Heading into Grey Cup weekend

After watching the east and west final I have a question for everyone. Who is the commissioner of the CFL? No, No, don’t go looking up her name. Just kidding, it’s a man but seriously who is this guy? Sorry, it was a random thought because really, he could come up to me anytime of day, anywhere, and offer me a contract to start at quarterback with the team of my choice, and my reply would be “Who are you?”

Anyway, the stage is officially set for the 99th Grey Cup the B.C. Lions will face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for all the glory! And the game is in Vancouver.

My prediction to win the Grey Cup is with regret, the Lions.

But lets dig deeper. The game is in Vancouver, but it doesn’t mean they will have the Lions share of fan support. Look, the west final only had about 40,000 fans. That’s it. And typically, people from all across Canada attend the Grey Cup, regardless if their team is there or not. And the best fans clearly aren’t in Vancouver they’re in Winnipeg so the advantage could go to Winnipeg there. Sorry Saskatchewan, if I was talking smelliest fans, you would have won hands down.

Defensive line veterans Brent Johnson of the Lions and Doug Brown of the Blue Bombers are both playing their last game. Brown has never won a Grey Cup. He deserves to win one.

The last time the Lions were in the Grey Cup it was 2006, and it was their ninth trip to the finals. The Lions won that year.

The Bombers won the Grey Cup in 1988. They defeated B.C. 22-21. They won again in ’90, but haven’t won since. They’re due.

If we just look at the stats then these two team wash each other out. The sad truth is the Lions are rolling right now. They started the season 0-5 and since then, they’ve went 11-2 sing. They’ve got a lot of swagger.

On the other hand the Bombers started the season 7-1, full of swagger but finished the season at 3-7. The Lions have put up 40+ points on their last two opponents. The Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos.

If it sounds like I want the Bombers to win, well duh! I’m a Bombers fan. Of course, I want them to win (I’m also trying some reverse universe psychology).

However Lions, should you lose the Grey Cup, I have one request — wait for the civilized real CFL fans to clear downtown Vancouver, before you riot.


Just Posted

Red Deer RCMP investigate residential fire

One man sent to hospital in critical condition

Red Deer project humanizes homelessness

Viral video inspires Red Deer project to share stories

Local family donates series of books to University of Lethbridge

Presentation recently made at the Dr. Dorothy Lampard Reading Room official opening

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Dan Davidson up for five ACMA Awards

Davidson will head to Red Deer with Brett Kissel in the New Year

Troubled Monk releases new spirit

Troubled Spirit vodka was introduced in early December

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’

Move rolls back restrictions that keep big providers from blocking services they don’t like

Truck driver volunteers to take dog lost in B.C. back home to Alberta

Frankie, a pit bull service dog, was found wandering in the Lower Mainland

Disney buying part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion

Bountiful polygamist believed he couldn’t be prosecuted: lawyer

Winston Blackmore’s lawyer says Blackmore did not believe he could be prosecuted

Woman charged after altercation injured baby in Toronto

Charges have been laid after a four-month-old baby girl was critically injured in Toronto

Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil announces retirement

Veteran Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil spent 15 seasons with the NHL team

Trudeau’s office confirms staffer being probed over allegations

PMO confirms staffer being probed over allegations of reported “inappropriate behaviour.”

Most Read