(OTTAWA, ON) – Ontario’s own Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders of Alberta are poised to battle for the 105th Grey Cup of the Canadian Football League. Arguably the pinnacle of professional sports in Canada, the championship game will take place 6:30pm this Sunday at TD Place Stadium in the nation’s capital.
Not a bad 2nd dose of Canadian football at it’s best this weekend, given the U-Sports Vanier Cup, and breeding ground for CFL hopefuls, will be played the night before in Hamilton.
Concerning this year’s Grey Cup combatants, both teams narrowly escaped defeat in their divisional finals last weekend. The Argos barely prevailed over the Saskatchewan Roughriders 25-21 while the Stampeders scraped past the Edmonton Eskimos 32-28.
Coach of the year Marc Trestman’s Argos will be led by perennial all-star Ricky Ray, who was edged out by Ricky Reilly as the Most Outstanding Player of the year. Ray will get plenty of help from running back James Wilder Jr, Toronto’s rookie sensation.
Calgary’s coach Dave Dickenson will look to his stellar QB to make big plays. Alex Singleton, this year’s league MVP, will be expected to interrupt Toronto’s attempts to make big plays.
Bosting a 13-4 regular season record in the West, verses Toronto’s mediocre 9-9 showing in the East, the Stampeders are clearly favoured to win. But, as the say, the play-offs are a new season.