Editorial Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday December 11, 2021
Fans feeling the love, excitement as CFL’s premier game set to kick off
Chants of “Oskee Wee Wee” are echoing through Hamilton, the streets flooded with CFL jerseys from across the country and rival fans are taking part in some good-natured ribbing.
It’s Grey Cup Sunday and the energy surrounding the biggest game in Canadian football can be felt around much of the city.
“The excitement, the fans, the crowds. It’s just going to be an amazing game,” said Pam Broadley who’s been cheering for the home team, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, for two decades.
The Ticats take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 6 p.m. ET.
It’s a rematch of the last time the Grey Cup was awarded in 2019, in Calgary, after last season was cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (CBC)