Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Calgary Stampeders win Grey Cup over Montreal Alouettes

Calgary Tower
Calgary Tower. Photo by Sue Frause.

OK, so it's not the Super Bowl. But this week, hundreds showed up in Calgary to welcome home the Calgary Stampeders following their Grey Cup victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday in Montreal.

For Americans who aren't familiar with the Grey Cup (Coupe Grey
in French), it's both the championship game and trophy of the Canadian Football League.

Historically, it goes back almost a century. In 1909, Governor General of Canada Earl Grey donated it to honor the top rugby football team in Canada. And like the Stanley Cup, it's a traveling trophy, passed on to the winning team year after year.

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