Celebration and heartbreak: Two sides of the 109th Grey Cup


It was an evening to recollect for the Toronto Argonauts after successful the 109th Gray Cup 24-23 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

“It’s gotta go down as among the best finishes in Gray Cup historical past,” Toronto Argonauts head coach Ryan Dinwiddie stated after the sport.

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Toronto Argonauts win 109th Gray Cup 24-23 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The champagne is flowing within the Argos locker room and the get together is barely starting.

“It simply exhibits how mature our crew is,” Dinwiddie stated when describing the loopy ultimate three minutes of the sport. “Nobody hit the panic button and we believed we might get it completed.”

“It means loads to me,” Dinwiddie stated. “Extra importantly I’m blissful for my gamers. That’s why you coach soccer and I simply love seeing them smile.”

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The Toronto Argonauts are the 2022 Gray Cup Champions after beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24-23.

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Celebrations within the Toronto locker room after the sport.

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The Toronto Argonauts are Gray Cup champions for the primary time since 2017.

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Celebrations within the Toronto Argonauts locker room after successful the Gray Cup.

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The champagne is flowing after a Gray Cup win for the Argonauts.

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The Toronto Argonauts might be seen celebrating their Gray Cup victory.

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Within the different locker room, tears and silence because the Blue Bombers grapple with the guts ache of defeat.

“It often comes down to a couple performs and there are definitely just a few we would like again,” stated Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros.

“We don’t simply say issues to say issues however I actually care about these guys within the locker room. For the season to finish like this, clearly somebody has to win however… it’s only a actually particular group of individuals.”

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Collaros was a person of few phrases after the sport, as his crew falls simply in need of a three-peat.

“I’m grateful to have been part of this crew and this season… That is simply robust.”

Toronto Argonauts linebacker Henoc Muamba celebrates after being named the Gray Cup’s Most Worthwhile Participant and Most Worthwhile Canadian after defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers within the 109th Gray Cup at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.


For the Argos and their followers nonetheless, the get together has simply begun.

“It’s onerous to explain, however that is 11 years of onerous work. All I ever needed was to be nice and to achieve the top, there’s nothing prefer it,” stated Argonauts linebacker Henoc Muamba, who was named the Gray Cup most excellent participant and most excellent Canadian.

“Individuals don’t actually know the toll this takes… I’m simply full of love, and I’m elated.”

Now the query is how lengthy till the get together stops and the coaching begins.

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