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Here are the most-watched sports events on English-language television from the past weekend, according to Numeris overnight ratings:

NHL, Leafs-Habs/Jets-Bruins/Panthers-Sens/Oilers-Stars, Saturday, CBC-Sportsnet: 2,300,000
CFL, East final, Edmonton at Ottawa, Sunday, TSN: 1,178,000
CFL, West final, B.C. at Calgary, Sunday, TSN: 1,049,000

NHL, Blackhawks at Canucks, Saturday, CBC-Sportsnet: 900,900
NFL, Ravens-Cowboys/Bills-Bengals, Sunday, CTV: 687,000
NFL, Pats-Niners/Eagles-Seahawks, Sunday, CTV: 549,000
NFL, Packers at Skins, Sunday, TSN: 298,000 (NBC audience not measured)
NBA, Raptors at Nuggets, Friday, TSN: 297,000
Figure skating, Cup of China, Saturday, CBC: 283,000
NHL, Flames at Red Wings, Sunday, Sportsnet: 270,000
NHL, Penguins at Islanders, Friday, Sportsnet One, Ontario, Pacific: 238,000
NHL, Lightning at Flyers, Saturday, Sportsnet: 226,000
NBA, Raptors at Kings, Sunday, Sportsnet One: 200,000
Figure skating, Cup of China, Sunday, CBC: 194,000
NHL, Canadiens at Hurricanes, Friday, Sportsnet East: 186,000
NHL, Jets at Hurricanes, Sunday, TSN regional: 162,000
NHL, Blackhawks at Flames, Friday, Sportsnet West: 155,000
Tennis, ATP London men’s final, Sunday, TSN: 144,000
Auto racing, NASCAR Xfinity Ford 300, Saturday, TSN: 136,000
Auto racing, NASCAR Sprint Ford 400, Sunday, TSN: 119,000 (NBC audience not measured)

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On 11/23/2016 at 2:09 AM, -Hammer- said:

Just thought I'd post that if anyone is making the trip into Toronto for the Grey Cup and wants to buy a Barton St Battalion Scarf, I can certainly bring one to the game if you like.

Just a heads up guys, if you do need me to bring one, they are $20 and advance notice so I can bring you one is preferred.

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Still significant numbers of blue dots in almost every section on the Ticketmaster website, so barring a late rush the Grey Cup may not be a sellout this year. In contrast, there appears to be no availability now for Tuesday's MLS conference final second leg and although the prices are lower they are not massively less.

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As I have mentioned in other threads. The tickets were actually significantly more (sub $50 for TFC to $89) for the Grey Cup game. Not only that, but TFC and Montreal are in the conference finals for MLS, those are Canada's two biggest cities. They still had less TV Viewership that the CFL Conference finals. Wednesday may change that, but it is unlikely on current trends. 

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https://www.thestar.com/sports/football/2016/11/24/slice-of-canadiana-wont-come-with-pizza-combo.html

A Pizza Pizza promotion offering Grey Cup tickets for a bargain price has been shut down by the CFL.

The walk-in special at 16 Hamilton-area Pizza Pizza outlets offered a pair of tickets as part of a $29.99 package that also included a large three-topping pizza, 10 chicken wings, four cans of pop and two dipping sauces.

The league shut down the offer as invalid, but not before it gained considerable buzz on social media. The fact that Sunday’s CFL championship game at BMO Field has not yet sold out has been a talking point, and the optics of the pizza special didn’t help the city’s reputation as lukewarm toward Canada’s professional football league...

Edited by BringBackTheBlizzard

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https://www.thestar.com/sports/football/2016/11/26/grey-cup-show-tough-sell-in-to-arthur.html

The Argos bombed in first year at BMO, Cup tickets were priced too high and the city’s packed with major sports events this year. Note to CFL: Wait 10 years before calling again.

Well, at least the horse pooped in the lobby of a Holiday Inn. The last time the Grey Cup came to Toronto the Royal York once again decided it was too snooty to let an equine and some Westerners stroll through the lobby, tradition be damned. In 2007 they barred the doors; in 2012 they let Marty the horse in for a second, and then shooed him away. This time, the Holiday Inn on Carlton invited Marty and Calgary’s travelling troupe in, and wouldn’t you know it, Marty did what horses do. Kablooie.

...

And still, the Grey Cup should not have been here, not this year. The Grey Cup should have been trundled off to Ottawa, the league’s new hotbed; failing that, it should have been plopped in the Alberta fail-safes of Calgary or Edmonton. This was another annus horribilis for the CFL in Toronto: a new stadium, new owners, a bright shining future, and they only got 16,380 people per game in the building to watch the team implode. The team lost more than its customary minimum of $5 million, due partly to marketing costs. If this was a watershed year, the Argos once again failed...

