Here in Saskatchewan, we tend to have tunnel vision. Football fans in these parts are prepping for the Labor Day Classic.
(Some, from outside Regina, are perhaps planning for a route to the Queen City that doesn’t include Chamberlain.)
What has flown under the radar is the situation in Montreal, involving Johnny Manziel.
He cleared concussion protocol earlier this week and will likely get on to the field in some capacity on Friday.
I was impressed with Manziel’s maturity while talking to the media in the lead up to the game against the Redblacks.
When asked if he’ll start, he said that he’s fine with whatever coach Mike Sherman comes with.
Every great athlete wants the ball in their hand with a game on the line. No quarterback dreams of being a back-up.
Manziel is putting team first when he says he’ll roll with whatever comes his way this weekend.
That’s an admirable stance from a guy, who at one point in his NFL career, was accused of thinking of no one but himself.