Watch out, Prime Minister Harper. Big Ange is coming for you.
Big Ange, of course, is legendary Ti-Cat quarterback tracker Angelo Mosca.
He was front and centre at Friday’s CFL Alumni Legends Luncheon, tackling every issue before him – including politics.
Mosca is emotionally invested in the Alumni Association, to the point where he envisions knocking on the PM’s door in order to get some financial help for the group. “You better believe it, I’ll be there in a New York second,” he said, in response to the question of whether he’d seek out the Prime Minister himself, for some help.
“I’ve already had some people, who want to make a commitment, but they’re not sure yet,” he said of some unnamed politicians. “But I’m gonna make sure they make a commitment.”
Mosca told me that he knows of “five or six guys” who have dementia or cancer, who “don’t have any money.” And he wants to help. Even if it means a trip or two to Parliament Hill to twist some arms.
Mosca took the stage at the luncheon, with few other legends to spin a some yarns about days gone by. Prior to that, I asked him how it felt to be elbow to elbow with some of them again. “I love it. Tom Wilkinson…he and I were inducted the same year and he’s the only quarterback I know who wears a XXXL at this stage of life,” he said, with a devilish laugh.
What about your TiCats, Big Ange?
“We have some pretty good football players on that team. But we’re too nice. We’re not the Tiger-Cats.”
In other words, not enough eating of the raw?
“I’d have brought the house about eight or nine times in a row (against Argonaut quarterback Cleo Lemon in the East Semi-Final) and let’s find out what he could really do.”
Prediction time, Mr. Mosca: Who’s gonna win the Grey Cup?
“What I saw in the third and fourth quarters (in the West Final) from the Saskatchewan Roughriders, oh that was awesome. That’s what defence of old was all about. And I think that this team, the Roughriders, are really ready to knock on the door.”
The way Big Ange is ready to knock on Prime Minister Harper’s door.
[box type=”info” border=”full”]Link: Hangin’ With Big Ange, CFL.ca[/box]