Happy happy joy joy mood at Stampeder practice Thursday, lotsa laughing, joking, woopin’ it up…..a little too much maybe?
It’s not like the Stampeders pulled on the champagne goggles when they locked up first place last weekend with three games to go, but you do have to worry a little about keeping the motivation up, when the next meaningful game is 6 weeks away right after two weeks off.
As always, the player are saying the right things, and I believe that’s the way they’re thinking, but human nature being what it is you have to fear a bit of a letdown. Would losing a game sharpen up any lost focus? Maybe, but who wants that?
What I think will rally this team is the chance to be considered one of the best ever. Three wins sets a new standard for wins in a season. The Eskimos won 16 in ’89. But they didn’t win it all. So now it becomes a quest to win 5 more, and with it, perhaps the title of Greatest Of All Time!
Motivation enough for ya?