Sunday, 24 November 2013
It's Grey Cup Sunday!
This year Regina is the host city of the Canadian Football League's championship game! In its frosty outdoor stadium, the home-town team of Saskatchewan Roughriders (Western Champions) will fight the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Eastern Champions) for the 2013 Grey Cup.
Being a good prairie girl, I'm cheering for the Riders of course. And Regina wants the Cup baaaaaad, if only to redeem itself for the "13th man" fiasco from its notorious 2009 Grey Cup loss.
It's well known that Rider fans are the most loyal and fanatical fans in the entire CFL. There will be lots of green Rider gear in the stands today. And despite the wintery conditions, I'm sure we'll see more than a few "melonheads" in the crowd. Regina grocery stores will have imported every watermelon they could beg, borrow or steal for the occasion.
Fans can carve the basic football helmet model for themselves --
Or they can fancy it up with some accessories --
Or just go crazy and do their own thing. "This . . . is . . . SASKATCHEWAN!"
It's good, clean fun for the whole family!