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Monday, November 28, 2005
Grey Cup 2005: Expat Style by Expat
One of the more difficult aspects of living abroad is that it becomes challenging to keep up with the distinctly Canadian aspects of home such as news, politics, the arts, and sports.
Yesterday, as friends and family across Canada got together for Grey Cup parties, there were Canucks the world over who missed out on the festivities, the game, and the remarkable overtime ending. Fortunately, CBC Sports has provided coverage of the event online, including a log of the game.
Thank heavens for the marvel of the internet making life abroad feel a little closer to home and congratulations to the Edmonton Eskimos on their Grey Cup win!
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers did so horribly this year that I kind of lost interest in the game.. but was very pleased to hear that the cup went to Edmonton. My nephew actually won tickets to see the grey cup game in Vancouver. He was one "happy camper".
Like Flippy said, I just found the game by accident. I'd looked everywhere for an indication of whether or not it would be on TV, but there were no listings in the TiVo, TV Guide, etc. I'd just finished watching an NFL game, and was surfing down to the ESPN-HD channel (I can never remember the channel number, but know it's below FOX-HD), and lo and behold, Grey Cup! It was on some channel called "In HD", which I guess we get because we rent an HD box from the cable company. I was very excited, even if they chopped out the Canadian commercials (and even though we missed the half-time show).