If you watched last night's 41-38 overtime win by McMaster all the way to the end, you don't need me to tell you what it was like. If you didn't, I can't even describe it. Thankfully others can do that.
- First, there's our liveblog of the game, featuring at least three of our own: Brian Decker and Andrew Bucholtz in Vancouver, and Neate Sager as well. It was easily our most-read liveblog, partly because it was run jointly with Yahoo! Sports Canada and we can't separate the view counts from both sites, and partly because the game was incredible.
- Brian filed an excellent story for the Sil sometime after Tyler Crapigna's game-winning kick and sometime before collapsing into his hotel room. Read it.
- Andrew wrote on the game for 55-Yard Line.
- Richard Zussman, who briefly wrote for us a few years back, has a piece on the game for QMI. Near the end, Zussman points out there were more tickets sold to this Vanier than any other one except 2007 in Toronto (also paired with the Grey Cup), but also says there were many empty seats at B.C. Place.
- Others: Andrew Bates, The Ubyssey/CUP; Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun; A. Writer, Canadian Press; Drew Edwards, Hamilton Spectator.
- It's a good thing we waited until after the Vanier to run the quarterback rankings for this year; 36 for 55 and 482 yards will certainly help Kyle Quinlan's case.
- Our somewhat-maligned football RPI had McMaster at No. 1 over Laval before the game. Just sayin'.
- The word "diminutive" has not been used in reference to a player in Canadian football this much since Doug Flutie was around.
- If you wanted to kick a team while they were down, you might point out that Laval punted on 3rd and 2 from their own 33 and kicked a field goal on 3rd and goal from the 11 — two decisions that, together, led to about a point being left off the scoreboard.