2012 Vanier Cup: November 23, 2012
The Ticats season may be over, but there is a team in this town that is playing in a championship game tonight. And that team consists of some future CFLers, and perhaps some future Ticats. Their opponents also have some future CFLers, and possibly some future Ticats. After what was a disappointing season for Ticat fans, there are many football fans in Hamilton who would like to at least see the McMaster Marauders succeed, and win this Vanier Cup game tonight. And if you want to post about the game as it's happening, this is the place to do so. You can think of this thread as being like a virtual living room where fans discuss the game with each other. You can think of it as being like a virtual broadcast booth where what happens in the game is mentioned and commented on while it's happening. You can also think of it as being like Twitter but without the character limit. There may not be many posts here during the game, as those who post here and want to see it will likely be at the game. In any case, here we go.
WHAT – The 2012 Vanier Cup. McMaster vs. Laval. Marauders vs. Rouge et Or.
WHO - The defending champion McMaster Marauders and the Laval Rouge et Or.
WHY – Why? To see which of these teams that appear to have some future CFLers (and quite possibly, some future Ticats) will win the Vanier Cup, that's why!
WHERE - The stadium still often called the SkyDome, which tonight may be called the Maroon Lagoon, or the Ron Joyce Centre (that's as close as I'll get to referring to it by it's offical name) in Toronto, Ontario.
WHEN - Friday, November 23rd, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
HOW - Radio: CHML (900 kHz AM) broadcasting from Hamilton.
Click here to view last year's Vanier Cup game thread. It was there where a classic game was documented.
Well, here we are. After last year's Vanier Cup game was considered one of the best games of football ever played, the two teams that entertained as much as they did meet in a rematch that many fans wanted to see. Anyone who saw last year's Vanier Cup game can tell you that football games don't get much more entertaining than that one. McMaster did pull off the upset against a powerful Laval team in a very memorable game. And now this year, it appears that roles have reversed. McMaster is the favourite to win this one, being undefeated this year and on a 21 game win streak. But if there is a team that can end that win streak, it's a Laval team that is looking for the Vanier Cup win they almost had last year. Both teams have many talented players, players who will be watched closely by CFL scouts in this championship game. These players will be trying to impress the scouts in addition to trying to win a championship. Having "Vanier Cup Winner" on a resume may look impressive, but having "Two-Time Vanier Cup Winner" on it looks even better. And for those who won't make it, this is their moment in the spotlight, in front over 30,000 fans in a nationally televised game. Some players will be playing their last CIS game tonight, but every player should give their absolute best effort. And if this game turns out even close to being as good as last year's Vanier Cup game, it should be a great one. And so now all I have to say is...
GO MARAUDERS! WIN THAT VANIER CUP AGAIN!