Nov. 29, 2016
Redblacks Win Grey Cup In A Thriller
I was in my glory last night.
I never thought I was ever going to see it in my lifetime, but I did.
A Canadian Football League (CFL) from Ottawa won the Grey Cup.
It was the first time in 40 years that a team from Ottawa won the trophy.
With legendary CFLer, Russ Jackson watching from the VIP area at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, the Ottawa Redblacks defeated the Calgary Stampeders 39-33 in overtime.
Ottawa's wide receiver, Ernest Jackson made a spectacular catch and scored the winning touchdown in O.T.
Ottawa's quarterback, Henry Burris, 41, threw over 400 yards in passes and won the game's Most Valuable Player Award.
I was elated when the game was over, but it was also bittersweet for me.
I'm a Ottawa fan because my late father was a fan of the former Ottawa Roughriders.
When I was a kid, I asked my dad why he was a fan of the Roughriders, instead of the Toronto Argonuts? I mean, he cheered for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays.
His response as "Russ Jackson." "The best quarterback to ever play in the CFL."
Last night, I wish he, (my dad, who passed away from cancer in 1998), was here to see the biggest upset in CFL history.
CONGRATULATIONS REDBLACKS ON A FANTASTIC SEASON!!!