Stampeders open against Lions in rematch of West final

Stamps RB Jon Cornish runs the ball against the Lions in last season's West Final at BC Place. QMI...

Stamps RB Jon Cornish runs the ball against the Lions in last season's West Final at BC Place. QMI Agency file photo.

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:27 PM ET

Jon Cornish carries a grudge almost as well as he carries a football.

The Calgary Stampeders record-setting running back is still peeved at post-game comments made by a number of B.C. Lions after a 34-29 loss to the Red & White in last November’s West Division Final.

Some of the first-place Lions felt they were the superior team and that they gave away a trip to the Grey Cup.

“To be quite honest, I’ve spent the entire off-season seeing how little they respect us,” Cornish said. “For me, it’s a great opportunity for us to show the CFL last year wasn’t a fluke, like (the Lions) are saying it is.

“I think that’s pretty disrespectful. If you lose to a team, normally it’s for a reason or three or four or 15.

“I think they’ve disrespected us since a few minutes after that game. So I’m really looking forward to playing them.”

Most pundits expect the Stamps and Lions to wage a season-long battle for top spot in the West Division.


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