What a monumental night! The Ottawa Redblacks defeated the Calgary Stampeders for the CFL Grey Cup on Nov. 27, managing to win their first title in franchise history. In a huge upset, they secured a 39 to 33 final score! See the epic fan response here!
Goodness gracious! The Ottawa Redblacks managed to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Grey Cup history, defeating the Calgary Stampeders 39 to 33 in overtime. Despite the losing team being favored by double digits to secure the 104th Grey Cup, things turned out differently. Henry Burris threw the winning touchdown to Earnest Jackson, who caught the pass and used every bit of strength to pass over the goal line, which meant Ottawa won it’s FIRST Grey Cup title! Needless to say, Canadian football league fans were both shocked and excited!
— Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) November 28, 2016
— Spencer Moore (@spencermoore80) November 28, 2016
— Cruz Chiappa (@Cruzer58) November 28, 2016
— Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) November 28, 2016
Even though the stamps lost I think it was overall a good game #GreyCup
— Fallon Marie (@fallonmariex) November 28, 2016
Ottawa RedBlacks won the Grey Cup. Wooooooooo. Let's go #GreyCup
— Steph aka Freestyle (@StephBTR14) November 28, 2016
— Giancarlo Aimone (@AIMforGC) November 28, 2016
The Stampeders definitely gave their opponents a run for their money, evening out the score after they were 20 points down and forcing overtime. In the wake of a wild Canadian Football League season, the Redblacks defied the odds, as they were the first team to finish first in a division with a losing record. It certainly was a big deal as Mayor Jim Watson even took to Twitter to celebrate their historic win, writing, “We’re hosting a parade for our GreyCup Champions, the Ottawa@REDBLACKS! Tues. 12 p.m. at Pretoria bridge. #RNation, we’ll see you there!”
Another fan also voiced his excitement, writing, “First championship for the city of Ottawa in 40 years! So stoked! #RNation #GREYCUP.” We love how the Stampeders also kept a positive mindset after putting their heart and soul into the game. A message was released on their behalf via the team’s Twitter page, reading, “Today wasn’t easy. But win or lose, we are one big family. Thank you to the @calstampeders and our amazing fans for a wonderful season.”
HollywoodLifers, are YOU shocked by the outcome of the game? Let us know!