The CFL yesterday announced a corporate partnership with Frank's Red Hot, which makes it the official hot sauce of the CFL.
Apparently, 'Riders coach Danny Barrett has been drinking the stuff, because he is hot, hot, hot.
Barrett is livid with his troops following their 44-18 blowout loss Saturday to Henry Burris and the Calgary Stampeders. According to The Leader-Post, Barrett yelled at his players at half time and yelled at them again after the game.
He also reportedly took away their day off yesterday.
He didn't stop there. Barrett took a swipe at referee Dave Yule, who ruled that 'Riders quarterback Nealon Greene fumbled in the first quarter. It led to the Stamps taking a 13-0 lead. Barrett thought the play should have been ruled an incomplete pass.
"Dave Yule has never been a fan of the 'Riders when he's calling one of our games, so you can't expect to get anything from himself," Barrett reportedly told Regina radio station CKRM.
That sound you hear is the CFL's cash register going "cha-ching!"
FRAZZLED BRAZZELL: Hamilton SB Chris Brazzell admits he was looking to make a name for himself when he bolted from B.C. in the off-season.
It hasn't gone as planned. Through four games, Brazzell has just 12 catches for 122 yards and no touchdowns, and the Tabbies are 0-4.
"After about four or five games I couldn't wait to get last year over with," Brazzell told The Province. "I didn't get a pass for three quarters, then all of a sudden you get one and don't catch it because your head's already negative.
"The more I look at it, it wasn't so bad in B.C. We went to the Grey Cup. We were winning. The receivers were together."
RANT OF THE DAY: Don't mean to be picky here, but let's get our facts straight: The Toronto Argonauts are about to play two games in five days -- not four.
Yes, it's still cruel to make them play on Thursday night in Montreal and then at home on Monday afternoon against Winnipeg, but that doesn't make it all right for everyone to say that the Argos are playing twice in four days.
MARSHALL MIFFED: TSN analyst Chris Schultz has ruffled the feathers of Hamilton head coach Greg Marshall.
Schultz said during Saturday's Calgary-Saskatchewan broadcast that Ticat players were coming to work late and leaving early.
"For him to say that is way offside," Marshall told the Hamilton Spectator. "If he thought that, he should be there. I haven't seen him at any of our practices, so he certainly should make a point of coming down to watch us practise."