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

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1) Other notable takeaways from the game

At the time, Scott Milanovich was just the seventh first-year head coach in 30 years to lead his team to the Grey Cup. Milanovich was also named 2012 CFL Coach of the Year.

The 35-22 victory over the Stampeders gave Ray his third Grey Cup ring. He would win another one in 2017 with the Argonauts, before retiring with the most Grey Cup championships by a starting quarterback in CFL history.

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The Grey Cup was a proud moment for Ontario-born Rick Foley, as he was named the game’s most outstanding Canadian player. The defensive end finished the night with four tackles, one sack and a crucial fumble recovery in the first quarter.

The average of 5.5 million viewers on TSN made the game the most watched Grey Cup of all-time on English-language television. However, the average total of 5.8 million when including RDS fell short of the record of 6.1 million average combined viewers, set during the 97th Grey Cup.

Arguably the only negativity surrounding the game was the CFL’s choice of musical entertainment for the pre-game and half-time shows. The choice of Justin Beiber was particularly criticized and he was booed during his performance.

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What do you remember most about the 100th Grey Cup? How did the win in 2012 compare to other Toronto Argonauts’ championships over the years? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.