That makes TSN analyst Jock Climie's comments in The Globe & Mail's game preview fall under the heading of "we know, Mr. Climie, we know":
"I'm really worried that Queen's is going to be exposed in a major way ... The good news is that Queen's has good enough of an offence that they shouldn't get embarrassed. But when you look at what Western's offence did to them last week, you've got to believe that Laval's capable of at least doing that, if not a whole lot more."What's to be exposed? Those who watched the Yates Cup saw that the Big Yellow Guys pass first and runs maybe later and that its defence gave up 627 yards.
It is kind of a Three True Outcomes scenario. Laval could end up winning by a score that resembles the blood pressure reading of a very unhealthy person. That's always a possibility with a 12.5-point favourite. Queen's could show well for two, three quarters before Laval's physical superiority rears it head. Maybe, just maybe, a month of Sundays will hit the calendar, elephants will fly, trees will dance and Queen's will win. That's my feeling.
As noted Thursday, it's just a privilege, as a Queen's fan, to see the Golden Gaels get a crack at Laval this late in the calender (Richardson Stadium has never seen a game this last in the season). One would hope most Queen's fans have reconciled that Laval is Laval. They're the best what has ever been, and you know everything has to fall just so. It's like buying a lottery ticket.