It’s hard to say the CFL’s best teams aren’t advancing to the 106th Grey Cup game Sunday in Edmonton.
The Calgary Stampeders are making their third straight appearance while the Ottawa Redblacks are appearing for the fourth time since they joined the league five years ago.
Calgary was first in the West, earned a first-round bye and knocked off the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a boring, defensive divisional final. Ottawa was first in the East, earned a playoff bye and manhandled the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in their divisional final.
There’s no secret to why they’re perennially championship contenders. Both franchises commit to finding good players who thrive on being part of a family-like atmosphere.
They hire good coaches and make sure they have superb quarterbacks, guys who lead the team and are capable of scoring points. For any franchise — or fans of a franchise — who are sick of seeing Calgary and Ottawa vie for the Grey Cup: Get better!