Great Footage .Interesting for many reasons.
1-Earl Winfield’s last game
2-Orlondo Steinauer’s first year with the team. He was our MOP candidate that year and he can be seen returning punts as well as playing DB.
3-Calvillo in a Cat’s uniform
4-CBC covering the game
5-Doug Flutie and Pinball Clemons at their peak, kicking our butts.
6-Vanderjat kicking for Toronto
7-The old Stadium only had 18,000 in the stands that day.
The team was still 1 season away from being a dominate force.
I haven’t looked for Part 2 yet, if it exists.
This was a year that Ottawa was out of the league again and there was only 8 teams.
I looked up CFL stats for 1997 and it was a tough year for attendance and things have come full circle. Montreal was still playing at the Big O with only about 9,000 people attending each game. Toronto was only getting 15-17,000 a game even though they were the best team in the league and BC was only getting 17-18,000.