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Thursday, November 22, 2012

MY GREY CUP SO FAR!


The fog which delayed our arrival into Toronto on Wednesday is evident in this photo where you could not see the top of the CN Tower.  However the fog has lifted today and it's sunny and +12 degrees..



Grey Cup signage is evident everywhere you look.  Here's a banner welcoming Grey Cup visitors at the Toronto airport..



The media workroom in the Fairmont Royal York...



Two CFL power-brokers: Rider President Jim Hopson and CFL super agent Gil "Big Fresh" Scott.  They were having a meeting in the lobby of the Royal York...



Here we are prepping for Wednesday's Sports Cage at the Delta Chelsea.   From left: Lee Jones, Derek Meyers, Dave Ash from DASH Tours and me.



Our broadcast location at the Delta Chelsea.   Our special guest on the left is Stormin' Norm Rumack from Fan 590 radio.  He's a Toronto sports media icon...



"The Flame" Sandy Monteith dropped by our broadcast spot...



Two more special guests from Wednesday's Sports Cage: former Rider linebackers "Say Hey" Ray Bernard and Dan Rashovich...



More Grey Cup signage.  This is a billboard right outside my hotel room window....



There's no doubt where the Grey Cup will be played!  Here's the backside of Rogers Centre...



Oops!  Somebody crumped this street sign just outside Rogers Centre..



Argos practice Thursday morning at Rogers Centre...



The newest addition to the CFL on TSN panel, our old friend Paul Lapolice.  We had a long chat Thursday morning.   I'll discuss it in the Friday column...



A behind-the-scenes look at Rogers Centre...



Thursday has had some frustrations.  We are to broadcast Friday's Sports Cage from atop the CN Tower however when I showed up to check the broadcast line, it had not yet been installed.  Fingers crossed we'll get on the air Friday afternoon at the Riders In The Sky Grey Cup Kickoff Party...



A shot of Front Street which has been closed down for Grey Cup Festival celebrations...



John Street, just outside the CBC's headquarters.  They are setting up more Grey Cup fan exhibits...



And finally, Old City Hall in downtown Toronto.  It's a very impressive building.
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That's it for now.  Tune into today's Sports Cage live from the 100th Grey Cup!
RP