RELAX!! It's not the end of the decade

Let's not tell anyone on the team this, but 2009 is NOT the end of the decade.

Quoting from Wikepedia,

Anno Domini (sometimes found in the irregular form Anno Domine), abbreviated as AD or A.D., and Before Christ, abbreviated as BC or B.C., are designations used to number years in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The calendar era to which they refer is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus, with AD denoting years after the start of this epoch, and BC denoting years before the start of this epoch. There is no year zero in this scheme, so the year AD 1 immediately follows the year 1 BC.

So essentially, year 10 was the last year of the first decade, soooooooooo, 2010 is the last year of the decade

Accordingly, like 1998 and 1999, We've still got 2 cracks at ithe GREY CUP this decade.

THAT ALSO MEANS that the whole Y2K thing was wrong, and we started the 21st century, Jan 1 2001!!!!!

If you think the playbook can look complex, read on in wikepedia about how in history people grappled with the issue of the calendar and time.... no wonder I'm late for many things... :lol: :lol: :lol:

So anyway, we've got to think differently about this decade thing.... not that anyone in the club wants to even talk about it..... There are soooo many superstitions!!!




Yup, you're correct.... though few people buy it.

There was no Year Zero, the first year AD was year 1. So the tenth year, ending the first decade, was year 10. The same pattern follows in all subsequent decades... the year ending in a "0" is the year that closes a decade.

Y2K threw people off because that January 1 the "odometer" on everyone's clock and calendar showed a big change, with all four digits rolling. I understand that a hundred years earlier people celebrated the dawn of the 20th century on Jan 1, 1901. Maybe they were better at math than we are.

So yes, we have one more year, properly speaking, to keep alive the tradition of at least one GC win each decade. That doesn't mean we don't want to try to win it this year,of course.

BTW, there's also the question whether we've actually won it each decade till now. The first Grey Cup game was played in 1909, and won by the Argos. This site says at the bottom of the home page that our first win was in 1912. Some folks like to claim we were the GC champs in 1908 because the Cup was awarded by Earl Grey before the 1909 game took place. It's a bit of a stretch I'd say. But that's another discussion altogether.

Let's just win it and then spend the winter arguing happily about the historical niceties. After all, we're members, so we'll have to argue about something!

Why am I having flashbacks to the end of the Seinfeld episode where Newman plans his 'millenium party'?

Original poster is correct, 2010 is the last year of the decade.

I believe Newman's party was called his "Newmanium party'.