MONTREAL -- The coaches' press conference was past its last question and a tradition was in danger of extinction.
The annual Jim (Shaky) Hunt question about whether competitors in the Grey Cup should abstain from sex during the week-long festival was about to be history.
Alas, it was saved by David Naylor of the Globe and Mail, who made a special request so he could ask the conservative head coaching duo of John Hufnagel and Marc Trestman the annual query.
"Sex with your wife, sex with your girlfriend ... I talked specifically with our players about this," said Trestman, whose Montreal Alouettes will face Hufnagel's Calgary Stampeders Sunday in the Grey Cup at Olympic Stadium.
"I told them to have their plan for the week. We will allow them to use their discretion in that matter. I've told the coaches the same thing."
The question livened up an otherwise football-only media gathering.
Hunt, a former Toronto Sun columnist, attended every Grey Cup from 1949-99 and always asked coaches the same quirky question. He died in 2006, and in recent years, the tradition was upheld by Edmonton Sun columnist Terry Jones.