Sports Argos return to Toronto hoisting Grey Cup

20:21  27 november  2017
20:21  27 november  2017 Source:   MSN

Fajardo's TD earns Toronto Grey Cup berth

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TORONTO - After a celebration that lasted into the wee hours, a tired group of Toronto Argonauts arrived home Monday morning with the Grey Cup in tow.

Star quarterback Ricky Ray emerged from the team's charter plane hoisting the coveted trophy.

"The guys are pretty tired, not very much sleep last night," Ray said after the one-hour flight from Ottawa. "We had a good after-party at the hotel with everybody, family and fans and stuff.

"It was pretty calm on the flight home."

Ray led the Argonauts to a 27-24 comeback victory over the Calgary Stampeders on a snowy Sunday night at TD Place Stadium. Lirim Hajrullahu's 32-yard field goal with 53 seconds remaining was the difference.

Marc Trestman guides Argos through Grey Cup giddiness

  Marc Trestman guides Argos through Grey Cup giddiness Leave it to Marc Trestman to plan for the next big thing just a little bit early.The Toronto Argonauts head coach is notoriously meticulous and so knowing the Grey Cup can wreak havoc with the regimented existence of a football team, he and his staff briefed the players last week on what to expect if and when they won last Sunday’s East final.They did, prevailing 25-21 in thrilling fashion against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and so they’ll compete in next Sunday’s championship game against the Calgary Stampeders in Ottawa.

Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray (15) hoists the trophy with teammates after beating the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL Eastern final The Argos return to the Grey Cup for the first time since winning in 2012 and will face the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday at Ottawa's TD Place.

Ball takes first step in return to duty. Maybe. But the Grey Cup has failed in Toronto before and could possibly do so again. Before any of this happened, I thought a Grey Cup in Toronto in the first year at BMO was a reach by the Argos and the CFL.

It was Ray's fourth CFL title as a starting quarterback, the most in league history.

"It was just a great finish to a great year with these guys," Ray said. "Everybody put in so much work. I'm just happy for everybody on the team."

It was Toronto's 17th Grey Cup victory, a CFL record. DeVier Posey was named MVP after recording seven catches for 175 yards, including a record-breaking 100-yard, first-half touchdown.

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"We're still in party mode, everything is still sinking in," Posey said.

The team will celebrate the win with a city hall rally Tuesday afternoon.

"We walked off that field, we played a game that the people that were closest to us could be proud of," said head coach Marc Trestman. "We think we've done that and we're excited to engage the city."

Ray's focus on Grey Cup, not football future

  Ray's focus on Grey Cup, not football future Ricky Ray's laid-back personality has helped him deal with Grey Cup week's hot-button topic: His football future. OTTAWA - Ricky Ray's laid-back personality has helped him deal with Grey Cup week's hot-butt The 15-year veteran quarterback leads the Toronto Argonauts into the CFL title game Sunday against Calgary. Many have drawn parallels this week between Ray's situation and that of Henry Burris, who retired shortly after leading the Ottawa Redblacks to their 39-33 overtime win over the heavily favoured Stampeders in last year's Grey Cup.

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East Division Champions!# GreyCup bound!#ArgosFootball pic.twitter.com/6w8sJm4T6y. The trip to the nation’s capital will mark the Argos ’ 23rd appearance in the Grey Cup , of which they have hoisted the trophy 16 times.

The Argonauts locked up the first seed in the weak East Division with a 9-9 record. Toronto had a first-round bye and beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 25-21 in the East Final at BMO Field.

It was Toronto's first CFL championship since winning the 2012 title with a 35-22 win over Calgary at Rogers Centre.

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Argo fans celebrate Grey Cup heroes .
A rally for the 105th Grey Cup champion Argonauts is set for today in front of Toronto City Hall.Fans are encouraged to arrive at Nathan Phillips Square at least 15 minutes before the noon rally so they can greet the Argos when they arrive with the Grey Cup.The Argonauts completed a remarkable worst-to-first turnaround with a 27-24 comeback victory over the Calgary Stampeders in Ottawa on Sunday night, capturing the franchise’s CFL-leading 17th Grey Cup championship.After a celebration that lasted into the wee hours in the nation’s capital, a group of bleary-eyed Argonauts arrived home Monday morning with the championship trophy in tow.

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