After all the bellyaching we’ve heard from these experts about the state of affairs of the CFL, with all the worries expressed about the future of the league and so on, we found out tonight that sometimes all that needs to happen is for the critics to get out of the way and just let the game sell itself.
That is what happened tonight. A 20-point Calgary comeback wasn’t enough as the Ottawa Redblacks scored a TD in overtime to upset the Stampeders and win the Grey Cup, 39-33, to end a 40-year title drought for the city of Ottawa. Veteran CFL quarterback Henry Burris, aka Smilin‘ Hank, has reason to smile tonight as the MVP.
That triumph happens on the same day that Nico Rosberg finally clinched the F1 title in Abu Dhabi. This really has turned out to be the year that all the long-suffering teams and cities ended their droughts, didn’t it?