Metro Winnipeg’s Elisha Dacey and Metro Vancouver’s Jeff Hodson duke it out over which city’s CFL team will walk away with the Cup.

 

Reach for your favoured hashtag -- #GoBombers or #GoBCLions -- and throw a little virtual people power behind your hometown squad. Follow the Grey Cup Twitter battle below.

 

 


Bombers to declaw Lions




Well, well, well.

The same day Metro’s CFL guy Dan Toth gave the Bombers 50-1 odds of heading to the Grey Cup, I tweeted out that the Big Blue were going. I wish now I had put some money on it.

But no matter. Swaggerville is heading to the Grey Cup, and will swagger right over the Lions.

And here’s why:

Defence. The Lions may be king of the jungle, but the Bombers are lord of the skies, stopping every single CFL team in their tracks. You think you’re gonna get through Odell Willis and Doug Brown, kittycats? Good luck.

Passion. We love to be underdogs. We love to make a spectacular comeback. Buck Pierce is the ultimate in comebacks, and it will be so satisfying to write about how Buck beat his former Lions teammates in an epic CFL blowout.

We’re due. It’s been a long, long time since we hoisted the cup. Make all the jokes you want, pussycats. This is Big Doug Brown’s last year. He wants that cup — but not as much as we want him to have it.

True fans. We sold out our stadium eight times this year. In the snow and cold. And many have headed to Vancouver and willingly paid local scalpers’ prices, unlike your fair-weather fans only wanting to make a quick buck.

Well, we’ll show you the true value of a Buck.

Go Bombers, Go! Love you guys.

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Lions roar to victory




Elisha, you’re waaay too nice.

I don’t even know why we’re debating it. Let’s just award the Leos the Grey Cup, have a cool beer, pat the Blue Bombers on the head and wish them a nice flight home — to Loserpeg.

These Bombers will live down to their name.

This is the team that scrounged their quarterback from B.C.’s midden heap, patched him up Red Green-style with duct tape and chicken wire and shuffled him back onto that frozen patch of tundra Whinerpeg calls the Canad Inns Stadium.



This is the team whose defence had the arrogance to dub itself: ‘Swaggerville’ following a spat of mean-nothing wins early in the season. It’s the kind of turtleneck-wearing, toothpick-chewing nickname that a teenager proudly awards himself in the mirror after frosting his tips.

This is a team that has managed three miserly wins in their last 10 regular season games.

Compare that to the B.C. Lions.

Following a sputtering start, the Leos have been unstoppable.

They boast a defence every bit as good as Wankerpeg’s and an offence that has looked unstoppable.

The Lions have only lost once in their last 12 games. They’ll beat you through the air, they’ll beat you on the ground and they even have the best kicker in the league to boot!

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