It’s been fun to talk about. It was fun to watch.
The CFL season opener between the Darian Durant-led Montreal Alouettes and Chris Jones’ Saskatchewan Roughriders is over.
Durant pointed to the football gods when discussing Thursday’s one point Montreal win.
Darian Durant and Chris Jones were cordial in fielding question after question about this matchup prior to Thursday’s game.
They did their best to suggest that this was just one game of 18 in a regular season.
Some suggested the hype in the lead-up to this game was media driven.
Coaches and players from both teams suggested it meant more to the fans than those directly involved in the game.
Durant’s post-game celebration and comments proved otherwise.
It’s on record that Durant’s Alouettes beat Jones’ Riders in the most talked-about season opener in some time.
Durant and other Alouettes are taking great satisfaction in that, as they should.