Regina mayor Michael Fougere with the Calgary Stampeders' cheerleaders. (The Canadian Press)It's not every day the CFL community gets to experience the cold and quirky, football-crazy landscape that is the City of Regina. Where Rider Green is the official colour of an entire province and domed stadiums are for wimps, this year’s Grey Cup, the 101st, promises to be special. And for those unfortunate fans unable to attend, for your reading pleasure, this year’s Grey Cup "Best of List."
Best mascot: Gainer the Gopher.
A revered rodent with a slight drinking problem equals one great mascot. Gainer's not really dancing on the sidelines, more like stumbling. After a public unmasking, turns out Gainer is really Toronto Mayor Rob Ford!
Best storyline: Ticats coach Kent Austin returns to Regina.
Two of the three Grey Cups won by the Riders, he helped bring. Once as a player, the other as head coach. The reception should be warm right up until kick-off, when 'Kent' becomes another four letter word with a hard 'K' sound. Watch and listen as the Rider faithful take 'fan heckling' to aRead More »from Annunziata: The best of what to see, do, and drink at the 101st Grey Cup