Montreal Alouettes once again lose at BC – Wait, what?
You can be sure of three things in life: Death, taxes and the Montreal Alouettes losing in BC Place. Right? Wrong.
In 2000, the last time the Montreal Alouettes won at BC Place, Charlie Taaffe was head coach, Anthony Calvillo was playing quarterback, Mike Pringle was carrying the ball, Barron Miles was a star on defense and Winston October was returning kicks.
The last time Montreal won there, the reality show Survivor was making its debut on television, Nickelback wasn’t yet overplayed on the radio and Jean Chretien was the Prime Minister of Canada.
In the year 2000, Tiger Woods was still a premiere golfer, Mario Lemieux had just made his return to the National Hockey League and Marty Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils had just won their second Stanley Cup.
Everything changed last night when the Alouettes totally shut down Andrew Harris and beat the BC Lions 23-13. Week 9 Pick’Em – already ruined. This CFL season has completely turned reality upside down.
Things got off to a terrible start for Montreal when Ryan Phillips returned a Travis Lulay pass for six points. From there, however, the Alouette defense took over. Lulay was able to connect with Manny Arceneaux for a third-quarter touchdown, but that was the only offense the Lions could muster. In addition, the Solomon Elimimian injury was completely exploited by the Alouettes, as Tyrell Sutton, Brandon Rutley, and Stefan Logan combined for *215 yards* on the ground.
Could there be an East Division team crossing over to the West side of the bracket this season? A win from Montreal in BC certainly says that is possible. As we’ve already seen this season, literally anything can happen.
– written by Travis Currah