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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:44 pm
 


The game starts in a couple of hours:

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Alouettes, Eskimos gear up for Grey Cup showdown
Last Updated Sun, 27 Nov 2005 13:59:31 EST
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Now that the final preparations for the 93rd Grey Cup are complete, some predictions on Sunday's big game give the edge to Montreal.

But Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo predicts the Edmonton Eskimos defence won't be easy to beat.

"They challenge you," Calvillo said. "They play a lot of man-to-man coverage and try to get pressure with their front four guys and maybe a linebacker now and then. They say, 'Come and beat us.' They're going to be a big challenge for us."

Online bookmaker Bowmans International forecasts a slim Montreal advantage, making the Alouettes a 1½-point favourite in the game (CBC 5:30 EST).

CFL on CBC analysts Darren Flutie and Greg Frers agree. Flutie has Montreal winning 27-19 though he believes the game could go either way. Frers predicts the Alouettes will eke out a narrow 32-28 victory.

"I'm confident in [Montreal coach] Don Matthews's ability to orchestrate and adjust a game plan through the course of a game," Frers said.

Frers notes Edmonton will need to adjust on offence, be patient, and not be surprised by what Montreal does, as Toronto was in the East final.

Flutie believes Montreal will have to keep close tabs on Edmonton starting quarterback Ricky Ray and running back Troy Davis.

"With Ricky Ray starting, they have to make him throw off-balance, make him beat you with his arm and shut down Troy Davis. If [backup] Jaon Maas is in, they have to stop the pass," said Flutie.

The Alouettes will be looking to make the all-time Grey Cup record between the two teams a little more even. The Eskimos have been victorious in seven of the 10 matchups.

The teams split the last two meetings. The Alouettes won 25-16 in 2002 at Commonwealth Stadium while the Eskimos won 34-22 in 2003 in Regina.

This time, a potent Alouettes aerial attack takes on a stalwart Eskimos defence. Edmonton is stronger against the run than they are against the pass and that's good news for Montreal.

Edmonton was best in the league in 13 of the CFL's 25 defensive categories in 2005, while Montreal scored the most points and threw for the most yards.

While Calvillo has to contend with Edmonton's tough defenders, Montreal can't be sure which Edmonton pivot could be their undoing. In each of the past two weeks, Maas has replaced Ray and led the team to victory.

"You just try to go out there and play your best game ... knowing you've got a guy on the bench that can do it as well," said Ray, who had a CFL-record 479 completions this season.

If Maas plays, he'll be looking to make an impact in what's likely his last game in an Eskimos uniform. An anonymous league source says he will be traded to the Tiger-Cats in the off-season.

The TV cameras will often focus on the coaches, the wily veteran Don Matthews leading the Alouettes, and the rookie Danny Maciocia helming the Eskimos.

Matthews is chasing a record sixth Grey Cup title as a head coach. He's won 10 championships in all, the first five coming as an assistant coach with Edmonton.

Maciocia, a Montreal native, hopes to become just the seventh CFL rookie head coach to win a Grey Cup title.

The easiest prediction to make is that B.C. Place will be packed for the contest. The Canadian classic has been sold out for weeks and 59,000-plus fans are expected in the stands.


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What's with all these predictions that the Als will win?!? Hopefully the soothsayers are right but Montreal's Grey Cup record against Edmonton in recent years hasn't been great.

I taunt you Esk people... [wedgie]

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:51 pm
 


A whole song about that chick's butt. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:56 pm
 


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A whole song about that chick's butt. :lol:


The black eye who's? Couldn't understand a word they were saying! I will not be running out tomorrow and buying any of their CD's!





PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:09 pm
 


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ziggy wrote:
A whole song about that chick's butt. :lol:


The black eye who's? Couldn't understand a word they were saying! I will not be running out tomorrow and buying any of their CD's!


The black eyed pea's. I didnt understand the guys but I sure understood her. :lol:

Family entertainment?

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"What you gon' do with all that junk?/All that junk inside that trunk?/I'ma get, get, get, get, you drunk/Get you love drunk off my hump/What you gon' do with all that a**?/All that a** inside them jeans?/I'm a make, make, make, make you scream/Make you scream, make you scream/'Cause of my hump, my hump, my hump, my hump/My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely lady lumps. (Check it out.)"


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:15 pm
 


13 8 for the esk


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:30 pm
 


96 yd run, nice





PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:32 pm
 


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96 yd run, nice


That's a record.





PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:37 pm
 


I didnt think they would be able to beat that half time show for excitement but I was wrong.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:43 pm
 


ziggy wrote:
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96 yd run, nice


That's a record.


And the topper is he is a rookie


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:54 pm
 


24 20, montreal


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:13 pm
 


OMG wicked pass


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:19 pm
 


No matter who your cheering for, this has been a great game. The way a Grey cup should be, close and hard fought.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:26 pm
 


Going OT





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Going OT
First time since 1961,this is turning into a nail biter.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:34 pm
 


Holy shit! 35 all?


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