@NickT1219 @CFLKate see a CFL game in every city and a Grey Cup in every city! Also to call a Grey Cup game.. big dreams for a 18 year old!
@Ralph_Dog #CFLBucketList Being the mascot for the best team in the CFL #WaitAlreadyAccomplishedThatOne @CFLKate
@WrayPerkin @CFLKate #CFLBucketList would love to see another Mountie's name on the Grey Cup @mtafootball #MountiePride
Some players also chimed in with some of their bucket list items:
@marwanhage @CFLKate The Sultan would love to eat a hotdog at every stadium in the #CFL
@NateCoehoorn @CFLKate I want to score a touchdown in every stadium
@CHEVYsnaptime @CFLKate I think I'd have 2 win the Grey Cup, and then try to hitch a ride on a NASA Shuttle and have Cup hoisted into space by Canada Arm.
It was an emotional home opener for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last Thursday, as the team honoured the late Coach Richard Harris before kickoff. Many players and coaches still on the team as well as around the league have had their lives touched in some way by Harris, and he continues to live in memories and hearts around the CFL.
Chris Cvetkovic @cvety50 Today we need our @Wpg_BlueBombers faithful behind us...we all need to put it together! Gotta make Coach Harris proud!! RH Miss ya Love ya
@AlexBrink10 One yr later gone but not forgotten. You impacted so many of us. This one is for you #RH
Paul LaPolice @PaulLaPolice We all will be thinking of our friend Coach Harris today. Hard to believe it has been a year today. You are missed by all of us. #RIP
@DougBrown97 There are days when I have to remind myself of why I walked away from pro-football. Today is not one of those days.
One hashtag that's really taken off in CFL social media circles: #NoLeadIsSafe. It was a CFL league slogan last year and has since taken on a life of its own, becomimg a way for fans to unite online as a rallying cry to remember not to become complacent. Last week three of four games were decided by three points or less, including a come from behind 35-34 win for the Ticats over Saskatchewan in fourth quarter. Hamilton bounced back from a 19-point 4th quarter deficit, marking the second week in row the Riders have blown a three-score lead in the fourth quarter.
Via @canadiancommish (Mark Cohon) Of the 20 games played, four winning teams have overcome 10+ point deficits with two of those from 17 pts or more. No lead is safe! #cfl
@ttumcibhua #Ticats have too many weapons to handle on O! #noleadissafe
@sewikovn And the #Ticats take the lead!!! #noleadissafe in the #CFL
@dylandejaegher As @JayOnrait and @tsnotoole would put it.."Ya Blew It" #NoLeadIsSafe
@DarrenMetzger I should've learned to never turn away from a @CFL game. Great finish! Gotta love the CFL! #noleadissafe
@jeffmadams Someone should remind #Riders Head Coach Corey Chamblin that in #Canada, we also play four quarters of football. #NoLeadIsSafe
There may be fewer games in the next two weeks with byes, but don't expect any shortage of exciting, nail-biting, floor-pacing CFL action!
THE BEST FROM CFL SOCIAL MEDIA (Twitter and Facebook) DURING GAMES
EDM @ WPG
Glen Dohie Eskies have a great defense, Bombers may be MORE black abd Blue after this game. Going to be a tough battle for the Bombers.
@Lionfan15 #Bombers have to get props for hanging in tough so far with breaks going the wrong way and refusing to collapse against a tough #Esks D #CFL
@BCLionsDen Haha, love it, LaPolice urging the fans to make noise. #Bombers #Esks #CFL Great game tonight!
Holly Walker Richard Harris was watching over them...that forced fumble was a BEAUTY!!
@66Tiny Its like ashes in my mouth to say it, but that was a gutsy win by the #Bombers. #CFL #esks
TOR @ MTL
Arlene Nolan great game loved watching Owens tonight like the wind he was
Patrick Bossé im sure if Whitaker and Guy play the entire match,the score was different and the defense of the als need to be constant
@Mikey_Skriz Huge win for the #Argos I can't remember the last time they beat the #Alouettes lol
@YPG_Argos_Fans #Argos are 1st in the East! What a win against the #Alouettes. Too bad Chad Owens can't play against the Als every game. #ypgargosfans JT
@RemiRebel @yourboyBLONDON was amazing tonight! And @B_Whit2 made my heart stopped for a while! Nice game! #CFL #Alouettes #Argos
SSK @ HAM
Jim Fedirko THAT made up for all the abuse we take from the Sask fans. They have 2 hard pills to swallow. And that I can take with a strut!!
Tammy Stonehouse Great game as usual the Riders fell in fourth quarter...just like last week Deja vu..wtg Burris !!!
Levar Rowe Riders beating themselves once again
@Mur_Dawg81 #Ridernation. Another blown lead by #riders. Best 50-min team in #cfl. Oskee wee wee. #ticats
@8soup OSKEE-WEE-WEE!! What a rally by the #ticats in the 4th!! Not many teams beat the #riders in Regina!! Great win!! #Burris
@OskieOckham Three Things to savor in Saskatchewan: 1. Pilsner Beer. 2. Western Pizza. 3. AN 18 POINT 4th Q DEFICIT. #CFL #Riderville #Riders #Ticats
BC @ CGY
Aaron McCullough Should be a fantastic evening of football! Great weather, outdoor stadium and two hungry teams. Love the CFL!!!!!
Kerry Paulicelli Look in the trenches where it all begins and you'll see Ben Archibald the Beast, fantastic job!
@RayRay2233 This has been a defensive clinic #Lions. Close this out against the #Stamps #CowTownShowdown
@b_rad_peters I'm not even mad. Just disappointed. #calstampeders #CFL #ThisLeadIsSafe
@davedbenefield #cfl the #stamps defense has been caught flat footed all night. Stams Just out schemed. chalk board battle won by the #lions