Air Trestman holds Trudeau Airport practise
If the peril of slipping to 2-4 weren't bad enough, the Als may fear their fate should they win in Winnipeg: hold more walk-thru practises in airport terminals.
The Als straggled into Winnipeg after taking off 10-1/2 hours late, during which time "Air Calvillo" actually held drills at Gate 17 of Trudeau Airport.
In his 19 years of CFL travel Anthony Calvillo has never had a day quite like this.
"One year in BC we had to evacuate the airport for security reasons, but this is the longest delay ever," admitted the soon to be 40-year old quarterback.
"I've waited 14 days to get back into the lineup," beamed Brian Bratton. "I can wait another 10 hours." Bratton starts against the Blue Blombers after missing the 2 back-to-back losses the Als have suffered, dropping under .500 for the first time since Week 5 of 2008---the first season under Trestman.
Brandon London can't ever recall a high school or college bus trip that took this long. But for Als fans, his catches have been worth waiting for.
"It'll be more fun celebrating wins once they start coming...we can celebrate as a team," said the lanky former New York Giant having a breakout start to his season.
He says the Als can and will blot out the bad memories of a week with more than their fair share of logistical trouble: Olympic Stadium meeting rooms went dark with power failures 2 days in a row Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hear the game live on CJAD 800 starting with the Friday Night Football Countdown to Opening Kickoff at 8PM. When it rains it pours for the Als---the forecast calls for the risk of thundershowers Friday evening.