Charles Ritchot almost threw away nearly $179,000 because of a typo. The Manitoba man realized he won the Grey Cup 50/50 jackpot on Nov. 29, when his ticket number matched the one announced during the game. But a different number was posted online, causing much confusion.
The Ottawa Redblacks were still feeling the sting of losing the Grey Cup in just their second season, but as players prepared to go their separate ways there was talk of using the loss as motivation to come back even stronger next year.
For two years, the Algonquin Loggersports Team has attended every Redblacks' home game, celebrating touchdowns by revving up their chainsaws and slicing through a log emblazoned with the CFL team’s logo.
Henry Burris, the CFL's outstanding player this year, spent the week practising his club's offensive game plan but knows he'll see a different wrinkle or two from Chris Jones, the Eskimos head coach and architect of the league's stingiest defence
Chris Milo, who considered selling cars after Saskatchewan released him from their team, will face another recycled kicker in Edmonton's Sean Whyte, who joined the Eskimos in early September after being cut by Montreal the previous month.