10/11/2012 8:33:00 AM
In my gig as Broadcast Statistician, it's my role to come up with numbers that are hopefully interesting to our listeners. Today's blog is intended to do the same. Here we go....
1 – number of seasons Kevin Glenn will be a Stampeder. With the Ottawa expansion draft slated for this December, and existing teams only allowed to protect one Quarterback, a man of Glenn’s experience/ability will be a likely asset for the new franchise. There are other younger QBs that will be available, but look for Glenn to be one of the picks.
1 – number of games the Stamps have won this year when NOT rushing for 100 yards (July 19 vs. the Riders). Stats are for losers, but this one really tells a story. The Stamps are 7-0 when they rush for 100+ yards, and 1-6 when they don’t.
2 – ranking of Kevin Glenn in the CFL in terms of Completion percentage – behind only Ricky Ray. If someone had told you at the start of the season that the Stamps would have 8 wins at this point, and that their QB would be second in the league in this efficiency percentage, AND that this QB would be Kevin Glenn, I think most of you would be looking for a new psychic.
6 – average number of yards Jon Cornish runs for when he gets the ball. It’s down from his last two seasons (7.3), but still more than respectable.
4 – percentage of people on the CFL.ca poll that think the Stamps will win the West this year. BC and Saskatchewan lead the poll with 47% each.
2 – number of Stampeders wins/Eskimos losses/combination of the two needed for the Stamps to clinch a playoff berth. Now don’t ask about a HOME playoff berth, because those combinations are a little more elaborate.
Lots more numbers to boggle your mind...but we'll save that for another blog.
Conan "Statsman" Daly