Published: Fri, December 02, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Ottawa to fete Redblacks

Ottawa to fete Redblacks

After failing to make any headway on their initial possession, Ray Early came on to punt the football.

Campbell, President of OSEG Sports Jeff Hunt and quarterback and Grey Cup MVP Henry Burris all took the podium surrounded by the rest of the team as well as the Grey Cup itself. It turns out success is a potent painkiller. "What went through my mind was, 'Oh man, not right now.' I felt so good going into the game, I felt so calm".

"I certainly thought it was possible", said Desjardins.

“Obviously everyone knows that Im not a big free-agent shopper on the first day of free agency, ” Hufnagel said. At 41, he's one of the rare athletes who can win a championship while his children are old enough to appreciate it.

"What we pulled off here tonight, is something that a lot of people never gave us an opportunity to do".

"I did not even know that Ernest had juggled the ball, said a quarter of the winners".

While he's obviously thinking about his future with the team and with the game, Burris is also quick to defer any decision until after a thorough Grey Cup celebration.

"I think in general we just want to always keep adding depth Canadian-wise", Desjardins said of the Redblacks' overall free-agency strategy.

"You're just doing the best with what you're left with after the football game".

Ottawa hosts the Grey Cup next year.

1895 America's 1st auto race, organized by the Chicago Times-Herald runs from Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, with the victor averaging 7 m.p.h.

"There are organizations out there that said we couldn't do it", he continued.

"We've had cake, the icing and the cherry on top", said Burris.

If GM John Hufnagel has his way, though, the core of the team that went 15-2-1 this season before falling to the Ottawa RedBlacks in Sundays Grey Cup will still be in Calgary when training camp kicks off next year.

Burris is the oldest quarterback to have won a Grey Cup and only the second quarterback in his 40s to attain such a distinction, after Damon Allen delivered victory for the Toronto Argonauts in 2004.

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