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On 2016-11-02 at 5:22 PM, canta15 said:

Ok I think the article was posted subtly to attack Joe. He has kept his Cfl beliefs in this thread and not in the main threads for a while now so I see no need to pick on him

You tried, sorry for having to go and try to ruin TFC threads, you know who to thank

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WAYS TO CONSUME THE 104TH GREY CUP PRESENTED BY SHAW
Fans in over 150 countries will be able to watch as a team is crowned the 104th Grey Cup Champions

Saturday, November 26, 2016 — TORONTO (November 26, 2016) - This Sunday's 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw can be seen live beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET on TSN and RDS in Canada, ESPN2 in the United States, Pacific Rim and the Caribbean, on ESPN+ in Brazil, and on BT Sport in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. The game is also available via online stream outside ESPN markets in almost every major country, with the exception of China for $9.95.

Networks will also air the 30-minute pregame show – 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw: Countdown to Kickoff – from 6-6:30 p.m. (ESPN3 will deliver the pregame show in the United States, Pacific Rim and the Caribbean).

Canada's largest single day sporting event, the Grey Cup, will also be streamed live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app in the United States, ESPN Play in Mexico, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and the Caribbean, WatchESPN in the Pacific Rim and Brazil, and BT Sport's digital broadband player in the UK and Ireland. Additionally, the Grey Cup will be available on tape delay in Brazil via ESPN+ (December 2 at 12:30 p.m. US ET) and in Australia and New Zealand on ESPN (November 30 at 5 a.m. US ET and December 1 at 11:30 a.m. US ET).

Live streaming and on-demand coverage of the 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw is available in Canada to TSN subscribers via TSN GO. French-language live streaming and on-demand coverage of the big game is available to RDS subscribers via RDS GO.

The Grey Cup can also be heard in English across TSN’s 24-station Grey Cup Radio Network (see below for details). French-language radio coverage is available in French on 104.7 FM Outaouais.

SiriusXM's live Grey Cup game coverage can be heard in English on Canada Talks (channel 167) and in French on Influence Franco (channel 174). SiriusXM subscribers can listen to the broadcast on satellite, online and through the SiriusXM app.

This Sunday, the Calgary Stampeders play the Ottawa REDBLACKS at BMO Field in Toronto with the Canadian Football League championship title and the iconic Grey Cup trophy at stake.

TSN's Grey Cup Sunday coverage starts at 1 p.m. ET and RDS's Grey Cup Sunday coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET.  

TSN Radio will produce live coverage of the Grey Cup that can be heard starting at 4 p.m. ET on the following Bell Media Radio family of stations, which combine to create the 24-station Grey Cup Radio Network:

British Columbia: TSN 1040 in Vancouver; CFAX 1070 in Victoria; AM 1150 in Kelowna; Radio NL in Kamloops; CJFW 103.1 FM in Terrace/Prince Rupert.

Alberta: TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton; Corus Radio's QR77 in Calgary

Saskatchewan: CKRM 620 in Regina; GX 94 - 940 in Yorkton; Cruz FM 96.3 FM in Saskatoon; CKBI 900 AM Prince Albert, CJNB-1050 AM North Battleford; CJNS-102.3 FM in Meadow Lake

Manitoba: TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg

Ontario: TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto; 580 CFRA in Ottawa; AM 800 in Windsor; News/Talk 1290 AM in London; TSN 1150 in Hamilton; News/Talk 610 in St. Catherines; Extra Talk Sports-90.5 FM in Peterborough; Lake 88.1 Radio Perth/Lake County; 570 News in Kitchener.

Quebec: TSN Radio 690 in Montreal

Nova Scotia: News 95.7 FM in Halifax

Fans can also listen to the Grey Cup online at TSN.ca/Radio.

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2 hours ago, Joe MacCarthy said:

WAYS TO CONSUME THE 104TH GREY CUP PRESENTED BY SHAW
Fans in over 150 countries will be able to watch as a team is crowned the 104th Grey Cup Champions

Saturday, November 26, 2016 — TORONTO (November 26, 2016) - This Sunday's 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw can be seen live beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET on TSN and RDS in Canada, ESPN2 in the United States, Pacific Rim and the Caribbean, on ESPN+ in Brazil, and on BT Sport in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. The game is also available via online stream outside ESPN markets in almost every major country, with the exception of China for $9.95.

Networks will also air the 30-minute pregame show – 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw: Countdown to Kickoff – from 6-6:30 p.m. (ESPN3 will deliver the pregame show in the United States, Pacific Rim and the Caribbean).

Canada's largest single day sporting event, the Grey Cup, will also be streamed live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app in the United States, ESPN Play in Mexico, Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and the Caribbean, WatchESPN in the Pacific Rim and Brazil, and BT Sport's digital broadband player in the UK and Ireland. Additionally, the Grey Cup will be available on tape delay in Brazil via ESPN+ (December 2 at 12:30 p.m. US ET) and in Australia and New Zealand on ESPN (November 30 at 5 a.m. US ET and December 1 at 11:30 a.m. US ET).

