The 110th Grey Cup is the ultimate David vs. Goliath football story.
The team everyone wrote off at the start of the year with a new head coach, quarterback, receiving corps and losing a lot of star defensive players against a team that is appearing in their fourth straight championship game.
Strange as it may seem, the Als could surprise us all. They are riding on emotion. That’s often all you need in sports. With Schoen and Demski injured, the Als can prevail. It will all be on the Als’ D. But can they triumph without the air horns?
Why would anyone think you have to be nuts to choose Montreal to win? Anyone who has played or understands competitive sports would know that all you need to do is make the playoffs to have a chance and in more cases than not, its seldom the team with the best record in regular season that goes on to win it all. Just ask Hamilton in 2019 or Toronto this year. I bleed blue and gold and would love to see the Blue Bombers win 3 in 4 years but no its far from a guarantee.
What you see here, and throughout the year, is the Eastern media either trying to boost interest for the CFL in the larger markets, or simply not giving the Bombers the respect that deserve as a team on the verge, or in the midst, of a dynasty. Sure you pick the Argos to soundly beat the Al’s last week. That did happen, so all of a sudden you pick the Al’s to defeat the Bombers? Look… anything can happen during the Grey Cup game… We have seen that with great teams in the past… But there has been no evidence that Montreal compares to the Bombers at all this year. They should be major favourites… and those that think otherwise are either uninformed, or it is wishful thinking. Be prepared for, if the Bombers win, for them to be regarded as one of the greatest teams in CFL history… And us Bomber fans will still be defending them to those in denial
Well, I hope for great game, being from Winnipeg, last year was a ball breaker for us. I do agree, it would be an upset if Montreal won BUT I really don’t think so. Will be watching it from Southern California via the streaming service with 12 other ex-pats. Lot of them wanted BC in BUT the best team prevailed. Go Blue!
Considering the over/under for points scored. The computer odds has it 27-22 Bombers. Mind you, I picked Montreal 29-19 over Winnipeg in my opening CFL GCC thread/post. Looking so forward to the big game.