Friday, January 05, 2007
DRINKING from the GREY CUP
All you folks in other lands probably consider this no biggy; Hell, most folks here don't.
But the CFL is pretty much the only sport I give a hairy, puss-filled rat's ass about. It really is a gas to have picked this sucker up and had a swig; (let's hope the players don't treat it like the Irish do the Blarney Stone before tourists show up....)
BC trounced Montreal this year in what was probably the worst Grey Cup game ever, but that can't shadow memories like being 6-ish in Dollard des Ormeaux, Montreal, male bonding with the old man and watching the dastardly Edmonton Eskimoes trounce Saskatchewan while being introduced to dip. That's right, chips and DIP. I still love the crap.
History 101: The cup is named after the Gov. General of 1909: Earl Grey. It was still a recognition of rugby in those days, though Canadian rules had significantly changed it.
This year, the BC Lions broke the cup from it's base, (the big part with all the names on it) but fixed it the next Monday.
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