Glenn gets Fletcher's vote

MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:22 AM ET

Argonauts linebacker Michael Fletcher voted for a quarterback yesterday as part of the CFL's new Future Shop All-Star Balloting program.

And it wasn't Michael Bishop.

"I voted for Kevin Glenn. I really did," Fletcher said with a laugh after being grilled about his choice of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' starting QB.

"Right now, in my mind, he is the league MVP. His first half of the season has been magnificent. He's completed over 75% of his passes in something like six of his past eight games."

That said, Fletcher is thrilled to have Bishop back in the lineup. The Argos are 4-0 with Bishop at the helm, a far cry from the 0-6 struggles they endured without him as a starter, mainly while he was out because of a fractured bone in his throwing hand.

Since returning from injury, the rifle-armed Bishop has led the Argos to back-to-back victories, snapping Toronto's five-game losing skid and providing an influx of confidence to the team heading into a game on Saturday in Vancouver against the B.C. Lions.

"Michael is such a ball of energy, and the rest of the team just feeds off it," Fletcher said.

Bishop and teammate Byron Parker, Jesse Lumsden and Brock Ralph of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and CFL commissioner Mark Cohon were on hand to promote the league's new initiative, one that will allow fans to help pick the CFL's all-stars by logging on to CFL.ca and futureshop.ca.

Fan balloting will account for 25% of the final vote tally. Eight CFL head coaches and members of the Football Writers of Canada make up the other 75%.

The league didn't want the public to have the complete say like in the NHL, where fans attempted to vote cult hero Rory Fitzpatrick into the all-star game last winter.

Lumsden, who has been out with neck/back woes, said he is getting closer to a return to the Hamilton lineup.

For the record, Lumsden voted for his offensive line.

"All of them," he said.


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