Live streaming and on-demand coverage of the 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw is available in Canada to TSN subscribers via TSN GO. French-language live streaming and on-demand coverage of the big game is available to RDS subscribers via RDS GO.

The Grey Cup can also be heard in English across TSN’s 24-station Grey Cup Radio Network (see below for details). French-language radio coverage is available in French on 104.7 FM Outaouais.

SiriusXM's live Grey Cup game coverage can be heard in English on Canada Talks (channel 167) and in French on Influence Franco (channel 174). SiriusXM subscribers can listen to the broadcast on satellite, online and through the SiriusXM app.

This Sunday, the Calgary Stampeders play the Ottawa REDBLACKS at BMO Field in Toronto with the Canadian Football League championship title and the iconic Grey Cup trophy at stake.

TSN's Grey Cup Sunday coverage starts at 1 p.m. ET and RDS's Grey Cup Sunday coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET.  

TSN Radio will produce live coverage of the Grey Cup that can be heard starting at 4 p.m. ET on the following Bell Media Radio family of stations, which combine to create the 24-station Grey Cup Radio Network:

British Columbia: TSN 1040 in Vancouver; CFAX 1070 in Victoria; AM 1150 in Kelowna; Radio NL in Kamloops; CJFW 103.1 FM in Terrace/Prince Rupert.

Alberta: TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton; Corus Radio's QR77 in Calgary

Saskatchewan: CKRM 620 in Regina; GX 94 - 940 in Yorkton; Cruz FM 96.3 FM in Saskatoon; CKBI 900 AM Prince Albert, CJNB-1050 AM North Battleford; CJNS-102.3 FM in Meadow Lake

Manitoba: TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg

Ontario: TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto; 580 CFRA in Ottawa; AM 800 in Windsor; News/Talk 1290 AM in London; TSN 1150 in Hamilton; News/Talk 610 in St. Catherines; Extra Talk Sports-90.5 FM in Peterborough; Lake 88.1 Radio Perth/Lake County; 570 News in Kitchener.

Quebec: TSN Radio 690 in Montreal

Nova Scotia: News 95.7 FM in Halifax

Fans can also listen to the Grey Cup online at TSN.ca/Radio.

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I'm deeply offended the Chinese, North Koreans and Germans aren't even the slightly interested in our game.

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4 hours ago, Joe MacCarthy said:

Seeing as you want to troll, I'll be seeing you in the TFC and MLS threads

Two articles were posted that are CFL news...not positive news, but news none the less. That is not trolling. Does that mean that only positive news can be posted in the NASL thread despite all of its warts?

If you would like to participate in the MLS threads, fine. But to barrage them out of spite is petty.

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2 hours ago, masster said:

If you would like to participate in the MLS threads, fine. But to barrage them out of spite is petty.

Yes it is petty, and so is trolling a CFL forum when other people asked you not to.  So will it be considered trolling if i go out of my way to post negative news about TFC?  It is news right?

It is not BBTB's intent to post news he has zero interest in the CFL, it's about his agenda to see the Argos and CFL dead which is reprehensible.  Anyone else and it would be just bad news but with him and a few others it's trolling, it's his M.O. on this subject.

I'm not one to not fight back when provoked, petty as it may be, you can thank BBTB.  Remember you didn't see one word from me about the Mickey Mouse penalty line fiasco in Montreal. but that would be open season for people to call the CFL bush league

Edited by Joe MacCarthy

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50 minutes ago, Joe MacCarthy said:

Yes it is petty, and so is trolling a CFL forum when other people asked you not to.  So will it be considered trolling if i go out of my way to post negative news about TFC?  It is news right?

No, it is not trolling to post news stories that show MLS in a negative light. This isn't North Korea, news stories both positive and negative are welcome. 

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Given BBTB history, that can be considered as trolling. Same as his conduct in the CPL thread.

What tonight has shown me is the selfishness, bigotry, and xenophobia (if not racisim) shown by TFC fans on social media tonight.

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32 minutes ago, DoyleG said:

Given BBTB history, that can be considered as trolling. Same as his conduct in the CPL thread.

What tonight has shown me is the selfishness, bigotry, and xenophobia (if not racisim) shown by TFC fans on social media tonight.

What was being said on social media?

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I know a lot of people are saying that was the greatest Grey Cup of all time.  Apparently the Deuce lost the signal with 1:33 left don't know how long it was down.  Not too long apparently.

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I was unable to watch most of the game. I got home hoping to see the post-game... and turned on them doing to coin toss for OT.

Great finish, that catch for the TD was a thing of beauty. Going to try and watch the full game tonight.

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