More Than 6 Million Canadians Watched 98th Grey Cup
The Grey Cup continues to be one of Canada's biggest celebrations. Overnight data from BBM Canada confirms that an average audience of 6.04 million viewers watched (Sunday's) CFL championship game, making it the second most-watched Grey Cup game ever –slightly behind last year's record setting game (6.1 million).
The audience for the 98th Grey Cup peaked at 7.6 million viewers on TSN and RDS late in the fourth quarter as Montreal's Billy Parker intercepted Saskatchewan quarterback Darian Durant's errant throw in the final minute allowing the Alouettes to hold on for a 21-18 victory.
Overall, close to 14 million Canadians, or nearly 42% of the country's population tuned in to watch some or all of last night's broadcast on TSN and RDS.
For the full press release, click here.
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2010-11-30 15:23:43
CFL Quick Hits
The Montreal Gazette has a report from the Alouettes return to Montreal last night and says that the defending champs could look much different in 2011.
The Toronto Star asks if Anthony Calvillo is the best CFL quarterback of all-time.
In Regina, more than 400 fans gathered at Mosaic Stadium for a rally with the Roughriders, says the Leader-Post. The Leader-Post also reports that Ken Miller isn't sure about his future as head coach of the Riders.
The Edmonton Eskimos will look south (to Calgary) for their next wave of candidate to fill their vacant head coaching position.
The Grey Cup festivities drew approximately half-a-million people to downtown Edmonton, says the Edmonton Sun.
Wally Buono will likely be back on the sidelines as the Lions head coach according to the Vancouver Sun.
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2010-11-30 11:25:46
Four Tiger-Cats Up For Awards
The Tiger-Cats will be well represented at tomorrow's CFL Player Awards Show at the Edmonton Winspear Centre, as four Ticats are up for awards.
RB Marcus Thigpen is looking to become the fifth Ticat to earn the Most Outstanding Rookie award and the first since Mike O'Shea in 1993.
If Marwan Hage is named the league's Most Outstanding Lineman, it'll mark just the second time a Ticat has won that award. John Barrow was the first in 1962.
A win for Dave Stala as Most Outstanding Canadian would be the ninth time a Tiger-Cat has been recognized as the top Canuck.
Markeith Knowlton is looking to become the sixth winner of the Most Outstanding Defensive Player award in Ticats history, and the first since Joe Montford in 2001. No East Division player has won this award since Montreal's Anwar Stewart took home the trophy in 2004.
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2010-11-24 15:55:17
Bob Young & Otis Floyd on FAN 590
The Caretaker Bob Young and linebacker Otis Floyd were interviewed on the FAN 590 today. If you missed them the first time around, check out the audio below:
Bob Young on Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown and Stephen Brunt
Otis Floyd with Greg Brady
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2010-11-11 19:45:31
Argos @ Ticats Quick Hits
Terry Koshan has a story in the Sun that looks at how David Braley feels about the performance of his Argos this season.
The Spec's Drew Edwards explain the return of one player to the Ticats lineup could make a world of difference on Sunday.
Posted By: Ticats Communications Posted On: 2010-11-10 09:55:54