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Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:36 pm

JohnHenry wrote:Congrats to Travis and Paul on winning the Most Outstanding player awards! :rockin:

I think there was some politics involved with some of the an injured Bourque winning over Olifioye. With Cavillo losing out, they needed somebody from Montreal to represent the huge Quebec wing, so who better than guy with a French last name? Again with Johnson in Wpg...the Bombers were the first place team, so they may have just picked one player who was instrumental in the team's success.
His name is Bourke, not Bourque, not really French — so I think that quashes that part of your theory.
Sports can be a peculiar thing. When partaking in fiction, like a book or movie, we adopt a "Willing Suspension of Disbelief" for enjoyment's sake. There's a similar force at work in sports: "Willing Suspension of Rationality". If you doubt this, listen to any conversation between rival team fans. You even see it among fans of the same team. Fans argue over who's the better QB or goalie, and selectively cite stats that support their views while ignoring those that don't.

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