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A look at the CFL in 1985

Heroes, underdogs and last-minute shockers make the Grey Cup the most celebrated event in Canadian football. Since 1909 the annual event has brought out the best in Canadian fan spirit and appreciation, from prime ministers to cross-country trekkers. Though the gridiron has been muddy at times, the fogs thick and the winds cold, the players have soldiered on and the fans have never stopped cheering.

During the week of the 1985 Grey Cup game, CBC-TV's The National takes a look back at the struggling CFL, including to past championships where prime ministers made the opening kickoff.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Nov. 23, 1985
Guest(s): Paul Bennett, Ken Derrett, Pat Peacock, Red Storey
Host: George McLean
Reporter: Tom Kennedy
Duration: 2:53

Last updated: November 21, 2012

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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