Some more comments from MLS forums including American-based
My sister is over for dinner. Her birthday is Nov.27, so she has a lifetime of having the Grey Cup in the vicinity of her celebrations. When I make some noise of complaint, she turns to my wife. "who's Mark cheering for?" My wife replies "the field"
A flypass? Why aren't they playing the real national anthem at the Grey Cup. I don't recognize this college stadium. The Tenors were booed some. They never did replace that guy who went off the script during the MLB All-Star Game.
ESPN2 for the Grey Cup? Bush league! Why wouldn't MLS reverse the home-field games for the conf. finals? It's not like they haven't done it before
This looks like a spring game between college O/D.
What the heck is a time count violation? Delay of game I guess?
Why is the Grey Cup at BMO? Even if it sells out completely, it'll have the second-worst attendance for the Grey Cup in 40 years.
I didn't realize QBs don't count against nationality rules on CFL rosters.
The play is being reviewed by "The Command Center". Also, the ref sounds so polite.
TFC fans hear "traction issues" and throw something through the TV. (To be fair, they are soccer hooligans, but still)
This Referee has one of them thick canadian accents
Man, this field is gonna be so ********ed up on Wednesday night.
TFC fans are certainly gonna sue for the torture tonight.
This doesn't even win "worst halftime show" of the extended weekend.
Watching the Grey Cup and just cringing at all the hunks of grass that are flying off the cleats. Save the turf!
How the ******** do neither of those professional players touch the guy? It's the ********ing Grey Cup. O Canada. O Ottawa
Field is destroyed. Biggest game in TFC history.
Grey Cup just got interesting.And just as it does, the ESPN signal goes out. Wonderful.
The grounds keeping staff are going to have work to do, but we'll see. Thankfully there was no rain/snow or else it could have been a disaster.
It was SportsCenter #1. The guy said Calgary like it was a Gary, Indiana location of a California university system school: Cal Gary.
Every time something like this happens I figure the world is paying karma back to Leon McQuay. Went to the game last night - mostly because it's a Cup Final, a piece of Canadiana, and most of the rest of the city didn't care, so I could get a single on StubHub for the same price as my ticket on Wednesday.
I've watched a ton of CFL over the years - but never had been to a Grey Cup. Good game, though it could have been ruined by the never ending replays and challenges, though not like TV has ruined the flow of the game in the NFL.
Atmosphere was way different from typical TFC game - though mostly because there were fans (in uniforms) of every team sprinkled throughout the stadium - the largest being the Kenora Dinner Jacket plaid of the mouth breathers from Bytown.
My one neighbour wasn't playing with a full deck, and spent the entire game giving me his version of the Captain Obvious play-by-play - likely as payback for undetermined sins from my past.
So, unsurprisingly, I spent the majority talking to my other neighbour - wearing his TFC original game in '07 scarf - and we both were worried about, but ultimately agreed, that the field should be fine for Wednesday.
I don't watch the CFL very often but that was a great game. It did look like the players cleats were tearing out some chunks of turf though. 3 days is not very long to repair the field especially in November weather.
On a different note, I'm falling in love with those older ladies in Calgary's luxury box: I hope they complete the come back.
Older ladies? My god, how old are you, 15? Those are Hufnagel's daughters