There's a lot of football to behold this Thanksgiving weekend, but let's talk about the big football game you probably won't be watching, eh?
This coming Sunday is the 104th Grey Cup, the very boringly-named championship game for the Canadian Football League (their version of the Super Bowl). This year's Cup, to be played in Toronto, features the Calgary Stampeders (15-2-1) and the Ottawa Redblacks (8–9–1), which is apparently not a slur for bi-racial persons of Native American and African American decent. The Stampeders are the favourites
(obviously, note the records) to bring home their eighth Grey Cup title, which means the Redblacks are likely to remain the only team in the CFL without a championship (you've got company, Buffalo Bills).
Please note that us spelling "favourites" (above) like a developmentally-challenged fourth-grader was by design. If anyone knows how to butcher a perfectly-spelled word, it's the Canadians. Look at this shit
. Hopefully our neighbours
to the north forgive us when we drink whisky
in our pyjamas
instead of watching the Grey Cup.
Isn't it f*cked up that a team with a losing record (Redblacks) is playing in the CFL's championship game? Not only that, but they were the best team in the Eastern Division (comparable to an NFL conference), and
earned a first-round bye. Sure, there's only nine total teams in the CFL, with four in the Eastern Division, but where's the parity? We're sure the Edmonton Eskimos, who finished fourth in the Western Division with a record of 10-6, are stoked on the current alignment.