Today on ‘Dave’s fun with history’ we take you back to 280 B.C. when King Pyrrhus of Epirus and his merry band stunned the oddsmakers with back to back wins over the heavily-favoured Romans. Problem is, Pyrrhus suffered such disastrous losses in those battles that the history books tend to mention Rome a lot more than Epirus. Hence, a ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ is the kind of win that comes at such a high cost that leaves you a loser in the long run.
Fast forward 23 hundred-odd years and we find King Dickenson of Calgary standing over the smouldering ruins of McMahon Stadium with a win over Montreal, but watching of his best warriors carried off the battlefield on his shield (or at least, the cart) paraphrasing the old King with something like ‘one more win like this and we’ll be ruined.’
Losing Deron Mayo, Shane Bergman and possibly Kamar Jorden to win a meaningless game is bad, but not, at this point, catastrophic. But with two more schedule fillers to go before the end of the season, let’s hope it’s not chapter one of the wrong kind of history being written.