The B.C. Lions won the 99th Grey Cup yesterday, 34-23, over Winnipeg. The last times they won the cup was 1994 against the Baltimore Stallions. (also 2000 and 2006) How did a U.S. team play in a Canadian final? Well the CFL was hurting for money in the early 90's and allowed some American teams to play in the Canadian league.
The Lions QB Travis Lulay won the Canadian Most Valuable Player and tonight won the Grey Cup MVP. The game started out good for the Lions but seemed to slow going into the second half. Whether it was jitters or just a need of coaching to come into the locker room and give a talk to the team, it seemed to work because the Lions came into the second half and never looked back.
It again got interesting in the fourth quarter with a dropped interception and then a dropped pass that was reviewed by the zebras. With the Bruce pass being viewed as a reception, the nails in the coffin seemed in place.
This was a great game. The fervor was not over rode by the Occupy Vancouver baloney; and the half billion dollar stadium rebuild took a backseat to the main show, the game. The only so-called sensation was the scuffle between former QB Joe Kapp and former defensive player Angelo Mosca. I don't have to mention this because if you go to Youtube, you can see for yourself. Good game, good people and a great final. Congrats Lions.