EDM 38 MTL 35

Yes! Another Edmonton championship team!

Yesterday's Grey Cup, aside from being the first CFL game I've been able to see in 6 years, was probably one of the best games I've seen in a long time.

Imagine my surprise to find the Grey Cup game actually being broadcast on a US sports station, and on CSS no less. And what a game it was. From Edmonton's first field goal and touch down and a 10-1 lead after the first quarter, to the nailbiting second mini-game in OT it was an exciting game, and pretty much a quarterback duel. The Edmonton offensive line seemed to have a hard time containing Montreal's blitz, but several good defensive interceptions and blocks kept Edmonton scoring. By the numbers, it was Edmonton all the way though, with turnovers and bad penalties playing key parts in the game.

Of course it would have been much better if I had been able to see the whole game...Seems that for time and scheduling reasons, CSS chopped off large chunks of the broadcast, like a good chunk of the 2nd quarter, the entire half-time show, and pretty much the entire 3rd quarter. After the 2nd half kick off, it went from being 10-8 in the 3rd quarter to 20-18 in the 4th quarter. Argh.

Oh well, at least I got to see (most of) the game.