It’s Grey Cup day, which for me doesn’t even mean just the game itself. It’s as Canadiana as there is, even when Baltimore won it in 1995, although I wasn’t overly thrilled by that moment. What the heck were teams like Baltimore, Las Vegas and the Memphis Mad Dogs doing in the league in the first place? Oh, I know. Expansion to the US would mean money and glitter, and the CFL folks, who may have been in some sort of altered state at the time, thought there might be mass acceptance of the Canadian game down south, where there’s the NFL and then the NFL.
IT DIDN”T WORK, DID IT.
The Grey Cup is as Canadian as Don Cherry, Steven Harper, and PJ Stock.
Oh wait, in that case I hate the Grey Cup.
I’m not even a big football fan, although I’ve watched it off and on since the days of Russ Jackson and Sam Etcheverry. Take away hockey and baseball becomes my sport.
Damn I miss the Expos.
I was at a Grey Cup game once, back in 1988 at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, and coincidentally, it involved the same two teams as the ones suiting up for today – Winnipeg and BC. My ex-brother-in-law and I sat in portable end zone seats, and the only thing that stands out in my mind is the Saskatchewan Roughrider fan dressed in green with a huge hat on his head that sent fire four feet into the air when he pressed a button.
Lots of Powell Riverites are in Vancouver for this clash today, but there’s no way I even considered making this trip. I need to save my money for the Habs’ visit to Vancouver on March 10th.
In just a few more days, Wednesday I think, I’ll draw the names of the three winners of the gift packs from Scotiabank. Like I explained before at Win Some Stuff, all it takes is a comment on any post and you’re entered.
Max Pacioretty may have some kind of suspension coming up, compliments of his hit on Kris Letang that broke the Penguins rearguard’s nose. I don’t see the problem. Letang needed a face-job anyway.
But expect a suspension of some sort because Max is a Montreal Canadien, not a Boston Bruin. Milan Lucic got nothing after giving Ryan Miller a concussion. Max improved Letang’s looks, and the guy came back and scored the winning goal in overtime. So what’s the problem?
PJ Stock is such an asshole. He’s calling for a Max suspension, even though Max apologized to Letang right away and has expressed concern about the damage done. PJ says, what, all you have to do is say you’re sorry and you get away with it? Well, PJ. It’s much better than the smirks and jokes that came out of Lucic’s mouth.
PJ, you live in Montreal. Why do you go overboard on the Habs? Did they ruin your childhood or something?