97th Grey Cup CFL Championship Game Live Thread

11/29/09 in CFL   |   xxCoachxx   |   74 respect

97th GREY CUP CFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 

Today’s Game: Montreal (16-3) vs Saskatchewan (11-7-1) 6:30 ET 3:30 PT

Line: Montreal – 9 ½ Total: 55 ½

 

This game features “Team Juggernaut” the CFL's answer to the New York Yankees, if not in spending habits certainly with results on the field, and “Team Destiny” which was picked no better than third by most pundits and therefore most likely out of the playoffs instead wins the West Division and finds itself in the Grey Cup.

 

These games have had a habit over the years of coming down to the last few plays of the game so look for a last second FG or a hail mary attempt to be the difference.

 

In the end one has to go with experience over emotion in these kind of games. Montreal just has too much experience at the skill positions for Saskatchewan to deal with. The game should be a classic as usual with the Als silencing the somewhat partisan crowd in the end.

 

Weather will not be an issue in this game, although winds of up to 20km/hr may mess with the kicking game

 

This game is available Coast to Coast on TSN television.

 

Prediction:

 

Montreal 27 Saskatchewan 24

 

Results to Date: Straight up: 44-24 Vs Spread: 34-34 Totals: 33-35

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11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

the worst ending ever for a riders fan. wow!

11/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

You knew he'd nail the second attempt, what an ending.

11/29/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

WIDE!!! but flags on the play, illegal substitution???? WTF? 

11/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

WOW.

11/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Wide, flag on the play though.

11/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

No pressure Mr. Duval.

11/29/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Looks incomplete to me.

skippped off the turf, looks like to me - Ruling on the field STANDS!!!!!! 10 seconds remaining, time for one play to get to FG range WOW!

11/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Looks incomplete to me.

11/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

I wanna see a drop kick for Montreal's final play...that would make my day.

11/29/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Receiver fumbles it, Al's hang on to possession, but Calvillo throws it away to avoid the sack

11/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Cox with a big, BIG hit. Ouch..

11/29/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

(Edited by Debi_L)

Montreal gets the TD, needs the 2 point convert to tie the game, and Calvillo throws the ball away. 27-25 Saskatchewan

11/29/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

(Edited by Debi_L)

This is one helluva game.  Saskatchewan has been dominating so far, but Montreal just realised this is THE football game for all the bragging rights and scored a TD.  27-19 now, after the 2point conversion.  To hell with the Squealers, give me CFL any day!

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

17-10 riders

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

17-3 riders at the half

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

rider rouge makes it 14-3

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

riders tack on 3 more to lead 13-3

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

montreal field goal makes it 10-3

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

riders recover a fumble, and score on the next play. 10-0 riders. only 8 yards on offense for montreal.

11/29/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

TD Riders!!! <happy dance>

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

3-0 riders

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

riders draw play is killing the montreal d right now

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

no number restrictions. i love it! second straight 2 and out for montreal.

11/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Saskachewan shanks the FG, and Montreal returns it out to the 35...don't see that too often in American football..

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

Rough Riders in throwback unis

11/29/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

im watching this on espn 360 right now. montreal is a tough team, but i want the riders to win. my prediction is saskatchewan 32 montreal 30.

11/29/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

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