Amazing week makes up for dud of Grey Cup

Roughriders' Alex Hall gets back up after taking down Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris after he...

Roughriders' Alex Hall gets back up after taking down Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris after he through a incomplete pass during the Grey Cup in Regina on Sunday. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:46 PM ET

REGINA - At the beginning of Grey Cup Week and right to the end, it was less about a championship football game and more about a celebration and a coronation.

It was one team, one town, one football province that mattered and now green is the new colour of champions.

An historical 101st Grey Cup Week worth remembering produced a football game without turning point or drama, unless this was personal and life long.

It was that one-sided, that undramatic, that uninteresting, really — the Roughriders 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats — over almost before it even got going. The worst kind of title game for everyone but those at Mosaic Stadium who had waited a lifetime to celebrate a home Grey Cup victory by the Roughriders.

This was their week, their moment without sun, their chance to show off and gloat, the third straight year that the host team had won the Cup. But as great football games go, or even performances for the ages: There were basically none.


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