It didn't take long, the article from the Globe & Mail, the home of possibly the worst anti CFL writers, is no doubt the tip of the media ice berg which will come in the next few days.
In the NFL, this would have been called a great defensive game. Which of course, it was.
Only in Canada "it is cool to blast Canadiana and the CFL".
Lions defeat Alouettes to win Grey Cup
Globe and Mail
Winnipeg — An imperfect and somewhat unsatisfying year in the Canadian Football League ended with a 94th Grey Cup game that reflected the regular season.
There were lots of field goals, hardly any big plays, while field position and defence were the dominant themes last night.
The B.C. Lions weren't complaining about their 25-14 win over the Montreal Alouettes, but here's hoping that when Canadian football resumes next spring, there's a little more fun in the game.
Yesterday's contest featured only two touchdowns, two safeties and seven field goals. B.C.'s Paul McCallum, named the game's outstanding Canadian, hit six field goals to tie a Grey Cup record.
The contest was on its way to being one of the all-time snoozers well into the second half. But a Montreal Alouettes team that looked tired and uninspired came to life and provided a bit of drama before the Lions surged and snuffed out the threat.
The key drive for B.C. occurred after Montreal had pulled to within a converted touchdown at 19-12 during the third quarter. It was then that B.C. quarterback Dave Dickenson took his team on a 14-play, 62-yard drive that made it a two-score game at 22-12 with 10 minutes 43 seconds to play.
After the Lions added another field goal to make the score 25-12, the Als had one more chance to make a push. But a jarring hit by B.C.'s Javier Glatt forced Montreal running back Robert Edwards to fumble near the goal line, where Otis Floyd recovered the ball for the Lions.
That pretty much snuffed out the Als' last hope, as Montreal dropped its third consecutive Grey Cup game in the past four seasons.
The Lions captured Lord Grey's mug for the second time since beating the Als in 2000, their previous appearance coming in a 2004 loss to the Toronto Argonauts.
The Lions' win marked Wally Buono's fourth Grey Cup victory but first as head coach of the Lions. Dickenson was chosen the game's outstanding player.
A stagnant second half got a jolt when Dickenson fumbled the ball while trying to elude a tackle by Montreal's R-Kal Truluck, with the Lions leading 19-3. Officials ruled Dickenson down by contact, causing the whistle to blow long before Montreal's Chip Cox picked up the ball at the Alouettes' 47-yard line and took off toward the Lions' end zone.
Montreal immediately challenged the play. After review, the ball was awarded to the Als at the point of the fumble, as the rules call for when instant replay is used.
The Als didn't score off the turnover, but they did force the Lions to take a safety on B.C.'s next possession, making the score 19-5 midway through the third quarter.
After the ensuing kickoff, Montreal marched the ball down the field, with quarterback Anthony Calvillo displaying the throwing rhythm that had been missing during the first half. When Robert Edwards went in from two yards out, the score was 19-12 with all the momentum and swagger belonging to the Als.
The Lions dominated the first half, the only shortcoming being B.C.'s failure to punch the ball into the end zone more than once. B.C. had four field goals during the first half, with several promising drives ending deep in Montreal territory thanks to some key defensive plays by the Als.
B.C. had a 9-0 lead before Ian Smart made a 25-yard run to the end zone for the first and only major of the first half, early in the second quarter.
At 16-0, the Als finally caught some life because of better field position than they'd enjoyed during the first quarter. Damon Duval missed a field goal from 47 yards and then made one from 43 to put Montreal on the board late in the first half.
Calvillo, who's often regarded as a quarterback who underachieves in big games, wasn't at his best during yesterday's first half. Under considerable pressure from B.C.'s front four, he looked often to the sidelines for places to dump short passes. But his accuracy, which waned considerably at times this season, was terrible during the first half as he was good on only six of 17 pass attempts for 80 yards.
Calvillo regularly bounced balls at the feet of his targets and had at least four passes where his receivers were able to touch the ball but couldn't haul it in. He also surrendered a turnover when he fumbled while being sacked deep in Montreal territory during the first quarter, resulting in a field goal.
B.C. succeeded with its typical, well-balanced attack led by Dickenson's quick and accurate downfield passes. Dickenson went 13 of 16 during the opening half, spreading the ball to five receivers, while the Lions added 96 yards rushing.