Grey Cup Schedule
The two best teams in the Canadian Football League will take to the field in the Grey Cup to
see who will be known as the champion this year. The 2014 Grey Cup is set to be played at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
on November 30th. Fans of the Canadian Football League will pour into the stands at this venue to be a part of the action,
and for good reason, and this is the biggest game of the season. Last year the Saskatchewan Roughriders took down the Hamilton
Tiger-Cats at Mosaic Stadium by a score of 45-23. This year's game is sure to be packed with loads of exciting plays that
will have fans at the edge of their seats. Be there this year for the Grey Cup, a truly fantastic and historic game.
Grey Cup History
The Grey Cup tradition began on Dec. 4, 1909, when Governor General Earl Grey saw fit to donate
a trophy to the winner of the amateur rugby football championship. The lucky recipients were the University of Toronto Varsity
Blues, who had defeated Toronto Parkdale 26-6 at Rosedale Field. Only teams from Quebec and Ontario vied for the Cup until
1921, when football teams from the West joined the competition. This served as a precursor for the East/West rivalry that
exists in the CFL today. Since then, the Grey Cup has seen quite a bit of excitement. It has been stolen and held for ransom
twice, broken on several different occasions and even survived a fire in 1947. Despite the trophy's neutral suggestion in
the color scheme, it is actually a shiny silver chalice perched atop a large silver base. The names of every player and executive
on every team who win the Cup are engraved into the sides.
Late fall in Canada is full of surprises. Rain, fog, mud,
wind, snow or even sunshine are possible. On Nov. 25, 1950, the Grey Cup turned into the "Mud Bowl," as rain turned Toronto's
Varsity Stadium into a brown quagmire of muck. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were shut out by the Toronto Argonauts 13-0. The
match up on Dec. 1, 1962, is referred to as the "Fog Bowl," when folks with Grey Cup tickets spent two days at Exhibition
Stadium in Toronto. A thick cloud of fog descended onto the field until play was finally suspended and ordered to resume on
the following day. After all was said and done, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers emerged victorious over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The "Ice Bowl" commenced on Nov. 27, 1977, after a blizzard hit Montreal two days prior. Efforts to melt the icy field were
thwarted by plummeting temperatures. The home team adapted to their field, however, as the Alouettes trounced the Edmonton
Eskimos 41-6. The "Snow Bowl" was played on Nov. 24, 1996, at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The Doug Flutie-led Toronto Argonauts beat
the Edmonton Eskimos 43-37 in a freezing flurry of snow.
The Grey Cup is one of the most
exciting sports events of the year, and being there is an experience that every Canadian Football league fan should experience
at least once. The Canadian Football League has some truly great players, and the competition is always fierce in this league.
With so much on the line in the Grey Cup, you can't go wrong with coming out and cheering for your favorite team as look to
make history. Will you be there when the next memorable moment in the Grey Cup happens? There's nothing quite like being there
when the best players in the league do battle on the football field, and fans that have attended CFL games know that well.
This is your chance to be a part of the biggest game of the season, and you do not want to pass that opportunity up. Picture
yourself among thousands of screaming fans as the next CFL champion is crowned before your very eyes. The only way to watch
this game unfold is from your seats in the stadium, so act quickly before all the best spots are gone.
What team has won the most Grey Cups?
The answer is the Toronto Argonauts, who have captured the title
16 times, reaching the Grey Cup a total of 22 times.
Grey Cup Fans
CFL fans take great pride in the opportunity
to be a spectator at the championship game. Most hold onto their Grey Cup tickets, or the stubs at least, for a long time
afterward as mementos of an amazing experience. The CFL takes a unique approach to professional athletic promotion. They reach
out and engage people by hosting events leading up to the game, where the team executives, coaches and athletes all interact
with the fans. By game time, spectators feel connected to the game, with a deeper sense of involvement and personal participation.
Make sure you're there at the Grey Cup with some of the biggest Canadian football fans around.