Happy in 'Lew-Lew Land'

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:04 AM ET

CALGARY - Apparently all is well in Lew-Lew Land.

Calgary Stampeders receiver Nik Lewis vented his frustration after not seeing the ball in the second half of Saturday’s loss to the B.C. Lions.

But it’s all water under the bridge.

What else is under the bridge? Only Lewis knows for sure.

“Everything’s good in Lew-Lew Land,” Lewis explained.

When asked for a clarification on where one might find that location, the eight-year veteran said it won’t be on any Google map.

“It’s L-E-W, L-E-W,” Lewis explained. “It’s Lew-Lew Land.

“It’s where I live. I’ve got elves ...”

OK ...

But Lewis wasn’t done there.

He went on to say he’s now moonlighting as an author.

“I’ve got a new book coming out now — Becoming the Teammate that I Am,” he said, apparently dead serious.

“Be looking for it. I’m writing it now.

“This has inspired me to write the book.”

Might be a good read. The man definitely has a lot to say.

As far as his post-game rant, Lewis said he’s not backing away from the comments.

“I put it out there and I stand behind it,” he said. “But I talked to Huf and I talked to the team.

“No, I did it for a reason. I’ve been doing this long enough that I did it and I’m looking forward now.”

If anything, Lewis reiterated his concerns again Tuesday, but insisted he wasn’t angry or frustrated.

“I’m happy,” he said. “I’m happy every day. You haven’t seen anything different in me.

“If you come look at the film and say I played differently in the fourth quarter than the first three quarters, then ... you can’t. I played just as hard.

“I said if I need to do something different, I will. It’s all on me. I’m going to change some things up. I’m going to be a better player.”

There is one thing that has become abundantly clear: Lewis wants the ball.

And he’s not apologizing for it.

“Jerry Rice used to want the ball more,” he said. “I’m pretty sure Ken Yon (Rambo) and Romby (Bryant) want the ball more, Joffrey (Reynolds) would like it in his hands more.

“There’s people around here who want the ball more. And when you’re not winning, of course you want it more.”

Lewis insists it’s not a selfish request.

Known as perhaps the best blocking receiver in the league, the 29-year-old said the team always comes first.

“If people watch me play, they know I don’t think about myself all the time,” he said.

“They know I go out there and block for my team. No matter what point of the game it is, I go out there and I put it out there for my team.

“You can never question my effort out on the field. When I’m between the lines, I’m 100% a team guy.”

Lewis said he’s looking forward to contributing against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Sunday in Moncton, N.B.

“I just want to be the best I can be,” he said.

“And it takes me having the ball and me blocking for my teammates to do that.

“I’m looking forward to being the best I can be Sunday in Moncton.

“I’m going out there to put a show on for all the CFL fans out there who don’t have a team. We’ll see if we can get some Calgary Stampeders fans.”


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