Again is correct and you are right.
Last year George Gillette was suggesting it was an accident and they meant no disrespect and I was in the crowd at Hurley's when on McCown's Sportsnet/590 show he was wearing the Als jersey. What a bunch of crap/
I recall how Larry Smith was rightfully pissed off then and no doubt will/should be funing now.
Obviously those who want to will watch both games. I don't think this is much of an issue this year, matter of fact the hockey game Saturday night could be a good pre-amble for the Grey Cup on Sunday. Last year it didn't matter to much to me, and I was in Montreal for the Grey Cup, cuz I think that bum who had his # retired was the most over-rated human being of all time and I could care less what was going on with him. And btw - I HATE the Habs, so any chance I get to slam them I will, just don't see it in this instance.
What could be a better weekend than the outdoor hockey game on Saturday then the Grey Cup on Sunday. Gives us all something to watch at the Grey Cup on Saturday. Pubs will be even fuller which will add to the atmosphere. If the Als make it to the Grey Cup their fans will have fun wearing Canadiens' toques and Als sweaters etc. etc. It will make it an even better truly Canadian experience in Calgary!!! The CFL game has nothing to worry about as its merits are on the field!!!
Well whatever, I love hockey a lot and watching but hockey is way, way overrated in this country to what it brings to the table. I've been born and raised a Hab fan but think how Montreal is so Habs crazy or what have you is ridiculous and even when I was in Montreal last year for the Grey Cup, I couldn't get into the Roy retirement thing, because mainly it's overhyped. That's what I like about the CFL, it isn't overhyped and therefore gets me going more, hard to explain really, maybe because it's not just every Tom, Dick or Harry that's into it it's more special to me in a way.
Oh, they will be hyping this game at Olympic Stadium like it's the next big thing, big deal, if I'm going to go to a game I will go in a hockey arena, these games in stadiums are just, well, overhyped as I say.
Besides, how would you get ice to stay in the Big Owe, there is no ice machine in there... November is NOT cold enough to sustain it. my guess is they fill the place with ice cubes and just keep replacing them as they melt...
True enough Tecmo. Rogers Communications does feel the threat from the CFL as does the MLS I guess and I don't think MLSE and Tannenbaum likes the CFL around but the Canadiens no, I would hope they feel partners with the Als to be honest.