Posted by: Jeremy | July 2, 2009

Argos win opener


Jamal Robertson rushed for 124 yards in the win

Jamal Robertson rushed for 124 yards in the win

A win over the potent Tiger-Cats is nothing to write home about, but the Argos will certainly take it after a 4-14 season. Toronto opened the 2009 CFL regular season last night in Hamilton, beating their QEW rivals 30-17 behind Kerry Joseph’s three touchdown passes. Jamal Roberston, who won the starting running back spot in training camp, rushed for 124 yards and picked up 53 through the air for Toronto, who jumped to an early 20-0 lead and never looked back.

Arland Bruce III made things interesting early in the first quarter — After Joseph hooked up with him for a 21-yard touchdown, the receiver took off his helmet, shoulder pads and jersey and lay on the field, a tribute to some pop star that recently passed away. No word from Chad Ochocinco or Terrell Owens, but you’d expect him to come up with something more entertaining. A moonwalk, perhaps? How about using the waterboy as some sort of prop? Neither the officiating crew nor the league was impressed — Bruce was hit with two penalties and was fined an undisclosed amount today.

Bruce’s antics aside, it was a fine start to the season for the new-look Argos, who won in head coach Bart Andrus’ debut. Next up is Toronto’s season opener, which takes place at Rogers Centre against Saskatchewan on July 11.

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