This Day In Sports History (November 25th) – Alonzo Mourning
73-Year-Olds Joe Kapp And Angelo Mosca Fight During CFL Legends Luncheon (Video)
The 99th Grey Cup turned out to be a rather exciting one, as the the BC Lions saw their sizable 31-9 fourth quarter lead shrink to only eight points before adding a late field-goal and sealing the franchise’s sixth Canadian Football League championship with the 34-23 victory.
But as exciting as the actual game was, it simply couldn’t live up to the action that the CFL delivered on Friday during their Legends Luncheon, which featured a fight between two 73-year-old former players; Angelo Mosca and Joe Kapp.
While playing against one another during the 1963 Grey Cup, Mosca’s Tiger-Cats came away with a victory over Kapp’s BC Lions, however, many believed Hamilton’s win was largely the result of a cheap hit by Mosca that knocked Lions running back Willie Fleming out of the game. A replay of the hit was shown during the luncheon. That was followed by Kapp offering Mosca a flower in an effort to bury the hatchet, but rather then ending their feud, it only seemed to revive it as the two began swinging their fists and canes before eventually being broken apart.
Mosca and the Tiger-Cats may have gotten the better of Kapp and the Lions back in ’63, but it was Kapp who appeared to come away on top of this battle. It looks like this was an all-around winning weekend for the BC Lions players, both old and new.
Here is a look at the brawl that broke out during the CFL Legends Luncheon.