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Title: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 11, 2012, 04:35:59 AM
This year's CFL season marks the 100th Anniviersary of the Grey Cup, the championship game itself being played on November 25th at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.


Perhaps many of us don't really follow the CFL or football in general, perhaps some as casual fans, and others as ardent followers.  No matter, since "the big game" is what usually attracts the most attention all across the country.


Every year, I never miss the Grey Cup game, at least, I manage to watch it in part if not in whole, not wanting to miss most of the action.


Which is why I'd like to ask, what is your favourite memory of the Grey Cup championship?


Mine?  Ah, I always remember running back Tony Gabriel of the then Ottawa Rough Riders ploughing through the field enroute to a touchdown!


My favourite memory of a Grey Cup game?  During the Wayne Gretzky-Bruce McNall-John Candy era when the "ARRRGGGOOOOOS!!" led by quarterback Matt Dunigan and running back Raghib 'Rocket' Ismail leading them to victory.

Who can forget those memorable Edmonton Eskimos teams during the Hugh Campbell coaching era.  In fact, Edmonton has the second most championships with 13, just two shy Toronto with 15.


Your turn.....

Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Justin on November 11, 2012, 09:23:35 AM
Not to rain on this CFL parade here, but why the hell is the Argos-Eskimos game on at 1:00 on a Sunday? Going head to head with the NFL for a playoff game might just be the dumbest thing the CFL has ever done, and they do some pretty stupid things (like handing out the coach of the year award over 3 months after the seasons ends).
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: skippy on November 11, 2012, 12:06:50 PM
Not to rain on this CFL parade here, but why the hell is the Argos-Eskimos game on at 1:00 on a Sunday? Going head to head with the NFL for a playoff game might just be the dumbest thing the CFL has ever done, and they do some pretty stupid things (like handing out the coach of the year award over 3 months after the seasons ends).

They've done that as long as I can remember. I don't see a problem with it, really, as TSN gets excellent ratings.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Justin on November 11, 2012, 12:34:29 PM
Not to rain on this CFL parade here, but why the hell is the Argos-Eskimos game on at 1:00 on a Sunday? Going head to head with the NFL for a playoff game might just be the dumbest thing the CFL has ever done, and they do some pretty stupid things (like handing out the coach of the year award over 3 months after the seasons ends).

They've done that as long as I can remember. I don't see a problem with it, really, as TSN gets excellent ratings.
TSN would get better ratings if the game wasn't on Sunday at 1:00. Put on Saturday afternoon or even Sunday night. Going head to head against a slew of NFL games is retarded. I might have watched this Argos game if it wasn't up against the NFL, but not now. I'm sure many are in the same boat as I am.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 14, 2012, 03:41:23 AM
The Argos decked out a solid 42-26 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in the Eastern Semi-Final, as Argo quarterback Ricky Ray played admirably against his former team.

The Argos set a CFL record for most points (31) in a quarter (the second).


Ray's opponent, the Esk's Kerry Joseph, was harried and hampered by the Argos stinging defensive line, eventually replaced by Matt Nichol who injured his leg in the process.  All in all, one can say that it was a bad day on the field for the Eskimos.

The Argonauts now meet the Montreal Alouettes next weekend in the Eastern Final.

WAY TO GO, ARGOS!

Source: CBC
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 14, 2012, 03:50:33 AM
In the Western Semi-final, the Calgary Stampeders made short work of defensive breakdowns by the Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive line, enroute go a convincing 36-30 win.

The Stampeders were led by former NCAAer quarterback Drew Tate, who threw wildly at times but still as they say, got the job done.

The 'Riders QB Darius Durant was't so lucky as he  failed to garner much support from his teammates to preserve the lead in the late stages of the game.

It was Calgary's first win against Saskatchewan in six years in these CFL playoffs.

The Stampeders will now meet the B.C. Lions next weekend in the Western Final.

Source: Sportsnet
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: RobDM on November 18, 2012, 04:11:50 PM
Great win for the Argos in the East final today. Neither team was particularly sharp, but Ray and Kackert had outstanding games for the Boatmen. 

Argos defence came prepared, containing Jamal Richardson (except for one play!)

The downer was a devastating injury to Alouettes Marc-Olivier Brouillette, wheeled off on stretcher after laying motionless for several minutes.  Hope he's ok.

