More recent blogs are below. The 2019 CFL Grey Cup Festival my 14th was again fun!
Updated: Mar 16
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From Dec 3. Congratulations to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in winning the 107th CFL Grey Cup in Calgary that was played on Sunday Nov 24, 2019. They defeated the favourites the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 in a really good game of football.
It was a warnish 5 day Grey Cup Festival with temperatures in the 0-6 degrees Celsius range which made it very enjoyable to get out and about during the day and evening at the many events and team parties. These events were held at the famous Calgary Stampede grounds.
Two weeks earlier the game in Calgary between the Calgary Stampeders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers it was snowy/icey and about minus 10 degrees Celsius thus we all got lucky for Grey Cup game day and the festival.
Reason why I’m writing about the weather is because for a 4-5 day festival like the Grey Cup in late November in Canada is because it is important for enjoyment and revenue in regards to numbers of people that attend. Also because I get annoyed with way too many people in the Western World with lots, complain at the friggin weather way too much.
I feel that too many people in Canada complain at the cold lots and lots and yes it does and can get very cold and the snow storms can be brutal but my come back often to them is “Yes it’s cold but I have lots of clothes to wear and a warm house to go home to at night or a warm office for many people and a nice warm car to drive! You should try working outdoors in 40+ degrees Celsius for a week or longer straight in South Australia, it’s not fun, it’s very tough and draining!“ Sure the heat is good if you‘re on the beach. I actually find it easier living in Canada than Australia. It is easier to dress up when it’s cold than to dress down / cool down in the 35+ degrees Celsius heat.
Also central heating in houses in Canada is needed and awesome. For 2+ mths of the year in South Australia we would wake up and the house would be cold maybe 0 degrees Celsius as nearly everyone would not have central heating in their house. We would keep the lounge room warm until going to bed and we would have electric blankets on our beds. Maybe this has changed now in Australia for some/many people, not sure.
I really do feel for people that work outside lots in Canada when it is below minus 15 degrees Celsius but many people in the Western World complain too much anyways. Negative talk/complaining spreads amongst people and that annoys me especially at a work place. This is why mykaussie.tv, my many MYKwebTV shows and sports columns on mykaussie.com since 2002 and TotalCFL.com is 90+% positive! My mission online and on the TV and radio shows that I go on is to be mostly positive, informative and comedy whenever I can.
That said when I feel strongly about someone or something I will go off. In this MYKwebTV Live 35 min show from last Friday morning I went off at NHL ice hockey boss Gary Bettman and also the too many idiot bouncer/security guards. Here is the show where I talk CFL Grey Cup stories and NFL 13 picks that by the way sucked. To watch the MYKwebTV show
It was a brutal tough NFL week 13 with 9 out of 16 underdogs winning. Surprisingly I maintained my 3rd spot out of 71 NFL luvers in Nasty Nate’s for the win and aggregate competition.
M favourite TotalCFL TV show of the Festival was one on one with my longtime Sports Rage mate Clam Chowder the Talking Mascot from Montreal who for the 2nd year in a ros came to Alberta for the Greg Cup. Here it is as we are outside McMahon Stadium takking about the game and his favourite NFL team the New England Patriots. Refer yo my CFL section here or on YouTube