It was so good, Airdrie resident Dennis Schell might even come back to Edmonton some time.
Moments after the Calgary Stampeders emerged as Grey Cup victors Sunday evening, defeating the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16, jubilant Stamps fan Schell put aside the Edmonton-Calgary rivalry for a moment to concede the host city had showed him a good time.
“I was worried right to the end, because until the last couple seasons, they’ve choked right at the end,” he said of his team.
The Stamps’ Grey Cup success was also Crystal Sharron’s favourite moment of the night.
“Oh my God, it was so awesome,” said Sharron, who travelled from Whitecourt for the bash. She was walking down the street, ready to find other fans to celebrate with.
“(The Eskimos) didn’t make it, so keep it in Alberta,” she said.
CFL fans proudly displayed their devotion for their teams in Commonwealth Stadium stands, including the Grey Cup “Fun police,” who sported matching helmets and badges to ensure merriment standards were upheld.