It’s time for Canada’s biggest football day and that means great food, okayish Canadian Super Bowl-type commercials, a killer halftime show by the one and only Shania Twain, oh, and football. It’s okay if you’re not into the CFL or football at all. Your lack of knowledge or interest doesn’t have to put a damper on any Grey Cup festivities you have planned. We’ve got you covered with all the information you need to sound like you know what the heck is going on.
Who is playing?
The 105th Grey Cup will be played between the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.
What’s a name I can yell so I seem like I know what’s happening?
Yelling at the quarterback is always a safe bet. Calgary’s starter is Bo Levi Mitchell and he’s already won one Grey Cup championship. If Calgary wins on Sunday, he’ll be the first Stampeders QB to win two in his career. He’s also really young at just 27.
Rickey Ray is the QB you’re looking for on the Argos’ side and he might be 11 years older than Mitchell, but he’s also got three Grey Cup titles. We’ve got some all-stars here. No wonder they’re in the finals.
Calgary went to the Grey Cup last year and had one of the best regular season records in CFL history but lost to the Ottawa Redbacks in overtime. They’ve kind of been out for redemption this whole season and have another great record going into the finals (13-4-1).
Who is favoured?
With Calgary’s record, you might expect them to be favoured but that’s not the case; it seems like the football community just can’t pick a favourite. Toronto had a difficult start to the season and in the early match-ups between these two teams, Calgary dominated. But Toronto hit their stride in the latter half of the season so they can’t be counted out (especially given how last year’s Grey Cup panned out).
Where/When is this happening?
The fun begins at 6:30 EST and you can watch the whole thing on TSN.
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) November 22, 2017