Best I've ever seen, anyway. Craziest moment among many was the winning coach ripping off his headset and paraphernalia to race on to the field joyously -- alone. He was one down early:
"I thought it was an interception, not an incompletion. I was waiting for the players to explode. I thought 'What's wrong with them? We just won the Grey Cup! We just won the Grey Cup in overtime!' "I looked around and somebody said, 'He batted it down.' ''
I could throw out a ton of links from this glorious mess of a game; instead I'll keep it simple and come back to it later in the day, with a note on our Official Blogger of the 2005 Grey Cup Game. Rick Matsumoto's gamer is here, and for a view from out west, Terry Jones calls it a triumph for Ricky Ray.
Other takings from a weekend's worth of sports:
Another one we'll be devoting more space to here later today: The Jays are set to sign B.J. Ryan to the largest contract a reliever has ever signed. (UPDATE: Jays have called a 1 p.m. Eastern press conference to announce the signing).
The Raptors are back in town, and the way that oh-for-4 road trip ended they may well be ready for a full-scale implosion.
The Indy Colts go for another W tonight on MNF, but the Steelers think they could be the ones to stop them. Frankie Dettori goes into leap mode again, after setting a course record in the Japan Cup aboard Alkaseed. And Alex McLeish is going out with a whimper.
Lots of stuff out of Saturday's Hockey Night in Canada:
Ron MacLean's Interviewing 101
To Mathieu Dandenault: "My pet peeve are soft penalties and you got a toughie called against you in the first period, no doubt the guy went down a little bit easy. And Wellwood, of course, you don't know what to do with the guy 'cause if you touch him you're going to get another minor, so that must have been frustrating."
From The Collected Works of Donald Stewart Cherry:
Watch him get whacked in the face and keep on going.
This is what you do, kids
you don't fall down
he's really hurt
he picks it up
and he wires her home for a goal.
Look at that,
no visor or anything:
My type of guy.
Best of all, a new one from Bob Cole, concrete poet:
Especially those slashes
these are the types
all coaches despise
guys have to control themselves a bit more
they're gonna go
and keep going
he was knocked down
the play is allowed to continue
and that's great for the hockey game
what a pace
they've turned it up
the two of them have