Piffles Top 5 – Things I Want to See in the Grey Cup Game
Published: Sunday, Nov 19th 2023, 9:11am
By Alex Dormuth (@RealAlexD)
It’s a bittersweet day for me, as it is every Grey Cup Sunday… after tonight, it’s the longest possible time before more CFL games. Sigh. Anyways, I’m still looking forward to tonight’s game between Winnipeg and Montreal for a few different reasons. Here’s the Top 5 things I want to see during the Grey Cup game.
1. A Close Game – I have a bad feeling that Winnipeg is going to just clobber Montreal. I have no real issue with Winnipeg winning (honestly, seeing dynasties are actually pretty cool and ultimately it doesn’t matter to me who wins), but I just want the Alouettes to keep it close. Last year’s game was great because it was close the whole way through. I hope it comes down to the very end.
2. A Longer Halftime Show – Let Green Day play as long as they want! Let them play all of Dookie! As I wrote about earlier, the CFL absolutely NAILED this halftime show and 13-15 minutes just isn’t enough.
3. A Defining Moment – The best Grey Cup games have that defining moment. Eddie Brown kicking the ball up to himself in 96, Mark Guy making clutch catches to set up the Riders for a game winning field goal in 89, DeVier Posey going 100 yards in the snow against Calgary in 17. I want to see a big play (or two) that truly changes the game one way or another and is something that we talk about forever. Maybe Winnipeg takes a too many men penalty on the final play of the game to give Montreal the win. THAT’D be just lovely!
4. Another Montreal Onside Punt – I know that half the fans love this and half the fans hate this. I personally love it. Jason Maas and the Alouettes have perfected an onside punt on 2nd down to keep the chains moving a few times this year and what better time than the Grey Cup game, the most Canadiana event, to hit the most Canadiana football move possible? You KNOW Winnipeg has game planned for it, but I’d love to see it one more time.
5. An Alouettes Victory – Okay, I lied, it does matter to me who wins. Winnipeg has had their fun over the last few years. A win for Montreal is a bigger win for the league as a whole than a win for Winnipeg is. Plus, I really like Cody Fajardo the person. He’s truly a wonderful guy and I’d love to see him win a Grey Cup as a starter after being cast away by 3 teams prior.
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