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
Ahead of the BC Lions game, with Lions slotback Geroy Simon poised to pass Milt Stegall as the CFL’s most prolific receiver in history, @BCLions encouraged fans to Tweet their best Simon “Superman” pose pics. Here are some of the best:
|@VanCityPegger Samar is practicing her ballet pose AND Superman pose at the same time! #81AllTime||@SamelaAnderson Here's my Superman from the last game! #81alltime #BCLions||@ThomasKendall19 #81 Doing his best Geroy impression!|
There was another team making history during opening week – the Saskatchewan Roughriders with their white helmets. The switch to white from green caught the attention of Riderville in a big way, and while many were against the new look, others started to warm up to the idea as the game went on. Of course, a Riders win didn’t hurt matters. Here’s what you had to say:
@MarcSmith18: If the #Riders struggle in the white helmets tonight is it the last time we'll ever see them? #CFL
@thecolinium: Thumbs Down to the Riders White Helmets. Unless they win, then they are okay. #riders #saskatchewanstormtroopers
@rmarcham: Not entirely sure I will get used to the #Riders wearing white helmets. Looks very odd. #CFL
@BrentButt: #Riders white helmets are kind of freaking me out.
@LMar91: We look like storm troopers in those white helmets #Riders
@TexasRyder: Go Riders!!!!!!! Or as my niece is shouting: Go white helmets!!!! #riders #cfl
@Stevil78: @sskroughriders if green is the colour then what's with the ugly white helmets? #GreenIsTheColour #RiderPride #RiderNation #Riders
Then, as the game wore on and the Riders led:
@thecolinium: I changed my mind. I like the white Helmets #20pointlead #riders
@jeffmadams: Those #Riders white helmets the new good luck charm in Saskatchewan? Could be. #CFL
@notcoolpunk: Oh @sskroughriders your snazzy white helmets are great #riders @CFL
@CongaKing01: #Riders are now 1-0 with the new white helmets! Great game boyz! @WestonDressler7 @dariandurant @ChrisGetzlaf @R_Bagg6
In the end, the new buckets seemed to win the day, as a poll in the Regina Leader-Post showed that 76 per cent of Riders fans approved the change. Those who don’t approve can rest easy though, as the green helmets will be returning soon enough – the white lids are only for special occasions.
Here’s a tweet from the league’s social media guru, Kate McKenna, which generated a number of clever responses:
RT @CFLKate Fantuz Flakes, Buck's BBQ Chips, All-Dressler Chips...Any creatively named #CFL player products that don't exist but should?
Here are some of the best ideas you came up with:
@eskinator: @CFL mailing those letters? Don't forget your Fred "Postage" Stamps
@gsaurus_rex Tate-r-Tots! #GoStampsGo #CFLShoppingCart #CFL
@Jube1975: @ChadOwens2 Flyin' Hawaiian Punch! #CFLShoppingCart #CFL
@CliffyD: Calvill-O's--the real breakfast of champions! #CFLShoppingCart #CFL
@KennManzerolle: Durie-cell batteries.... #CFLShoppingCart #CFL
@kstronach24: Chicken Mar-Stala #CFLShoppingCart #CFL
@Danimal76: I figured that Sandy Beveridge would fly off the shelves. #CFLShoppingCart #CFL
@Ra_Erickson: Ray's SPF 3@BCLionsDen: Marsh Mellows #CFLShoppingCart #CFL
@iamcdn: Ricky Ray Bans #CFLShoppingCart #CFL
@fuzzzysteve: If anyone steals from your #CFLShoppingCart you should call the LaPolice #CFL
THE BEST FROM CFL SOCIAL MEDIA (Twitter and Facebook) DURING GAMES
SSK @ HAM
@notcoolpunk: Who coated @WestonDressler7 in goo? That boy is slippery! Those #ticats can’t get a hand on him! #riders @sskroughriders @CFL
@RichSaverie: The #Riders are stomping all over the #TiCats tonight. Never bet in favour of Hamilton on Opening Night! lol #CFL #CFLonTSN
@DDGCTV: Sheets. So much I could say. How 'bout Ticats are cold under the Sheets? #keepworkinonit #riders 43-16 #ticats
@DogRiverDude: CANNOT wait to see the #Riders back at Mosaic. Can you say Pandemonium! #ticats #cfl
TOR @ EDM
@LittleMarsbar: The amount of times Ricky Ray has been said already... You could make a drinking game out of this. #esks #cfl
@WrayPerkin: I want Hugh Charles to score at least 1 TD a game just because of the backflip #CFL #Esks
@giblean68: Well Ricky Ray, the best welcome back to #yeg we could give you was to make you eat Coliseum dirt! So proud of my #ESKS WAY TO GO BOYS!!
@CandaceDevai: Classy move by the Eskimos with the Ricky Ray montage. Nice to see him get cheers from the fans there. #CFL #Esks #Argos
WPG @ BC
@KelseyMarieDee Dear lord #33 #andrewharris is just a beauty.. #BCLions
@robynnebrezo Congrats #BCLIONS season opener #Beast
@lyteforce awesome game!! Loved the revealing of the banners & stopping the game for Geroy! #memories #bclions
@thestephenfung Way to win the home opener!!! Can't wait for a chance to watch a game this year! #BCLions
@BlueBfan Btw - still think Buck is our best chance to win #teambuck #Bombers
@Marcula45 #bombers to go all the way 2012
@realviking32 Sucks that the #Bombers lost tonight, but there's alot of football to play. The o-line will get better. #CFL #stepofftheledge
MTL @ CGY
Ryan Peter Schreurs Great first game by the Stamps, and great play by the entire team especially the D-Line let's keep it going GO STAMPS GO! HORSEPOWER!.
Barry Grant Unfortunately I gotta feelin this year ain't the year of the Al's.
Michael Heilman Nice win stamps. Tate is going to be the best quarterback in the cfl.
Stefan Campagna Love seeing all the Montreal haters turn up every (still somewhat rare) losses. You are all dead silent with every accomplishment they make. Go Als Go.
@Spitzka Butler, a #TCU grad with an interception and @Shankell goes wild. #CFL