REGINA - Celebrity sightings are common at the Super Bowl, but a little less so at the Grey Cup.
So it was definitely news when Academy Award winner Tom Hanks showed up with his son Colin and Canadian comedian Martin Short on Sunday at Mosaic Stadium for the 101st Grey Cup.
Hanks told TSN he has been a CFL fan since finding the Montreal Concordes intriguing way back in the day. He then turned into a Tiger-Cats fan through Short, a Hamilton native, and they even did the “Oskie Wee Wee” chant together with Pigskin Pete before Sunday’s game.
Colin Hanks was celebrating his 36th birthday on Sunday, and his dad joked with TSN’s Brian Williams that he always promised his son he would take him to the Grey Cup for his 36th birthday.
Hanks and Short were then shown on the Jumbotron in the third quarter. Hanks was wearing a Ticats toque and got booed, so Short ripped it off his head.
Hanks then pulled a Riders toque out of his pocket, put it on and got some cheers.