So, anyone have a spare Grey Cup ticket for next week?  :)



Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Sarge on November 18, 2012, 04:12:38 PM
Well that was fun... Right in the freakin' numbers. Too funny.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Peter D. on November 18, 2012, 04:18:50 PM
Between this win, all the Jays doing this week...heck, even a Raptors win today -- I've forgotten about that hockey team we have.

Let's go Argos!
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Peter D. on November 18, 2012, 04:23:35 PM
Well that was fun... Right in the freakin' numbers. Too funny.

I couldn't believe that wasn't caught.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Justin on November 18, 2012, 05:26:29 PM
The Argos won the Grey Cup during the last NHL lockout so I guess that's a good omen. Excited to have the Argos in the big game although I won't be able to watch it. Can't complain though since I'l be in NYC instead.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: barney_rebel on November 18, 2012, 06:05:52 PM
We rule man.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 19, 2012, 04:35:28 AM
The Calgary Stampeders will be making the trip eastward to the Rogers Centre in the Grey Cup game against the Toronto Argonauts, as the Stampeders led by veteran QB Kevin Glenn, rallied to a 34-29 victory over the B.C. Lions.

Glenn subbed for injured starting QB Drew Tate, who had been nursing a fractured forearm, and led his team admirably, completing 15 of 20 for 303 yards.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Glenn is excited to have the opportunity to start in his first-ever Grey Cup game, this after a long 12 yr. CFL career.

 "It means a lot to actually be able to actually get a team there and actually be playing in the game," said Glenn.

Extra motivation will certainly be there with the presence of his parents making the trip in T.O.

Source: Sportsnet
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 19, 2012, 04:42:22 AM
CFL fans mark your calendars...November 25th, 2012, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, the 100th Grey Cup game will be played between the Calgary Stampeders & the Toronto Argonauts...tbere with be a pregame show as well as the halftime show featuring a slew of well-known Canadian musicians by the likes of Carly Rae Jenson, Gordon Lightfoot, Marianas Trench, and Justin Bieber.

Toronro fans, altogether now...AAARRRGGGOOOSSSS!!!
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: louisstamos on November 19, 2012, 09:18:22 AM
...there with be a pregame show as well as the halftime show featuring a slew of well-known Canadian musicians by the likes of Carly Rae Jenson, Gordon Lightfoot, Marianas Trench, and Justin Bieber.

"I was already planning on being there for the game, but with a line-up like that, I'm even more excited!"
- Nobody, Ever
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Sarge on November 19, 2012, 09:24:32 AM
 :) Applause for you, sir. May I use that?

edit: I might just use that anyway.  :P
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Corn Flake on November 19, 2012, 09:51:50 AM
Toronro fans, altogether now...AAARRRGGGOOOSSSS!!!

GO TORONO!
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Nik on November 19, 2012, 09:59:49 AM
...there with be a pregame show as well as the halftime show featuring a slew of well-known Canadian musicians by the likes of Carly Rae Jenson, Gordon Lightfoot, Marianas Trench, and Justin Bieber.

"I was already planning on being there for the game, but with a line-up like that, I'm even more excited!"
- Nobody, Ever

That's sort of the Superbowl strategy too, though. Halftime is for when the people who've been watching the actual game go to the bathroom.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: louisstamos on November 19, 2012, 10:01:28 AM
:) Applause for you, sir. May I use that?

edit: I might just use that anyway.  :P

by all means, sir! :)
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: skippy on November 19, 2012, 04:35:49 PM
It's nice to finally see the day that Calvillo makes some bad plays.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Justin on November 19, 2012, 04:50:24 PM
Haha I got so many comments today after wearing my Argos jersey around in Hamilton. They hate the Argos like no other.

Anyways, it's refreshing to see all the closet Argos fans that have been in hibernation over the past few years come out for the Grey Cup. I'm one example of such a fan. I mean, there's literally 4 players I can name on the Argos roster (Ray, Owens, Prefontaine, Swayze Waters). I've been ignoring the Argos completely for at least 4 or 5 years now. Is that going to stop me from getting excited as hell about the Grey Cup? No way. There's a Toronto team in a championship game that should be embraced, even if it's the CFL. ARGOOOOOOOOOOOS.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: BrownRolo on November 25, 2012, 10:26:10 AM
Anyone know where I can watch this online outside of Canada?
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: iwas11in67 on November 25, 2012, 12:00:29 PM
32-29 ARGOOOOOS!!
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Potvin29 on November 25, 2012, 06:00:33 PM
Anyone know where I can watch this online outside of Canada?

