VANCOUVER VS. TORONTO...Today was Canadian Super Bowl Sunday, the Grey Cup, featuring the BC Lions and the Toronto Argonauts.
"For the first time since 1997, the Toronto Argonauts can call themselves Grey Cup champions.
Argos quarterback Damon Allen ran for two touchdowns and passed for another in a 27-19 win over the B.C. Lions in the 92nd edition of the CFL championship in Ottawa.
For Allen, who won his fourth Grey Cup on Sunday, this victory might be the sweetest of his legendary CFL career."
The synergy here is that the teams playing for the cup this year are both from cities where my brothers live, John in Vancouver and Nick in Toronto, and the game was played in the city where my sister lives (and where we're moving to in the middle of December). The other synergy is that I know that John and Nick don't really give a flying fuck about Canadian Football. I'm not too sure about Alison; her boyfriend likes football, but it's more NFL than CFL.
I was listening on the radio a little bit while I was eating supper and heard that 22 yard drive by the BC Lions towards the end of the game, but, eh, most of the day I was watching Knight Rider on DVD and then I was trying to watch King of the Hill, but it was pre-empted again by football, and, when I was watching the west coast channels, they were showing the episode of King of the Hill from last season when Kahn transforms into a redneck in order to lower the standards of his family so that Kahn Jr. no longer looks like just another girl from an overachieving Asian family when she's applying for summer classes at a prestigious university that she was initially turned down by because they already had too many overachieving Asians. It's a great episode, about reverse discrimination, but I was kinda hoping for a new episode. I really, really, really wish that the Boondocks cartoon had been picked up by Fox, if just so that we could have a sacrificial lamb to air in the Sunday 7 p.m. timeslot on football nights, because, at this rate, I'm beginning to doubt that we'll get another season of King of the Hill. (Hmm, that would be a little ironic, Dallas Cowboys fan Hank Hill getting killed by football.) Why can't they put on that Arrested Development show on at 7 p.m., because, while I've gotten scattered chuckles from that show, I'm not finding it nearly as consistently funny as the critics are making it out to be, and, as a send up of documentaries (which it doesn't seem to be all that much anymore; it's more just like Malcolm in the Middle with adults), it's no Office. Maybe it's just one of those shows that will grow on me the way Malcolm in the Middle has a bit, but, as it stands, I just don't get "it".