Canadians are indulgent when their southerly neighbors talk about which game is "The Game." They know they have it in the annual Grey Cup football clash between the champions of East and West—an event awaited like a benevolent cataclysm. Last week it came again, on a cold gray day in Toronto, and for the third year in a row the contenders were the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger Cats (a cup monopoly that makes fans elsewhere mutter "break 'em up"). Toronto hotels removed lobby furniture, and papers spoke of "the great madness." Peak of the week came Saturday when 33,000 saw favored Winnipeg rally to win 21-7. "Now," mourned an exhausted fan, "what is there to talk about for the rest of the year?"
Table of Contents
Dec. 7, 1959
...this season, for the East's outstanding college teams
- By Kenneth Rudeen
Fans were baffled—happily or sadly—by some teams in 1959. But every football miracle has its explanation
The debut of Russia's touring basketball teams proved the girls a visual treat, but the men are not in our class as players
- GEORGE DAIBER 116
'Mountains don't care'