Try atdhenet.tv or firstrow.eu
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 25, 2012, 10:36:47 PM
Toronto is once again, the city of champions!!!

ARGOOOOSSSSS!!!

35-22 over the Stampeders with Chad Kackert named game MVP, and Ricky Foley top Canadian.  QB Ricky Ray and the Argos offense did plenty of damage, while the defense made it miserable for Calgary's starting QB Kevin Glenn et al.

A memorable 100th Grey Cup game and festivities.  What a way to go, Toronto!

WAY TO GO! ARGONAUTS!!!
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Sarge on November 25, 2012, 10:46:36 PM
Yay us!... Jays next.  :)
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: L K on November 25, 2012, 10:48:27 PM
The turf seemed really slick.  Lots of guys falling all over the place.

Also, worst half-time show in a while?  Lacked energy and completely off on the demographics.   Nice to see Gordon Lightfoot out there though.   Bieber getting booed was enjoyable. 

Mariana's Trench look like a bunch of fools.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 26, 2012, 02:50:01 AM
The turf seemed really slick.  Lots of guys falling all over the place.

Also, worst half-time show in a while?  Lacked energy and completely off on the demographics.   Nice to see Gordon Lightfoot out there though.   Bieber getting booed was enjoyable. 

Mariana's Trench look like a bunch of fools.


En accord.  The look of that turf had me puzzled.  It looked like ice had been sprayed over it.

 As for the half-time show, Jepson and Bieber were the only ones worth a mention.  And, oh yes, the ever enlightening Lightfoot, a pleasure to listen to anytime.

Good also to see Burton Cummings.  A little nostalgia is good for the soul.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: barney_rebel on November 26, 2012, 07:27:08 AM
We rule man.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: RobDM on November 26, 2012, 07:27:16 PM
Got to attend the game with my nephew. An unforgettable night that neither of us will forget.

Argos have won 6 Grey Cups in my lifetime - but this is the first one they've captured in Toronto in all that time. Glad to have witnessed it live.

ARRRRRRRGOS!
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Justin on February 28, 2013, 06:06:00 PM
I'll never understand why the CFL waits 3 months after the season ends to announce the coach of the year. It would be like the NHL handing out the Jack Adams at the start of training camp for the next season. The CFL gives out their "MOP" award, the most outstanding Canadian award, the defensive player of the year award, and all the rest of them during Grey Cup week. Why is the coach of the year any different? It's asinine.

Anyhow...the Argos' Scott Milanovich won the 2012 coach of the year award. 



Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: seahawk on June 08, 2013, 06:27:38 PM
They won't hit the field until 2014 season, but Ottawa now knows the identity of the team that will hit the field. The team will be known as the Ottawa Redblacks. Ottawa has a history of those colours going all the way back to the original Rough Riders (a name they could not use this time), so I'm not shocked with that choice of colour scheme. I like the logo but hate the name. Seriously, that's the best they could come up with?

http://www.ottawaredblacks.com/
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/RedBlacks+officially+named+Ottawa+team/8499291/story.html
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: hockeyfan1 on June 08, 2013, 06:53:54 PM
They won't hit the field until 2014 season, but Ottawa now knows the identity of the team that will hit the field. The team will be known as the Ottawa Redblacks. Ottawa has a history of those colours going all the way back to the original Rough Riders (a name they could not use this time), so I'm not shocked with that choice of colour scheme. I like the logo but hate the name. Seriously, that's the best they could come up with?

http://www.ottawaredblacks.com/
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/RedBlacks+officially+named+Ottawa+team/8499291/story.html


I agree, the name is terrible.  I'd take "Roughriders" again any time.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: moon111 on June 08, 2013, 07:36:38 PM
Should of gone with Ottawa Spartans.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: Brian Glennie on June 08, 2013, 08:25:04 PM
I wanted them to name it the Ottawa Stampeders.
Title: Re: 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup 2012
Post by: KoHo on June 08, 2013, 11:36:51 PM
So a new team in a bush league gets a bush league name? Shocking.