Grey Cup Day

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Grey Cup Day
Posted by Miningman on Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:05 PM

Grey Cup Day across the land. The 107th final for Canadian Football League supremacy. It's akin to the USA's SuperBowl. Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Both teams have droughts dating from '99 and '90 so someone's long wait will end. 

The game is being played in Calgary this year. Keith Urban is the half time show. Gonna be a hoot. 

 

I actually got Bernie Faloneys autograph, maybe 1958, on a 8x 10 glossy.

He made an appearance for a promotional event where my Dad worked. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:48 PM

Miningman
Grey Cup Day across the land. The 107th final for Canadian Football League supremacy. It's akin to the USA's SuperBowl. Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Both teams have droughts dating from '99 and '90 so someone's long wait will end. 

The game is being played in Calgary this year. Keith Urban is the half time show. Gonna be a hoot. 

 

I actually got Bernie Faloneys autograph, maybe 1958, on a 8x 10 glossy.

He made an appearance for a promotional event where my Dad worked. 

Baltimore Stallions Grey Cup Champions 1995

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4w24_DdJMk

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Posted by SD70Dude on Sunday, November 24, 2019 9:36 PM

BaltACD

Baltimore Stallions Grey Cup Champions 1995

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4w24_DdJMk

Always nice to see Calgary lose!

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ended a 29 year drought tonight, beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12.

Guess I can't call the place Loserpeg anymore.

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, November 24, 2019 9:46 PM

Grey Matter

Lord Grey. (item 1)
 
A bunch of small skinny guys against 300+ Ib Goliaths. Never had a chance. They stunk the place out. Back to the drawing board.  How the hell did they go 15-3 over the season?  Congrats to the Blue Bombers.

 

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:46 PM

Thanks to Mike for providing train related Grey Cup items. Enjoy!

 
 
 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, November 25, 2019 10:10 AM

With all due respects, Lord Grey's contribution to Canadian sportsmanship barely exists next to Lord Stanley's contribution.

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, November 25, 2019 10:46 AM

Ya but did Stanley have a brewski made after him?

Regardless, this beer sounds really terrible ... surplus loafs?

  

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, November 25, 2019 1:19 PM

Miningman

Ya but did Stanley have a brewski made after him?

Regardless, this beer sounds really terrible ... surplus loafs?

  

 

Well, you have to do something  with the bread after it goes stale, don't you?

"Waste not, want not!"

You know, given the choice of a peerage or having a beer named after me I'd rather have the beer!  Most peers are unknown to the public, but most everyone can rattle off the names of beer brands with no trouble at all!  

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Posted by wjstix on Monday, November 25, 2019 3:58 PM

Two of my fellow Golden Gopher alums have done pretty well coaching in Grey Cup games - Marc Trestman won 3 times, Bud Grant 4.

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, November 25, 2019 7:41 PM

Bud Grant is virtually a household name in the Dominion. A real champion for the CFL.

The Calgary Stampede organizers took full advantage of Calgarys football team 'The Stampeders' at their first Grey Cup appearance. Smart play on their part.  At minimum a free $100,000 worth of advertising space.

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Posted by wjstix on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:55 PM

I remember when CFL Hall-of-Famer "King Kong" Mosca used to wrestle here in Minneapolis - St.Paul, back in the American Wrestling Association days. I went to one match where (for some reason) he and his opponent Larry "The Ax" Hennig wore football helmets in the ring. IIRC Mosca wore a Hamilton Tiger-Cats helmet, and Hennig wore the helmet of the Normandale Community College Lions because his son Curt Hennig played for them. It stands out because at the time I was a student at Normandale (in Bloomington MN).

BTW seems to me our former Viking QB Joe Kapp, had a fight with Mosca at a Grey Cup reunion dinner or something just a couple of years ago?

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:27 PM
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Posted by M636C on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:53 PM

Flintlock76

 

 
Miningman

Ya but did Stanley have a brewski made after him?

Regardless, this beer sounds really terrible ... surplus loafs?

  

 

 

 

Well, you have to do something  with the bread after it goes stale, don't you?

"Waste not, want not!"

You know, given the choice of a peerage or having a beer named after me I'd rather have the beer!  Most peers are unknown to the public, but most everyone can rattle off the names of beer brands with no trouble at all!  

 

 

Is this the same Earl Grey the tea was named after?

If not it was his father or grandfather or even son...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:42 PM

"Earl Grey" tea was named after the second Earl Grey, the son of a British general who served in the American Revolution and the first Earl Grey.

The first Earl Grey got the nick-name of "No-Flint" Grey, for his policy of having his troops remove the flints from their muskets prior to night attacks where the bayonet, and bayonet only, was to be used.  The Earl didn't want any accidental discharges that would spoil the stealth.  

Here he is...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Grey,_1st_Earl_Grey#/media/File:1stEarlGrey.jpg  

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:52 PM

Miningman

Man, talk about holding a grudge!  There's something a bit undignified about two old farts dukin' it out like that.

Hey, even old Johnny Rebs and Billy Yanks didn't carry on like that when their paths crossed in later years!

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:22 AM

Miningman

Didn't realize that Kapp was the HC for Cal in 'the Band Game'.

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Posted by wjstix on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:09 PM

"The animosity between the two dates back to the 1963 Grey Cup game, when Mosca hit running back Willie Fleming with a shot that many – including Kapp – felt was dirty. It knocked Fleming from the game, which the Ticats won 21-10. Kapp refused to shake Mosca’s hand afterward."

I believe Fleming was one of the first black CFL players, and that was part of the issue...plus I think Mosca or his teammates had said something before the game about trying to take Fleming out during the game. As it was,  Mosca hit him when he was about 10-15 feet out of bounds long after the play ended; today Mosca probably would have been kicked out the game (and fined / suspended).

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:13 PM

African Americans have played prominent roles in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and its precursors since 1946. In many cases black Americans have been able to pursue professional football opportunities in the CFL that were for one reason or another unavailable in the United States. Especially in the mid-20th century, many African American players came to Canada to avoid the racially charged atmosphere of segregation-era America. For many years, blacks were better represented in the CFL than they were in the National Football League (NFL), and achieved a number of "firsts" in the CFL years before the same was accomplished in the NFL. More recently, the CFL has provided opportunities for black, as well as other, Americans unable to break into the NFL.

There is photographic evidence that Robert "Stonewall" Jackson was the first African-American player, with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in 1930. He was a porter with the railways and is in a team picture from that year.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:11 PM

Thankfully that segregationist attitude changed, but wouldn't you know, it was the drive for profits that did it.

Team owners here in the US, both baseball and football, finally realized that black players were a major talent pool that was untapped.  So it proved.

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Posted by wjstix on Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:13 AM

It's interesting to note that Kenny Washington, the first "modern" black player in the NFL (there were a few blacks in the early years before the league became segregated), had been a teammate at UCLA of Jackie Robinson. Both were on UCLA's baseball and football teams. Washington signed with the Los Angeles Rams in early 1946, shortly after the Rams moved from Cleveland. He was soon joined on the Rams by another former UCLA teammate, Woody Strode (better known now for his acting career)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Washington_(American_football)

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