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Starfury Rider28 Nov 2017 4:51 a.m. PST

Though it pains me to say it as a fledging RedBlack, congratulations to the Toronto Argonauts on a terrific comeback against the Calgary Stampeders to claim the 105th Grey Cup.

I think the Argos also took two Cup records, longest TD catch and longest fumble return for a TD, while Calgary turned the ball over twice in the Argos' end zone when in place to score. Overall it was a darned good game for the neutral.

Strange how strong teams can make poor decisions as they near the goal line, the Eskimos going for a field goal in the Western final when they needed a TD, while a field goal would have been a enough for Calgary to take it to overtime on Sunday, but they throw for a TD and turn the ball over with six seconds to go.

Having recorded it to watch on Monday evening in the UK I thought Youtube had given away the result on Monday morning, as I swore I saw a photo of guys in blue on the side line, but there was no snow so I thought it couldn't be Ottawa in late November. Turned out it was just the dust up at the Denver/Oakland game I'd seen a still of, and not blue jerseys at all!

Gary

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

Caught it and enjoyed it. Good to see "non-politcized' football. Once you get used to the different rules it is a fun game. Especially love the runningbacks in motion before the snap.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

Indeed, certain aspects of the CFL game are far better
than the NFL game.

The slightly larger field and the looser (for want of
a better term) formations make for a more wide-open
offensive display.

A player from North Carolina State U. played for years
in the CFL and was impressed with the game (Willie
Burden). Burden was drafted in the 6th round by the
Detroit Lions but passed that by to play for the
Calgary Stampeders (1974-1981). He was inducted to
the CFL Hall of Fame in 2006.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 6:34 p.m. PST

…..as a fledging RedBlack……

Well I'm a Tiger Cat fan, who had a terrible year. But I enjoy cheering for the Argos when the Cats aren't playing.

I was at the game. Great and snowy! If it's any consolation to you, I was at last year's Grey Cup in Toronto and cheered for Hank Burris and the RedBlacks when they beat Calgary. Calgary is a great team, but they know it and hubris gets the best of them.

Starfury Rider29 Nov 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

Yes, I saw the Ticat's season unfold, mesmerising in a bad way. But you look to have a good QB in Masoli if Collaros doesn't get back to the level of 2015. Last image of Trevor Harris I saw this season was him buried under a stack of Roughriders. I assume someone dug him out before the Cup game?

Gary

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

But you look to have a good QB in Masoli if Collaros doesn't get back to the level of 2015.

I agree, but "good" doesn't cut it anymore. Masoli is good, and very athletic. But he doesn't read the field well enough to join the great quarterbacks. Also, good sports franchises start off the field. Looking at the organization, management and coaching staff of great teams like Calgary and Toronto, one sees that Hamilton (and Montreal) are sadly lacking.

Old Wolfman06 Dec 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

Good work,Argos.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

Wolfman, you're from Hamilton. You should be partial to the Hamilton Tiger Cats!

https://ticats.ca

Old Wolfman07 Dec 2017 7:53 a.m. PST

Right.I'm just congratulating them.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

I know, just being a fanboy!

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