Toronto Argonauts team breakfast getting underway. Bradwell, Rempel and Carroll doing some clever introductions of their teammates
Another photo from Dundas Square, looking towards the stage, where the entire team, coaches, GM and mascot Jason are gathered.
by adrian.s.morrow via email 11/21/2012 2:25:26 PM
One final shot, of the team gathered onstage. As you might be able to see, some of the players brought their kids along. A folksy touch.
by adrian.s.morrow via email 11/21/2012 2:26:10 PM
A little more on the pep rally
At least a couple of Argos players addressed the fact that the team isn't usually in the limelight like it is this week. Coach Scott Milanovich even said directly that the team's fans don't get the attention they deserve.Talking to fans at the square last night, the fact that the team and the league are often overshadowed by hockey actually seemed to be part of the appeal. Virtually everyone I met had a story about meeting the players on the street or partying with the team at a bar or mingling with them at a practice. They all described CFL players as much more approachable than their counterparts in other leagues.And it's true the CFL has retained some of the feel the other leagues lost in the era of big revenues -- many players still earn regular-guy salaries, for instance.The other big appeal of the CFL is that its entirely Canadian. Some Argos fans even admitted they really care who wins Sunday. They were just happy to see two Canadian teams compete for a championship, something that hasn't happened in the North American major leagues in more than 20 years..
by "Morrow, Adrian" via email 11/21/2012 2:41:43 PM
Here's our video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford at Tuesday's Grey Cup festivities. Rob Ford video
by Darren Yourk 11/21/2012 3:28:13 PM
Globe and Mail reporter Adrian Morrow filed this report
from Tuesday night's Argos rally in downtown Toronto.
by Darren Yourk 11/21/2012 3:55:20 PM
Will Calgary Stampeders fans manage to slip a horse into the lobby of Toronto's Royal York hotel this year? Our story
from today's newspaper.
by Darren Yourk 11/21/2012 4:01:30 PM
Hufnagel jokes "we're fighting to the end" when it comes to getting the Royal York Hotel to let a horse into the lobby
Inside the coaches' press conference at 100th Grey Cup. Both very complimentary of each others' teams so far. Ballroom is packed
Two quarterbacks coaching in the #Grey Cup, Milanovich says he never saw Hufnagel play at Penn State, but Hufnagel did see Milanovich play
Milanovich acknowledges getting Chris Jones away from Calgary, wishes it went down different. Hufnagel declines to revisit tampering charges
Toronto beat Calgary both times this season, both early season. Both coaches saying the 2 teams are totally different than they were then
Hufnagel admits he was glad when he heard Ricky Ray had been traded out of the West. They meet again in the #GreyCup
Calgary Stampeders head coach and GM John Hufnagel and Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich pose with the Grey Cup during a news conference ahead of Sunday's Grey Cup, in Toronto on Wednesday November 21, 2012. The Canadian Press
by Darren Yourk 11/21/2012 4:45:37 PM