100 Grey Cups: This Is Our Game by Stephen Brunt

By Stephen Brunt

This nation and its everyone is made up of a similar hardy stuff that makes our online game and our league. the gray Cup has helped unite our state for a hundred years now. And it has printed us, equipped our satisfaction and our feel of Canadianness in annual tributes to attempt, sweat and toil. yet what does a hundred years of historical past and cultural relevance upload as much as? after we Canadians examine the gray Cup, we see way over a sparkling soccer trophy; we see a mirrored image of ourselves. After its first years as an novice problem cup, the gray Cup might cross directly to be offered to the simplest soccer staff in Canada, with Western challengers touring again east to fall by the hands of the extra demonstrated Toronto groups. that's, until eventually a bunch of pissed off Winnipeggers paid an immense sum in the course of the melancholy to shop for up celebrity avid gamers and produce the cup west for the 1st time. Following this, the video games grew to become in regards to the satisfaction of the rustic, East as opposed to West, the nationwide id fought over the gridiron, all chronicled dutifully by way of bestselling writer Stephen Brunt. 

From the beginning of the trendy CFL in 1958, throughout the dynastic Edmonton Eskimos and into the nineties, tried united states growth, franchise re-birth in Montreal, 100 gray Cups has all of it: behind-the-scene anecdotes, never-before-seen photos, and remarkable entry to the CFL information. it's a must-have for all enthusiasts of this nationwide tradition

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