Stacked Stamps look to exorcise past demons

Kevin Glenn checks out the field at McMahon stadium during a walkthrough Saturday November 16,...

Kevin Glenn checks out the field at McMahon stadium during a walkthrough Saturday November 16, 2013. (Darren Makowichuk/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency)

ERIC FRANCIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:27 PM ET

CALGARY - Almost two decades after the fact, Matt Finlay still shakes his head when asked about what could have been.

And he hopes, like the rest of Calgary’s football fans, this year’s squad doesn’t fall prey to the same pitfalls as previously dominant Stampeders teams have.

“We could easily have won four or five Grey Cups in a row,” said the former Stamps linebacker who played with the Stamps from 1987-’95.

“It was one of the most dominant teams Wally (Buono) ever coached, and I think it would’ve been talked about as a true dynasty. But the fact is it’s not talked about like a great dynasty the way it should be.”

Thing about dynasties is, you have to keep winning championships.

And while the Stamps of the early ’90s were certainly some of the most talented teams the CFL has ever seen, they continually fell short when it mattered most.

Following the organization’s breakthrough Grey Cup win in ’92, the Doug Flutie-led Stamps compiled an unprecedented three


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