It's my Parting Shot for my reactions to the headlines in today's Star-Phoenix Sports Section.....
First headline...Campbell suspended two games for violating C-F-L drug policy. My reaction...Good on Campbell for blowing the whistle on himself. Not nearly as good on Campbell for using a banned synthetic growth hormone. Two games is what you get for trying to help revive your career...something the Saskatchewan Roughriders should be able to deal with!
Next headline...C-F-L stars deserve level playing field, Contracts are weighted unfairly in favour of teams, well-paid coaches, managers. Reaction...This all falls on C-F-L owners and managers. They wanted a salary cap so as to limit spending, but excluded coaches and managers from the cap. If they're serious about reducing costs, tack on a little more money onto the salary cap and put all players, coaches and managers' salaries inside of it. Only then will anyone take your cries of poverty seriously!
Last headline...Virtue, Moir to carry flag at Olympics. My reaction...in lieu of N-H-L players not being allowed to compete in South Korea, the Ice Dance couple is a very worthy selection to carry the Maple Leaf in the opening ceremonies...instead of Sidney Crosby, who would've been a slam-dunk pick to do so if N-H-Lers would've participated...as they should be!