Tin Whistle “Scorpion” Double IPA

So I am watching the BC Lions play the Hamilton Tiger Cats on Friday and the Lions are up by three touchdowns, the Tiger-Cats are playing like shit, I am feeling really good, and in a move of obvious frustration, Tiger-Cats safety Dee Webb creams BC Lions wide receiver Marco Ianuzzi with a blind-sided hit to the back of the head well before the ball arrives.

Now the past few days on Team 1040, all I am hearing is “oh, should it be a one game suspension or a fine, well the guy was falling down and, I think the hit would have been well-timed except the ball didn’t land close enough to him and….it’s part of the game and…”

Are you fucking kidding me?

Unfortunately, it seems that nobody on the planet who watches CFL has an internet connection, and so, that is the only video I could find of the hit.  What was obvious to me was that the receiver Marco Ianuzzi started falling backward, and THEN, Dee Webb decided to lower his shoulder and explode into the back of Ianuzzi’s head… Not with wrapped arms, mind you, but with a shoulder to the back of the head.

As somebody who knows a thing or two about contact sports, and concussions, this is the type of play that should not occur in any league.  What Dee Webb did was disrespectful and deserving of severe punishment.

The rumblings have been to suspend him for one game or give him a fine… Really?  One game?  You scramble a guy’s brain from behind and you give him one game?  There was absolutely no excuse for a hit like that!

Last I heard, The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are issuing a “Team Suspension” for the hit.  I know these, it’s when the coach throws you on the bench and points his finger at you and shakes his head in disgust… then swings around 5 minutes later, subtly pumping his fist and says with quiet enthusiasm “NICE HIIIIT !!!!!”  It happened to me all the time.  It’s a joke!

Needless to say, I am stunned by this whole situation.

Speaking of being stunned, the “Scorpion” Double IPA from Tin Whistle brewing is a “big, bold and extreme” IPA with 8% alcohol and 650 mls of copper-coloured goodness.

It is a little sweet off the top with a gentle bite, and a well-rounded finish.  It has a lot of body, excellent thick head, and leaves nice rings in my glass.  I think this beer looks the part, and delivers a nice drinking experience.


4.5 /5




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