Grey Cup 2013: So much drama will play out Sunday night

Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach Kent Austin. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach Kent Austin. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

Kirk Penton, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:53 PM ET

When you really think about it, the fact the Saskatchewan Roughriders are playing in their own Grey Cup for the first in 101 years is quite astounding.

Of course, the CFL championship game wasn’t held in the cold Canadian prairie province until 1995, but still.

Canada’s flagship franchise finally has a shot to win it at home. If they pull it off, what’s left to look forward to after that?

That debate is for another day.

On Sunday night, it’s all about the juicy story lines that will be front and centre when the Roughriders take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in front of 44,910 spectators at Mosaic Stadium and millions more on television and on the Internet around the world.

If the Riders weren’t playing in their own Grey Cup, the fact Ticats GM and head coach Kent Austin was coming back to Regina would have provided more than enough pop. He led the Riders to the Grey Cup in 1989 as a quarterback, and then he coached them to the title in 2007.

 


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