We beat everybody in the league. Lots and lots and lots of glorious snow.
His reply was something from a Dodge Ram commercial. No guts, no glory.
"We're going to try to force overtime, but we had the big play to KJ (Kamar Jorden to get it to the Argonauts' 24-yard line)".
A year earlier, Calgary had mismanaged its vaunted offence on the Ottawa Redblacks' two-yard line late in the fourth quarter and ended up settling for a game-tying field goal instead of a go-ahead touchdown.
"Well we did", said Dickenson.
"Very, very bitter", said Dickenson. I was thinking to myself, 'No way is a quarterback going to tackle me in the open field'.
"It's not how you got the name, it's what you do with the name that counts", he said. He was repeating it to himself, over and over again.
Ultimately, the Argos prevailed, 27-24, leading to all sorts of emotion amid the snowflakes. Slightly different script this time, but same result. Somebody said Shania was showing off quite a bit of cleavage. But they were doosies that came at the most inopportune times.
In 1972, Ian Sunter kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired to give the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a 13-10 victory over Saskatchewan.
It is people like Dickenson, John Hufnagel and Wally Buono who have been the backbone of this franchise since the early 1990s.
However, his target, Marken Michel, wound up being double-teamed, allowed Matt Black to intercept the ball with eight seconds left, sealing the Grey Cup upset for the Argonauts.
"Only one? Why not two, huh?"
The two mayors placed a Grey Cup wager on the game, and after losing the bet Nenshi had to wear an Argonauts jersey at a Calgary city council meeting Monday while reciting a poem extolling the virtues of the CFL champions.
Its just a fact no one beats the Stampeders quite like the Stampeders. I don't think anybody touched me. "Yeah", he said, "but Tom Brady hasn't had as many injuries". Ricky Ray then found Declan Cross for a two-point convert. Just didn't make it, and their guy did. Told that a TSN guy out of Toronto who was working the sidelines was bowled over by a couple of players and sent to hospital ... Without a shirt, like he was headed to the beach.
Call Sundays 27-24 loss to a wildly outplayed Toronto team a meltdown or an implosion, if you want to be kind. It was a CFL Grey Cup.
According to some reports, it was the most snow for a Grey Cup since 1996, and it says here that there was way more snow than we've ever seen in a Super Bowl. It's an Ottawa thing ...
In the fourth-ever meeting between Calgary and Toronto in the Grey Cup, before a sellout crowd of 36,154, light flurries began in the hours before kickoff.
That's the ultimate measuring stick of a great championship game. We've supported you in how we've played, now we need you to support us. You would never know that these men are former CFLers, and when I consider the television appearances of and news articles about some of the American players, I cannot help but feel pride in the men that play Canadian football. There was plenty more coming. The Argos kept Roy Finch in check on special teams and he almost had a fumble late in the game that could have been more costly that the one Karmar Jorden had.
Having swallowed back-to-back shockers, the Stampeders and their fans can now relate to the excruciating pain Rider Nation has experienced. Along with being a great player, he's a great talker - on and off the field ... Our halftime shows do not feature the biggest names in music, though they feature the biggest names in Canadian music.
Toronto picked up an extra point on a Calgary snap gone bad.