Dec 1, 2018
Going out on top is an understatement for me. This tournament is the last I will do for the CFL. It's been a wonderful ride but it's time for me to move on and let a younger set of eyes take the rein. I still plan to be around but not as president of the league. I've been involved with this league at some level for the past 29 years, Yes, older than some of you have been alive. I wanted to be part of it because it has brought so much joy to me over the years, and in very few cases a lot of pain. But it has always been a labor of love. Yes, those 29 years probably could have been better spent, but frankly I'm not sure how. It's given me purpose. A reason to get up and get going. Everyone has a hobby. This was my hobby and I loved it. So yes this truly is bitter sweet for me. The best part of this is the number of awesome people I have met over the years. I can't thank you enough for supporting me during my reign as President. My hope is you will continue to support the league in the upcoming years.
As for the tournament, you couldn't ask for a better one. I'm not going into details of each game although there were some good ones. The playoffs were about as exciting as they could get. As you may have noticed, when I created the divisions, I put one champion from the Fall league in each division. So the Oilers were in Division A, the Seahawks were in division B and the Romans were in Division C. Ironically enough all 3 made it into the playoffs. Of course the Huskers made it as well. In the first game, the Seahawks started things off with a pick 6 on the first play. This made things very difficult for the Romans right out of the chute. The Seahawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the Romans started making noise. The Seahawks, with their momentum intact, continued to dominate the game mostly in the first half. The second half was nothing short of a defensive stance by both teams. The Seahawks managed to score one more but they didn't need it as they kept the Romans out of the end zone the entire second half. Seahawks move on to the Finals. The Cornhuskers did what they normally do. They dominated the game in the first half as well. They jumped out to the 4-2 lead. BUT, something happened in the second half, as the Oilers poured it on and kept the Huskers in check. In the end, the Oilers shutdown the Huskers powerful offense only allowing them one point, The Oilers on the other hand, scored an unimaginable 4 points....in the second half....in a game that was shorter than normal.....against the Huskers.....with a backup QB. It doesn't get more awesome than that. Oilers advance to the championship. In the Championship, the Oilers got off to a rocker start with a Pick 6 on the first play. Talk about deja vue! In the first half it was all Seahawks. In the second half it was the Oilers storming back. The game was tied with 8 plays left in the game with the Oilers driving for the go-ahead score. The Seahawks had other ideas and the Oilers threw their second pick-6 which allowed the Seahawks to turn the game completely around. The Seahawks, with seven plays left, went 3 and out. The Oilers received a punt on the five with 3 plays left in the game. They picked out half of it on the first play. They got a big chunk on the second play. On the 3rd play they threw it up for a jump ball, but the Seahawks were ready for it, and they knocked it away to win the ship. Congratulations to the Seahawks for pulling off their third win this year?? It was fun tournament and I enjoyed every bit of it...Except the cold. It got kind of cold in the afternoon.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:36-39 (KJV)
Please ensure you have matching color jerseys.
Please remove all jewelry and other loose items.
Ensure you wear shorts or pants with no pockets, or pockets must be sewn shut.
You must use our flags to play. You cannot use your own.
Please help clean up the area where we play. Pick up all bottles and trash.
If anybody has any prayer request please let us know so we can lift them up to God in prayer. You can let me know or email me.