Earning a little respect

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:03 AM ET

CFL greybeard Anthony Calvillo's first CFL experience was guiding the expansion Las Vegas Posse to a win in Sacramento back in 1994 during the 'glory days' of U.S. expansion. Although the memories are faded, Calvillo knows what Stamps rookie Danny Wimprine is up against in his first start as a pro.

"We won the game on the road and it was a big thing because it was my first start and I was trying to gain the respect of the players on the football field," Calvillo said.

"That's what you're trying to do when you're a new quarterback starting to get your name out there. The first thing you want is to get the respect from the players and that's what every young quarterback has to do."

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FLYIN' COACH: Ah, the gridiron memories. Stamps offensive co-ordinator Steve Buratto yesterday presented Als head coach Don Matthews, an old teammate from the University of Idaho, with a 1963 game program from their alma mater.

The mint-condition copy included black and white mugshots of both players.

One staged action photo featured a trim Matthews, then a 215-lb. guard, flying through the air in front of the camera.

"The photographer said 'Can you do it again?' " recalled Matthews. "And I said, 'You had better have gotten it because I'm not doing it again.' I was young and stupid to even go along with it."


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