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Aug 17, 2019 - 8:32:28 PM

Paul R

Canada

11537 posts since 1/28/2010

Here's an explanation about what happened in Montreal last week.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-weather-protocol-heroux-aug-17-1.5251007

Game called near the end of the third quarter. That's weird, and I'm old enough to remember the "Fog Bowl".

Aug 18, 2019 - 7:20:14 AM
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1200 posts since 2/10/2013

I don't think fog and a thunderstorm create the same situation. Fog is an inconvenience, a thunderstorm can be life threatening.

Aug 18, 2019 - 11:15:16 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

22217 posts since 6/25/2005

Thunderstorms endanger the audience as well as the players —more so because they’re higher. That’s a big part of it.

Aug 18, 2019 - 9:58:44 PM
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Paul R

Canada

11537 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Richard Hauser

I don't think fog and a thunderstorm create the same situation. Fog is an inconvenience, a thunderstorm can be life threatening.


The "Fog Bowl" was the 50th Grey Cup game played in 1962 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, near the shore of Lake Ontario. The fog got so bad they couldn't see. The remainder of the game was postponed until the next day. There have been various weather-related incidents, but this was the CFL championship.

The termination of the game in Montreal was the first under a new agreement with the players' association. So the players got to go to their dressing rooms, but the spectators remained in the stands. surprise


 

Aug 18, 2019 - 10:07:45 PM
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chuckv97

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That’s my man no. 26, Garney Henley, carrying the ball. Came out of South Dakota to the Packers tryout camp ,, Lombardi told him he was too light and to go play in the Canadian Football League. He became a CFL HoFamer,, played on both sides of the field.

Aug 19, 2019 - 10:50:58 AM
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Paul R

Canada

11537 posts since 1/28/2010

And, in typical Grey Cup nail biter games, Winnipeg defeated Hamilton 28-27.

Exhibition Stadium was torn down after they built Skydome (now the Rogers Centre), home of the Blue Jays. Exhibition Stadium was known as "the mistake by the lake".

The stadium in Montreal is often referred to as McGill stadium - it's the McGill University stadium, but its formal name is Percival Molson Stadium. It's the same stadium my parents went to in the Fifties and Sixties (they had season tickets). You had to walk halfway up Mount Royal to get there, past the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Aug 19, 2019 - 11:44:01 AM
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For me, the "Fog Game" was between the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles in 1988. I think Philadelphia fans blamed the fog for the loss.

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:48:24 PM
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chuckv97

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Another “mistake by the lake” might have been the cavernous Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. I was watching a TV baseball game - an afternoon game- from there years ago,,, the cameras panned the stands,, nary a soul there,, one old guy with a trench coat flapping in the breeze way off by himself looked like he was homeless and lived there.

Edited by - chuckv97 on 08/19/2019 12:48:51

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:51:51 PM
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chuckv97

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Bears/Eagles Fog Game.

Edited by - chuckv97 on 08/19/2019 12:52:35

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