By Stephen Brunt
This kingdom and its individuals are made up of an identical hardy stuff that makes our online game and our league. the gray Cup has helped unite our kingdom for a hundred years now. And it has printed us, outfitted our satisfaction and our feel of Canadianness in annual tributes to attempt, sweat and toil. yet what does a hundred years of historical past and cultural relevance upload as much as? after we Canadians examine the gray Cup, we see excess of a glowing soccer trophy; we see a mirrored image of ourselves. After its first years as an novice problem cup, the gray Cup may pass directly to be presented to the simplest soccer staff in Canada, with Western challengers touring again east to fall by the hands of the extra verified Toronto groups. that's, till a bunch of pissed off Winnipeggers paid a big sum throughout the melancholy to shop for up celebrity avid gamers and convey the cup west for the 1st time. Following this, the video games turned in regards to the delight of the rustic, East as opposed to West, the nationwide identification fought over the gridiron, all chronicled dutifully through bestselling writer Stephen Brunt.
From the delivery of the trendy CFL in 1958, in the course of the dynastic Edmonton Eskimos and into the nineties, tried united states growth, franchise re-birth in Montreal, 100 gray Cups has all of it: behind-the-scene anecdotes, never-before-seen images, and unparalleled entry to the CFL records. it's a must-have for all fanatics of this nationwide culture
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He apprehended troublous time. . [T]he Metis were intensely agitated over the unfulfilled promises of the Government and the harsh and insulting conduct of the more recently arrived Canadians from Ontario. Alluding to the Ontario volunteers who remained behind of the first expedition as intending settlers, he said they were so hostile and abusive as to invoke severe retaliation, and he feared ere many days scenes of a deplorable character. His Lordship of his own accord told me that on the previous evening he had met, where he stopped for the night at Macaulayville, O'Donnahoe and had a long interview with him; tried to persuade him not to proceed.
It may — 50-* The Abortive Fenian Raid on Manitoba be readily inferred that having come in from St. Paul's in 4 1/2 days, and with less than four hours sleep, I stood greatly in need of the latter, and of the former, seeing the kind of food we had on the way "it goes without saying". Supper announced, I entered a room with a table running lengthwise in the middle of it-—every seat filled with occupants some with coats on, others without. Several who thought it no breach of law or etiquette to eat with unwashed hands.
Night set in upon us and we hoped to slip past the Fenians, encamped somewhere along the route. We kept a strict watch. Fuller and Ritchie sat with the driver outside. " . . " in clear tones struck our ears. Stillness and expectancy of undefined apprehension ruled us all. Soon we heard Ritchie saying "A fine cool night for travelling boys"; the response, "You bet," we heard, and straining our eyes through the openings in the canvas-covered jerky, we saw the wagons and some of the men. The coach soon turned off the main trail, going in to the changing station.
100 Grey Cups: This Is Our Game by Stephen Brunt