Montreal a memorable place for CFL players to visit ... or is it?

Bombers coach Mike O'Shea says players know what they should and shouldn't do when it comes to...

Bombers coach Mike O'Shea says players know what they should and shouldn't do when it comes to taking part of the nightlife in Montreal. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images/AFP)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:02 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Mike O’Shea was asked Wednesday how his Toronto Argonauts did when they played in Montreal during his career.

“I don’t remember,” the Bombers head coach said.

That’s not surprising, because Montreal’s nightlife has been known to erase a memory or two over the years, including those of visiting football players. We kid about O’Shea, though. It’s not difficult to picture the middle linebacker tucked into bed in his Montreal hotel room at 11 p.m., visualizing the quarterbacks he was going to destroy the next day.

Another CFL coach recently relayed a telling story about Montreal and the effect it can have on anyone, including football players. As the team bus rolled towards the airport the morning after the game, one of the veterans noticed the most religious player on the squad was wearing sunglasses. The veteran went over and pulled the sunglasses off, and it was evident he had been out having quite a bit of fun the night before.


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