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CONTEST: 2013 Grey Cup

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It's that time of year again! It's time for the annual Grey Cup contest.

(Past winners have included Noj (twice), indestructible, Bright Moments, brownie, paul secor and soulstation1.)

Here are the rules:

1) Pick the winning team.

2) Pick the number of total points scored by both teams (aka the tiebreaker).

Since approximately half of us will pick the winning team, picking the total points is necessary to win the contest. Your total points prediction must be a number which is a multiple of five (5).

The winning tiebreaker will be the one closest to the correct answer. If two are equally close, the winner will be the lower pick.

If two people pick the same thing, the first to make the pick will be the winner.

THE PRIZE: A $17.00 Mosaic Records Gift Card. The $17.00 represents one CD of a Mosaic box set.

Deadline: kickoff, Sunday Nov. 24, 6:00 pm eastern.

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The Grey Cup game: The Grey Cup is awarded to the world champion of what I think is the greatest game in the world, Canadian rules football. That is to say, the champion of the Canadian Football League.

The Grey Cup was first awarded in 1909. They have played for it every year since then except three years during World War One. Therefore, this year's will be the 101st Grey Cup game. Fans from throughout Canada will attend the game.

This year's game will see the Western champion Saskatchewan Roughriders host the Eastern champion Hamilton Tiger-Cats. This is a surprise because both teams finished second during the regular season, and had to defeat the first place team on the road to win their division championships.

The Hamilton Tigers were founded in 1869, the same year as the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The Saskatchewan Roughriders were founded in 1910, and are a mere 103 years old.

The location of the game is chosen years in advance. This year's game will be played in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan fans are considered the best in the league. In addition, the Riders are the most popular team in the league because they are everybody's second favorite team. The Riders will clearly enjoy a home field advantage.

The Riders are without question the better of the two teams. I think that all but one of their losses occurred when their star running back Kory Sheets was on the injured list. On the other hand, Hamilton's quarterback Henry Burris led the league in passing again this year, and is no doubt a better quarterback than Saskatchewan's Darian Durant. Burris went to Temple. Durant went to UNC.

The game will be carried live on the NBC Sports cable TV channel.

You can listen to the game here:

http://www.tsn.ca/Toronto/

(To listen to the game, you will need Windows Media Player which you can download for free. So you might want to plan ahead if you don't already have it.)

You can study articles analyzing the upcoming game as well as articles about the season as it unfolded in the CFL thread, which I will be updating during the course of this week.



Good luck everyone!

Here's my pick:

Saskatchewan - 50

It's very hard to pick against Henry Burris, but I think that the Riders' home field advantage will make the difference.

Edited by GA Russell

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Saskatchewan - 45

Spent a little time in Saskatoon and have friends there so hope the Riders win.

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Tiger-Cats in a shocker, 45.

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Just for fun, I'm taking the underdog. Hamilton, 50.

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Hamilton, 55.

I know nothing about the CFL. Usually enter this at the last minute with a score around 70.

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats--75

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I'm still waiting for the 2012 Prize........

I've sent 2/3 pms with no response

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I'm still waiting for the 2012 Prize........

I've sent 2/3 pms with no response

Jeff, I'm still waiting for your address! I've never received your pm's, which I don't understand. Email me at garussell2001 at hotmail dot com, and I'll order it for you tomorrow.

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I'm still waiting for the 2012 Prize........

I've sent 2/3 pms with no response

Jeff, I'm still waiting for your address! I've never received your pm's, which I don't understand. Email me at garussell2001 at hotmail dot com, and I'll order it for you tomorrow.

Hooray! Jeff, your pm's have been waiting for me all this time, and for some reason they did not pop up alerting me that you had sent them. Because you have waited so long, I have ordered a second prize for you. Your prizes will arrive Nov. 22 and Nov. 25.

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Tiger-Cats in a shocker, 45.

late to the party :oHamilton, 45.

Evan, Moose already has Hamilton and 45. Try again!

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Saskatchewan in a shootout, 75. :)

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I'm still waiting for the 2012 Prize........

I've sent 2/3 pms with no response

Jeff, I'm still waiting for your address! I've never received your pm's, which I don't understand. Email me at garussell2001 at hotmail dot com, and I'll order it for you tomorrow.

Hooray! Jeff, your pm's have been waiting for me all this time, and for some reason they did not pop up alerting me that you had sent them. Because you have waited so long, I have ordered a second prize for you. Your prizes will arrive Nov. 22 and Nov. 25.

Jeff, I have received word that both of your prizes were shipped together; and that they will arrive on the 22nd, the day after tomorrow.

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Saskatchewan Roughriders - 30

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My notes show that Sask is open below 25 and above 75.

Hamilton is open below 35, from 60 to 70, and above 75.

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Perhaps I should remind everyone that noj once won because he had the lowest pick of anyone!

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