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Grey Cup Glory: The 2021 CFL running thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by maumann, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    There always were rumors the CFL would put a team in Windsor
    Some had the team playing at Tiger Stafium
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  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I heard from HC that there was a thread and yeah, you're right, Huggy, I had to show up. Watched a bunch of games. particularly the Cats vs Bombers on opening day weekend. Seeing the games gave me the first sense of normalcy since you know what started.

    Ticats have been my favourite team in all sports. I started going to the games --aka brawls in the stands-- when I was about 12. My best friend's dad was a VP at Steel Company of Canada and had four season tickets on the 55 yard line. I went regularly

    As Huggy (and a few others) know, my eldest played for the Eskimos a few years ago as FS.

    And this hit still makes me a proud dad :)

    Played two years for Edmonton, half a season for Saskatchewan and then was released. Good times

    Grey Cup is in the Hammer this year. And Tim Horton's Field (what else) is in the middle of a Hamilton neighbourhood. Park on someone's lawn for $20 Great stadium. Look to one side and you see the Niagara Escarpment and on the other side, Lake Ontario.
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  3. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I remember rumors of a Windsor team playing regular-season games at whatever university is there and playoff games at the Silverdome.
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  4. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I always thought that if the CFL could find a stadium in the New York area, for example the Rutgers stadium, the league should expand. there. I think the team could make money in New York, given the low salary caps just because of the size of the media market and it would expose the league south of the border.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The University of Windsor's field seats about 2,000. Across the river, Wayne State seats 6,000. The next nearest semi-plausible venue would have been Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti (30,700).

    For a few years after the Lions moved out, a CFL franchise could have bought the Silverdome for a song -- a million bucks or less -- but repairing the joint to even be playable (much less repairing the collapsed roof) would have cost dozens of millions. So they ended up imploding it.

    After the CFL's abortive fling at American expansion in the 1990s, the NFL learned its lesson and began ordering all teams to demand total control of their home stadiums so the idea of a CFL team or any other kind of even utterly remote competitor to the NFL playing in any NFL stadium was finished.
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  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And I'll add that Elliiott went over to the Ticats locker room after the game to make sure Dave Stala was OK. And he was
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  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Never questioned that, JR. Would not know you to bring Elliott up any other way.

    Don't be a stranger, sir. Same with HC.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I don't remember the CFL's dalliance with Windsor, I do remember rumblings that London might be a candidate.

    Somewhere I have a pic of nine-year-old Huggy Jr and Elliot after an Eskimos game in Toronto. Huggy Jr is now 21 and might be taller than Elliott but there's no way he's built like him!
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  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I always got the sense that Hamilton was the equivalent of Newark, but it’s farther from Toronto than I thought it was. All I remember of driving through Hamilton was the smell of industry.
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  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Smells like the world's biggest cheeseburger fart
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Man, the Argos had their chances last night against the Bombers, especially when Nick Arbuckle came in and they got to 10-7. Bethel-Thompson overthrowing a sure touchdown was a real missed opportunity.
  12. Old Crank

    Old Crank Active Member

    Canadian version of the old joke: My girlfriend said to kiss her where it stinks, so I drove her to Hamilton.
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