So many great moments in this year's Grey Cup. One of the absolute classic moments was the Rider introductions. After X-Man was introduced the Riders coming out of the tunnel as one and stomping on midfield. Individual intros be damned, they were coming out as one - - much to the chagrin of the Commissioner and the CFL. Didn't meter that security and league officials were trying to hold the players back, it's was basically GTFO the way we're coming through.
Darian Durant finally winning a ring. Now he can be considered an elite CFL QB. Seeing him doubled over with emotion cryi g at the end of the game, knowing what he'd just accomplished was what sports is all about.
Getz winning Most Outstanding Canadian and a championship in his hometown. I know how amazing that is and I was really happy to see the oft criticized Getzlaf have his big moment at home.
Speaking of hometown guys, I believe the Riders have more local players than any team in the league. It was really special to see the local players get to celebrate with friends and family out on the field. Once in a lifetime experience.
Craig Butler balling out once again to close out his contract year. Not sure if be realizes the kind of contract he's going to command, but talk about perfect timing. Salary cap about to increase, another team joining the league, and Butler's the most desirable FA available. If I'm Butlers agent I don't listen to anything less than $180/yr until free agency opens.
The Riders after party reception. What an awesome way to cap off a championship year. Gipson and the Board put out a massive spread of food and drink. First class all the way. Great planning to have a table under a spotlight ready for the Grey Cup and some fantastic photo ops.
Big ups to the Rider organization for a mission accomplished.