The "Game Notes" for the the upcoming 102nd Grey Cup can now be found here; http://www.ticats.ca/page/2014-depth-ch ... otes-stats
I always find some very interesting stuff in this package. It's used very widely & extensively by journalist's & broadcaster's in their pieces.
A few interesting things I found ...
GREY CUP MEETING #3: Calgary and Hamilton will be meeting for the third time in Grey Cup history. The Stampeders met the Tiger-Cats in 1998 winning 26-24 on the game’s final play, and then Hamilton captured the Cup 1999 with a 32-21 win.
17 WEEKS UNDER .500: The Ti-Cats spent 17 of their 18 weeks in 2014 with a record under .500 and only regained level ground in the final week of the season to take first place. Only one team in CFL history has ever spent more weeks under .500 and gone on to win the Grey Cup – that was Calgary in 2001 who started 0-3 and did not manage to reach .500 before getting hot and beating BC, Edmonton & Winnipeg to win Grey Cup #89 in 2001.
TURNOVERS ESSENTIAL (44-5 since 1952): The last time that a Grey Cup was won by a team that made MORE turnovers was Edmonton in 1987. NO team making equal or more T/Os has won any of the last 26 Grey Cup games. Since 1952, teams that have made LESS turnovers are 44-5.
POST-SEASON EXPERIENCE: Players included on the Stampeders’ 46-man roster from last week’s Division Final game hold a total of 27 previous Grey Cup games played. Hamilton’s roster from last week has 25 so the teams are very close in that statistic. Overall, Calgary players have 197 post-season games to Hamilton’s 145.
Grey Cup #20 / Back-to-back #10: The Tiger-Cats will be making their 20th appearance in the Grey Cup for the second season in a row. That makes it the 10th time that Hamilton has appeared in a Grey Cup game having done so the previous year (1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1985, 1986, 1999 & 2014). That is just one short of Edmonton’s all-time record of 11 back- to-back sets of Grey Cups.
From 5 games below: The Tiger-Cats are looking to become just the second team to ever win the Grey Cup having been FIVE games under .500 during the season. The BC Lions started off 1-6 in 2011 (as Hamilton has done in 2014), and went on to defeat Winnipeg 34-23 at B.C. Place Stadium.
Against Calgary Away from Hamilton: The last time that Tiger-Cats defeated Calgary anywhere other than in Hamilton was over 10 years ago – July 4, 2004 at McMahon Stadium. Hamilton has lost their last 10 away games against Calgary.
Zach Collaros vs Other QBs: Hamilton has gone 9-5 when Collaros started in 2014 including the playoff victory over Montreal, and 1-4 when he was out of the lineup. With Collaros at QB, Hamilton was 4-2 in close games (decided by 5 pts or less). Without him, Hamilton went 0-4 in close games.
Anyways ... That's just a taste. I encourage you to peruse the document. It's very interesting.