24 years later… The smell of success.
I’m sure that they’ll have some very special events and ceremonies planned for next year to celebrate our silver anniversary of winning that thing called the Grey Cup .
Better “late” than never?
It’s well past the “late” stage and getting closer to never territory with every passing year since 1999 it seems.
Since 1967 here are some non winners in the Super Bowl . Arizona Cardinals.
Houston Texans. 75% of the NFL teams have won the bowl which is not a bowl .
The last three on your list have never qualified for a Super Bowl . As for the trophy not being a bowl does it really matter ? is it really relevant ? I mean I refer to it as the football on a stick trophy because basically that is what it is . Besides it’s not the Super Bowl trophy it’s the Vince Lombardi trophy .
Finally at the end of the day there is really no sense to comparing a league with 30+ teams to a league with only 9 teams . It’s basically like comparing apples to bowling balls .
I didn’t say they qualified . I said that they’ve never won the title . The math still says that these teams , 8 of them , have never won the big one in a 32 team league . The Lombardy Trophy has been awarded for most of those 56 years .
Not entirely sure where you are getting the 75 years thing from . The math is telling me that with the first Super Bowl being officially played in 1967 that there has only been 56 years of Super Bowls as well as 56 years of the Lombardi trophy. So not really sure where the other 19 years that you speak of to make it your number of 75 years are actually coming from .
Anyways I am not entirely understanding why you keep insisting on bringing up the NFL as a viable comparison to the CFL when in reality there is no comparison at all when you look at the size differential of 32 teams as opposed to only 9 teams .
53 years - the trophy was named in his honour in 1970, but your point stands.
Yup you are absolutely correct considering that Lombardi actually was the HC who won the first two Super Bowls in ‘67-68’ . It would have been rather silly to award a trophy named after the coach of the winning team . They as you said officially named it in his honour after his death in 1970 .
Only 53 Lombardi trophies. 57 NFL championship games.
Holy crap does that ever put it into perspective… That just sounds awful.
That would be so astonishingly “caretaker” of them…
I am sure the parties will rival the Maple Leafs 2017 golden anniversary of their last championship.
There was a bunch of flagging for “off topic” in the original thread, but this is a legit topic of dicussion so to placate those who complained, I opened a new topic for the above posts.
Apples and oranges Pat. Nobody is talking NFL.
The CFL/NFL analogy is valid . We compare football related dialogue all the time . American and Canadian football has always been a topic of discussion but apparently not around here .
The comparison you present would be valid if the CFL had as many teams as the NFL has . The last time I looked it’s not even close , not even by a longshot .You have a league with 32 teams where 9 teams per conference (18 total ) don’t even qualify for the playoffs versus a league that has 9 teams total where only 3 teams don’t qualify for the playoffs .
You simply cannot compare a league that is three and a half times larger in size than our league when it comes to making the playoffs or winning league championships . Like I said previously it’s like comparing apples to bowling balls .
I can compare the two leagues if free speech still exists on this site .
It’s got nothing to do with free speech .