Sunday, November 19, 2006


I decided not to buy the streaming video of the Grey Cup game, but I did find a radio station streaming the game on the web: TEAM 1040 AM in Vancouver.

So far the game is a blowout: the B.C. Lions are beating the Montreal Alouettes 19 to 3 at the half. It's probably just as well that I didn't fork over the cash to watch it.

Although I couldn't see the game, I could imagine it in my mind. I've seen both teams play many times. There were several distinctly Canadian points in the game. Montreal crossing the centre line and getting a first down at the B.C. 54 yard line. B.C. going "two and out". Montreal's field goal attempt going wide and B.C. running it out of the end zone to the 20 yard line. B.C. going for it on "third and inches", and — in spite of this being a "third down gamble" — no one really broke a sweat in the booth (in the CFL the defence lines up a yard off the line of scrimmage). Montreal carefully holding onto their single timeout in the first half. The three minute warning.

*sigh* I miss the CFL!

I'm hoping for a rouge, of course. Otherwise, I'm just enjoying the whole game experience, even if I have to live with AM radio personalities and can't see the game.

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