The biggest football game of the season is this weekend.
Fuck that game. As much as other people may disagree.
The big game isn’t one you’ll be hearing about on ESPN, WFAN, or Deadspin. This big game is between two teams with players who play for love of the game, and definitely not for fame, fortune, respect, a home in a warm climate, or a lot of rushing yards.
What the hell are those helmets? They’re Canadian Football League helmets, you silly American! And my team, the Montreal Alouettes, happens to wear the helmet on the left. And this is the matchup for this Sunday’s game of all games: The Grey Cup – the Super Bowl of Canadian Football.
I know, I know. You’re holding your sides with laughter. But I’ll be the one laughing when you’re stuck on your couch Sunday afternoon, dozing off to an oh-so-thrilling “battle” between the Arizona Cardinals and the Detroit Lions, while I’m treated to a real football game.