Magazine article Tablet Magazine

Are You Ready for Some (Canadian) Football?

Magazine article Tablet Magazine

Are You Ready for Some (Canadian) Football?

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It's a big weekend for football. Canadian football! (Perky 'Canada' has its own football.) While the NFL will have its three Thanksgiving games (Tablet Magazine's New England Patriots play at 12:30 in Detroit) as well as its usual Sunday slate, Sunday will also see the 98th Grey Cup, a.k.a. the Canadian Football League championship. In a rematch of last year's big game, the Montreal Alouettes will take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Edmonton, Alberta (and they complain about a Super Bowl in Jersey!). On their way, the Alouettes defeated the Toronto Argonauts, while the Roughriders beat the Calgary Stampeders and the Vancouver Walloping Wallopers (I made that last one up).

So: Who is Tablet Magazine's official team? We initially would have to lean toward the Alouettes, who hail from the city that gave us Saul Bellow, Leonard Cohen, and smoked meat. But it is actually much easier, because the Allouettes' head coach is the tastefully named Marc Trestman, a certified Member of the Tribe who hails from the A Serious Man Twin Cities neighborhood. …

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