Grey Cup Party Countdown

Sunday, October 18, 2009
The Eskimos' potential playoff hopes are still alive with a win against Toronto on Friday night. To be fair, if we couldn't beat Toronto in Toronto (the Argos just CAN'T win at home this season), we don't deserve to play the last two game of the season. Time is definately flying; there are only 42 days left until the Grey Cup in Calgary.

Plans for the girls Grey Cup party are in place and the invites have been sent out. And so far, I've already had six people confirm that they're coming. In my little apartment, that's quite the crowd. The plan at the moment is potluck with finger food/appies and I'll be serving chili and rice with garlic toast during the halftime. We're going to have prizes as well. WOO HOO! Now if only we have two great teams in the final this year, it'll be perfect!

I'm not going to be using my standard, veggie chili "recipe" this time around however. There have been requests for a meat based chili so I've been doing a little searching to try and find a great recipe. I know, I know, it's difficult can it be? You'd be surprised at the plethora of recipes out there though and they vary widely. At the moment, I'm looking at some sort of hybrid between Interstate Chili and Bobby Flay's Red Beef Chili. Craziness.

Unlike football fans in the states, there isn't much tailgating here in Canada. Saskatchewan has a tradition of it before their games I think but definately nothing of the sort here in Edmonton. It's quite the shame really. I think it's great idea and might encourage more people (including families) to come out to the games. The Admiral and I don't have any pre-sporting event traditions, mainly because between the two of us we watch so many different sports (baseball, hockey, football, soccer, tennis, Olympics, diving, etc.).

So, dear readers, what are your pre/post game rituals or family traditions and what sport is involved?


Barbara Bruederlin said...

There's actually a fair bit of tailgating that goes on here in Calgary, but then it is a very American sort of city. My brother is coming to town for Grey Cup! Huzzah!

tweetey30 said...

We sit at home and get either Brats, chili Cheese Dip and chips and sit around the livingroom and watch football (Green Bay Packers) play. There is loads of tailgating here but we dont drink so its not our scene to go and I dont think I would like being at a game anyway. You stand in line longer than the north pole just to use the toilet and at home you can go when you need to.

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