Super side note, despite being on the other side of the world in HK to watch the game, I happen to be on a plane with a bunch of Bomber fans returning from the Grey Cup in Hamilton.
Looking for some historical perspective—where does the Als’ win rank among all-time GC upsets? And what about last year’s upset?
I would say its similar to lastyear in that they were teams going into PO’s on a roll.
But as far as historical upsets? Waaayyy down the list.
They were underdogs, but not by much.
Agreed the back half of the season showed to be quite good…
While wearing a giant bird mask over his head. Who could take that prediction seriously?
Jamal Richardson? Should have been Als MOP selection in 2011 over AC.
I remember now that something was messed up when I first logged in, but I backed out and re-entered and everything was fine. Needless to say, the outcome pushed my memory of the glitch completely out of my mind.
I thought they were 8 point underdogs which is fairly big.
The TSN announcers did not pick up on this, but it was NOT THE WR, it was the punter who caught the pass. Number 18;
No. Much earlier….DL Dickie Harris from ‘77.
Jamal was a BEAST, I agree with that.
Yeah. The Als lured him away from the NFL’s Jets. Believe it or not, salaries between the two leagues were comparable back then.
I seem to remember he was an elite DB and that he returned punts. Maybe in the days before blocking was permitted on punts.
And Larry Smith’s brother-in-law.
There should be a “ most creative” award.
Larry Smith for putting staples in his shoes in the famous ice bowl at the Olympic stadium.
Edit. Tony Proudfoot.
Tony Proudfoot’s idea; not Smith
Thank you MadJack for correcting me!
Any other father-son GC champions besides the Philpots?
Really? Are you funnin’ me?
I can’t find a link but Harris married Smith’s sister.