Just a friendly reminder that it’s Grey Cup Week.
The Toronto Argonauts face the Calgary Stampeders for all the Canadian Football League marbles at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN2 on Sunday.
Have your snacks and beverages in place. Invite your friends. And remember that even though it’s a 110-yard field, your squares sheet should still only have 100 boxes.
Before you scoff, this is the 105th Grey Cup. Put that in your Roman numerals and smoke it.
I have to admit, though, that the Argos-Stamps matchup is a bit of a disappointment.
Toronto took out the Saskatchewan Rough Riders last week in the East final, and we had adopted the Riders here in Chicago for two reasons: For one, they always seem to have three scouts at area games.
Iowa-Northwestern? A stretch. Toledo-Northern Illinois? I don’t understand it at all. But if Saskatchewan cares that much about us, we’ll care about them.
For two, if you consider Chicago’s Bears unwatchable but still crave some occasional pro football, “Let’s go, Riders!’’
I was also disappointed by the outcome of the West final, in which Calgary defeated the Edmonton Eskimos. I am partial to the Eskimos because they stole the Green Bay Packers’ color scheme. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.