Tiger-cats lose by one in ‘fog bowl’

It was on this day in 1962 that Bud Grant’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Hamilton Tiger Cats 28-27 in the 50th CFL Grey Cup game, which became known as the “Fog Bowl”.

Officials had halted the game the day before due to severe lakefront fog with 9:22 remaining in the game, held in Toronto.

For a more detailed account of the game, click here.

ticatsTo commemorate the 100th Grey Cup anniversary in 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint issue a commemorative coin and stamp that year. The commemorative stamp revisits a defining moment in Hamilton Tiger-Cats* history. At the 60th Grey Cup, 19-year-old Hamilton kicker Ian Sunter carried his team to a 13-10 victory over Saskatchewan by scoring a game-winning 34-yard field goal in front of ecstatic hometown fans in Hamilton.

Two future Canadian Football Hall-of-Famers also logged stellar performances that day: Angelo Mosca in the final game of his career and Garney Henley, winner of the 1972 CFL Most Outstanding Player award.

The 25-cent commemorative coin salutes Hamilton’s 15 Grey Cup championships in 29 appearances, a legacy that continues to inspire the team today.

The RCM also issued commemorate coin and stamp sets for Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos and the Montreal Alouettes.

 

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