This year is a big one for Canadian football. On November 25, 2012, the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts will compete in the 100th Grey Cup Championship Game.
Now, American football fans might not be all that interested in the Canadian Football League. And it’s true that, generally speaking, the level of competition among teams in the NFL and NCAA is greater than the CFL. But how can you not respect a tradition that goes back 100 years? The NFL may be 25 years older than the CFL, but Lombardi trophy was only created in 1967, the same year that the first Super Bowl was played. Competition for the Grey Cup, meanwhile, preceded both World Wars.
So today we honor 100 years of proud football tradition with this list of cool facts about the longest-standing football competition in North America. Even if it doesn’t enhance your appreciation of the Grey Cup, it will at least add to your impressive personal databank of sports trivia. So take a look.