It’s good to see that BC Lions running back Andrew Harris stood by his tweet which he sent a few minutes after the Lions surprising come from behind 35-32 overtime win over the Roughriders on Friday night at BC Place.
Tweet quote, to all the fans that left with 3 minutes left….. Give your head a shake! #NoLeadIsSafe #teamWIN
On Monday, he reiterated those thoughts.
He is right. That has been the case for many years in three down football, especially in the final three minutes, where the clock stops after every play. It’s worth hanging around, and Tedford’s team at the time was only down four points.
But I can see why some of the fans bolted. Especially those that sat through the Leos dreadful 4-5 record at the former dome last season.
Now some of those 23,062 fans may have been the green flatlanders who bailed when their team had a 10 point lead with half a quarter to go.
The biggest problem in the game and the league this season is neon orange laundry scattered all about the bright green turf.
The flags made the football forgettable. 32 penalties for 272 yards. So, I understand why some bums were numb. Combined with the Lions slow start and having to watch the referees bend over and pick up their hankies constantly, it become a long evening at the stadium, as the CFL tries to get everyone into the rhythm of the new rule changes.
I personally have always been a stick it out through the final whistle kind of fan, because you never know what may happen.
There is a sunny side for the fans and Harris. Nobody will doubt the Lions offence again in 2015.