Grey Cup, Nov. 26, 2000
Final Score: British Columbia Lions 28, Montreal Alouettes 26 Attendance: 43,822 at McMahon Stadium, Calgary
The 2000 Grey Cup remains memorable for two reasons.
It was the first Grey Cup won by a team with a losing record in regular-season play, BC at 8-10.
And it brought to a close the longest career in CFL history, the 25-year tenure of legendary Lions kicker Lui Passaglia.
Fittingly, Passaglia provided a storybook finish with a decisive 29-yard field goal and 85 seconds left on the clock.
But BC had to hold its collective breath before celebrating as Montreal marched right back for a touchdown with 44 seconds remaining.
Clinging to a 28-26 lead, the Lions foiled a two-point conversion attempt and recovered the ensuing onside kick to clinch the Cup.
Robert Drummond was named Most Valuable Player, and Sean Millington, Most Valuable Canadian.