Flory, Emry predict Stampeders win

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 11/25/2012 4:23:00 PM

Maybe it's loyalty to their former teammate Anwar Stewart.  Maybe it's the Montreal-Toronto rivalry coming out.

While some Alouettes on Garbage Bag Day after the East Final to the Argos loss hoped for an Argos win (Jamel Richardson reasoning it looks better to lose to the eventual Grey Cup Champs), Allstar Als Scott Flory and Shea Emry predicted Stampeder victory.

Emry forecasts a wild shootout 35-31 Stampeders, while Flory prefers a grinding running game 23-17.

Kicker Sean Whyte tweeted before opening kickoff "Anyone else not watching the grey cup? #sicktomystomach."

"Stewie" had tears poring down his cheeks on the eve of the game, waxing philosophical about the opportunity to prove Als coaches Marc Trestman and Mike Sinclair wrong.  

"They couldn't swallow their pride," Stewart said.

Former Alouette Steve Charbonneau says Ricky Ray will prove his cool in the Big Game again and forecasts an Argos' victory.

Maybe that's what it will take for CFL Most Outstanding Player Chad Owens to be noticed in this city.  On gameday, Owens was just another face in the crowd at a Yonge Street cafe', staff and patrons not letting him cut thru the line or even acknowledging his presence.   He could cut through the Alouette secondary at will in Montreal, but could not cut a breakfast line in his own football home town.

Before the game scalpers were demanding $600 for a pair of endzone seats (face value $400)  but one ex-Montrealer Glenn Allan, a veteran Grey Cup haggler, was able to score a $650-valued pair for just $400.  More evidence it will take a Grey Cup victory for Toronto to grab CFL passions as intently as Chad Owens grabs yardage.

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