Gimme a great big kiss, Adriano!

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:52 AM ET

Calvin Armstrong is about to meet the Kissing Bandit.

Adriano Belli - a.k.a. the Kissing Bandit for his desire to kiss men on the cheek - will be the starting defensive tackle for the Toronto Argos tonight when they battle the Edmonton Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium.

With Armstrong being a rookie left guard for the Green and Gold, it will mark the first meeting between the pair.

If Belli tries to kiss Armstrong on the field - like he does to reporters after practice - the Esks' towering offensive lineman has a plan.

"I'll kiss him back," cracked Armstrong.

In a more realistic scenario, Belli will be worth watching because he was tossed from last week's game against Hamilton for jamming an arm in the face of an offensive lineman.

QUICK HIT: Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia is still refusing to say who will be the starting running back tonight.

Damien Anderson is expected to get the assignment - but even he admitted yesterday to not knowing if he or AJ Harris is starting.

But Anderson is pencilled in to be on special teams, which is a good indicator he'll likely start at running back.

FINISH LINES: In the strange but true category, the Eskimos moved their walk-through practice inside to the west-side food concession area in Commonwealth Stadium yesterday to avoid the rain.

It was quite a sight to see 42 football players crammed into the small area while trying to walk through certain plays for tonight's game.

It turns out the 30-minute session wasn't completely foreign to some players.

"I played in Hamilton. We had a bunch of those," said receiver Kamau Peterson, referring to some open space underneath the Ivor Wynne grandstand where there are food stands.

"Rainy weather comes in. Coaches don't want to get wet. You go under the bleachers."


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