Watching the B.C. Lions win the Grey Cup last Sunday, we were struck by two things.
First, Manitoba Premier Gary Doer seemed to be having a little too much fun celebrating with the B.C. players. The way he was grinning and jumping up and down, you'd think the Bombers had won the Cup.
Second, we couldn't help but notice what a good-looking trophy the Grey Cup is ... or was, until offensive lineman Kelly Bates decided to snap it in half. Nice going, buddy. Hopefully, this means the Lions will be cursed never to win the Cup again.
But seriously -- compared with the NFL, the CFL honours its champions with way nicer hardware. Any trophy you can hold in one hand -- the World Cup being a prime example -- pales in comparison with one that requires two strong arms, a weightlifting belt and a spotter to hoist over the champion's head.