Have I got a job for you

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:13 AM ET

Hamilton linebacker Otis Floyd has fired another volley back at Winnipeg head coach Mike Kelly.

The Blue Bombers head coach had suggested that Floyd does not have a degree and would have problems finding employment beyond football after a childish exchange involving expletives between the two on the field last Sunday.

Floyd actually does have a degree and owns two businesses in Atlanta, including a carwash chain.

"(Kelly) won't be around much longer," Floyd told the Hamilton Spectator. "He can come work at my carwash when he's finished. I'll put him on wheels so he's on his knees all day."

FREE AD: While Kelly's brash ways may have alienated some Bomber corporate sponsors, Winnipeg Sports and Leisure got a big splash when a number of Tiger-Cats climbed into a fishing boat located at the north end after scoring each of their last two touchdowns in Hamilton's 39-17 victory at Canad Inns Stadium on Sunday.

"It couldn't have been any better for us," sales manager Adrian Labarre told the Spectator. "Any time you get free advertising, it can't be bad."

Labarre also offered them a deal on the $35,000 boat.

Meanwhile, eight members of the Ticats defence have been fined an undisclosed amount by the CFL for their boat celebration.

KNIFE WAITING: Bomber OL Ryan Donnelly, who had been hobbled by an injury to his left knee the last few weeks of the season, will likely need surgery.

"I could keep playing on it, but they're going to take care of it in the off-season," said Donnelly, who started at right guard most of the year.

Donnelly, who is about to become a free agent, wants to return.

"I obviously want to be back here 100%, but the ball's in their court," he said. "We'll see what happens with it.

"I love this atmosphere in the locker-room. I really think we've got a team that a lot of people don't think we do have, and we've got a good group on the offensive line. It's a fun group, and everyone sees that."

WANTS CHANCE: Fourth-string QB Adam DiMichele is hoping to get his chance to play here next season.

"I'm just going to wait for my opportunity," he said. "I really like the city. It's my first time up here in Canada. I like the style of play. It really suits me as a quarterback. I learned a lot from (Michael) Bishop. And Casey's (Bramlet) been around for a little while, too. Things have been good here. If they invite me back, it'll be great."

SOME SURPRISE: Bishop suggested the Bombers performed while facing adversity most of the season.

"Some people didn't want to see us get to where we got," he said. "We did what a lot of people didn't expect us to do and that was give ourselves a chance in the end. So, everything that was thrown at us -- all the adversity and negativity, we did a heck of a job. Do we wish we would have won (Sunday)? Of course. But we didn't. But we know what we have in this locker-room."

TOP PLAYERS: Montreal's Damon Duval, who booted a club record seven field goals and set a CFL record for most points in a season (242), was named the CFL's top special teams player of the week ... Edmonton RB Arkee Whitlock (offensive), Saskatchewan DE John Chick (defensive) and Saskatchewan WR Andy Fantuz (Canadian) were the week's other top performers.

jim.bender@sunmedia.ca


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