Before I get to the Grey Cup game itself, I have to start by talking about the biggest news story coming out of this weekend’s festivities… I’m talking of course about what went down between Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca at an alumni luncheon. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you are really missing out…
Here are two 70 year olds getting into a physical altercation about a grudge that goes back over 40 years. I don’t think Vince McMahon himself could have staged something near that awesome. I mean this had everything build up, microphone work, foreign objects and hard hitting action. Only in the CFL could something so outrageous go down… at least since the demise of the XFL.
They should really consider making this an annual event as part of the Grey Cup festivities. Find two grizzled old alumni who still hate each other and have them square off in an epic old man fight. Charge money for admission and you could make big money on that kind of event. I know I’d be lining up for tickets. We could even invent feuds once we run out actual ones I mean Lex Luger used to play for the Alouettes and The Rock had a stint with the Stampeders.
For me, the only thing that could have made this whole ordeal better is if Mosca had been able to put up more of a fight… I mean come on the man was a former professional wrestler.
Okay now I should probably get around to talking about the actual Grey Cup game. Normally it would be my lead story but this Kapp/Mosca thing was just too awesome to pass up.
The 2011 CFL season came to close on Sunday as the BC Lions defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in front of a hometown crowd to win the Grey Cup. Personally I think the only surprising thing about the Grey Cup was the lack of rampant rioting.
Last week I said that I just didn’t the Bomber offense was good enough to keep them in the game and turns out I was right (shocking I know). I find it odd that in a year where Buck Pierce finally proved he could endure a full season (or at least as close as he’ll ever come) he simultaneously managed to disprove that he was a great QB.
You can talk all you want about the skill in the Winnipeg D but the fact remains that BC has a talented offense. The combination of Simon and Bruce is tough to contain let alone while at the same time having to deal with the other weapons they boast. If Winnipeg was to have any chance, their D (even on their best day… which this was not) was going to need the O to help them out.
I know that Odell Willis should have had that pick but he’s a defensive lineman people… they are not exactly known for their hands. They can’t all be Keith Shologan out their.
And so the drought continues for the Bombers. Over 2 decades without a Cup. They should just move the franchise to Toronto were that kind of futility is not only accepted but encouraged. While it sucks to lose a Grey Cup (believe I know), Bomber fans should actually be pretty happy with how far they came in one year. Dead last to tops in the East is pretty good. If they can find a solid QB this offseason (either internally in Brink/Elliot or externally) they have a pretty good chance of being back there next year.