Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Football Blog

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So here it is, Grey Cup week-end.

Jeesh, I'm not even sure if it's the Gray Cup or the Grey Cup.

I could look it up, but quite frankly I don't give a flying fig what it is called.

I'm guessing that if Lord Stanley donated the Stanley Cup then Lord Grey (Gray?) donated the other one.

I actually get the basics of the game.

The pointy ball has to go through the goalposts. The more times you get the ball through the opposing team's goal posts the more points you get.

But quite frankly, I've watched grade four classes play games of Capture the Flag that are more exciting than football.

And pulleeeeze don't tell me it is only Canadian football that is boring. 

Comparing American football to Canadian football is like comparing golf to curling as far as spectator excitement levels go.

The only excitement I ever remember in a Grey/Gray cup game was the year it was so foggy nobody could see the players and they, (whoever makes these football decisions), had to stop the game and finish it the next day.

But, I have to admit I do like it when those crazy Westerners ride their horses around Toronto buildings.

But speaking of westerners, what's with Winnipeg representing the East?

If I was to develop an interest in football, that's supposing sometime in the future I hit my head and suffer a personality altering brain injury, I sure wouldn't be cheering for Team Winnipeg!

Party on, Canada. 

Just wake me in time for the hockey game, will ya?

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

The cup was donated by then Governor General, Earl Grey -- same family line as the TEA Earl Grey! There was a big stink a few years ago when a Quebec paper kept referring to the cup as "la coupe grise," thinking that "grey" referred to the colour. Once corrected that it was a person's name, they now call it "la coupe Grey."

Go Bombers Go!

The Dancing Crone said...

Well, then,sure, Go Bombers Go.

J'espere que vous gagnez la coupe Grey.