Toronto Argonauts: 5 takeaways from flashback to the 100th Grey Cup

Grey Cup Toronto Argonauts (Photo by John E. Sokolowski/Getty Images)
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TSN re-aired the 100th Grey Cup on Friday night, so we went back in time to break down the Toronto Argonauts’ 35-22 win over the Calgary Stampeders.

Toronto Argonauts fans received a real treat on Friday night, as TSN re-aired their Grey Cup wins in 2012 and 2017. With everything that is currently going on in the world, it was a good time for Argos Nation to take a trip down memory lane.

Of the two Grey Cups in question, we were particularly interested in the 2012 win, given that it also represented the 100th year of one of the biggest annual Canadian events. As such, let’s go back in time and count down our five takeaways from before, during and after the Argonauts’ 35-22 win over the Calgary Stampeders:

5) A history of the Grey Cup in Toronto

Prior to the official announcement of where the 100th Grey Cup would be played, there were plenty of arguments for and against each of the cities wanting to host the event. However, it always made sense that Toronto would be the most likely winner.

There were a number of reasons for this, including the fact the first ever Grey Cup was played in Toronto and essentially bringing the event back to where it started. The city had also hosted the most Grey Cups in CFL history and had the biggest population in Canada, which would help in creating a buzz for one of the biggest events in living memory.

For the Rogers Centre specifically, 2012 would represent the fourth and (probably) last time the stadium hosted the Grey Cup.  The three previous Grey Cups had taken place in 1989 (the year the stadium opened), 1992 and 2007.

As for the Argonauts, they had an illustrious history of playing Grey Cups at home, with 13 appearances in Toronto. However, this would be their first appearance at home since 1982, when they lost 32-16 to Warren Moon and the Edmonton Eskimos.