Monday, November 26, 2012

Congrats Toronto!

Last night, the Toronto Argonauts won the Grey Cup 35-22 over the Calgary Stampeders at the Rogers Centre. All told, this was a great Grey Cup that the city of Toronto gave everyone involved (despite the presence of Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, though Mariana's Trench ended up being the worst of the performances). Since I'm not the most well versed person with regards to Canadian football, I will refer you to my good friend Andrew Bucholtz for his post on the Argos win.

The Argos have been the only Toronto-based profession team to win a title since 1993, with this title their first since the 2004 Grey Cup. I joked that this game was the most important game for Torontonians since Game 6 of the Leafs-Flyers series in 2004, though they did win the Grey Cup six months later (during another NHL lockout no less). It's been a roller coaster ride of emotion for Toronto since then as the Leafs have been awful throughout, the Raptors lost both Vince Carter and Chris Bosh in that time and are abysmal as a result, the Blue Jays have had Roy Halladay and Jose Baustita (and little else) and they are subjected to Buffalo Bills football once a year. The Argos were also poorly-run and an afterthought in the city. Now, the Jays are making huge moves and the Argos are the darlings of Ontario's capital.

In more great news, Rob Ford has been ousted as Toronto's mayor. Of course, we will never forget moments like this. Congrats Toronto.

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