Sports Calgary mayor fulfills losing Grey Cup bet

21:36  28 november  2017
21:36  28 november  2017 Source:

Stampeders clinch Grey Cup berth for 2nd straight year

  Stampeders clinch Grey Cup berth for 2nd straight year Stampeders clinch Grey Cup berth for 2nd straight yearThe Calgary Stampeders earned a trip to the Grey Cup for a second straight year Sunday, battling past the Edmonton Eskimos for a 32-28 win at home in the West Final.

The 105th Grey Cup was played on November 26, 2017 between the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario.

Mayor Nenshi lost last year’s Grey Cup bet to Ottawa’s mayor when the Redblacks upset the Stampeders, while mayor Tory lost his MLS Cup bet when Toronto FC lost to Seattle. Calgary is the heavy favourite heading into the Grey Cup .

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi donned a Toronto Argonauts jersey on Monday to live up to a Grey Cup bet he made with his Toronto counterpart John Tory.

The Calgary Stampeders lost 27-24 to Toronto in last Sunday’s CFL championship game in Ottawa.

The loss was a bitter pill for Nenshi, who had to pull on the Argos gear before a council meeting and recite a poem praising the winning team.

image © image image

The poem ended with this humbling line for one of Calgary’s biggest Stampeders fan — “Now we have business to do and I must end this tale of woe, but I have to wrap it up by saying, `go Toronto Argos, go, go, go.’ ”

Nenshi is also making a contribution to Toronto’s food bank as part of his deal with Tory.

A rally for the 105th Grey Cup champions is set for today in front of Toronto City Hall.

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.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!