As Grey Cup champions, the Calgary Stampeders had a chance to spend time with the coveted trophy during the off-season.
Players based in Calgary took turns with the Grey Cup. Veteran receiver Ryan Thelwell didn't take the Cup on the town, instead opting for a more low-key affair.
"We had a little gathering at the house," Thelwell said. "I invited a couple of neighbours and a few kids over. It was short notice.
"When I was in B.C. (after the 2006 season), most of the guys were out of town so we could get it whenever we wanted. There is such a demand for it here, and it seems it is always out in the community. I had it for a day and it was nice.
"A lot of friends wanted to drink out of it. I drank out of it the night we won, but I've heard a few horror stories about it.
"When you get it out there, people almost can't believe it's there. There is so much history with it being 100 years old. It's neat to see the reactions of people."