For most of Thursday night's CFL action, the underdog Calgary Stampeders looked firmly in command against the Montreal Alouettes even without injured starting quarterback Drew Tate. Kevin Glenn generally looked capable in relief, Jon Cornish bounced back from a slow start, backup quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell scrambled for two touchdowns and the defence put tons of pressure on Anthony Calvillo, giving the Stampeders a five-point lead inside the final two minutes. That's when Glenn made one of the most boneheaded plays of the year, though, throwing the ball to a covered receiver and underthrowing it to the degree that it was easy for Montreal defensive back Jerald Brown to jump the route and pick the ball off. Brown took it back to the one-yard line before fumbling, but teammate Kyries Hebert recovered, and Calvillo eventually got the Alouettes into the end zone with a pass to rookie fullback Patrick Lavoie, giving them a one-point lead. The Stampeders' subsequent drive failed, and they came away with an improbable 33-32 loss; as you can see from the photo at the top, the CFL's own site refused to admit that for a while (that's a screengrab I took at 11:10 p.m. Eastern Thursday, and it still wasn't fixed by 11:30, although the score was correct in the off-screen right-hand column), and everyone on the Stampeders' side is probably wishing the website was right.Read More »from Everyone thought the Calgary Stampeders had won, including the CFL’s official website
Andrew Bucholtz is a Canadian football blogger for Yahoo! Sports.