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Canada probably doesn’t feel happy for Toronto today, if only because that’s not how this country works. Generally, the country resents its biggest city for its arrogance, its narcissism, the way it sucks away their family and friends into the great economic vortex. And that’s fine. It’s a part of our heritage.That being said, there was a fine symmetry on Sunday, as the Toronto Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup at home with a 35-22 victory over the imploding Calgary Stampeders. The game capped a smashing Grey Cup week, during which Toronto felt more like the rest of Canada than it has in a long time, and its team was a champion for the first time since 2004. Toronto sports have become a black hole of despair, but this is how the script would read, were it written by those fat cats in the big city.It’s been Toronto’s week, and Toronto’s year. From the moment they traded for quarterback Ricky Ray the conspiracy theories bloomed, as if the Canadian Football League had somehow convinced the Edmonton Eskimos to torch their franchise for the good of the big picture.(Photo: Darren Calabrese/National Post)

Canada probably doesn’t feel happy for Toronto today, if only because that’s not how this country works. Generally, the country resents its biggest city for its arrogance, its narcissism, the way it sucks away their family and friends into the great economic vortex. And that’s fine. It’s a part of our heritage.

That being said, there was a fine symmetry on Sunday, as the Toronto Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup at home with a 35-22 victory over the imploding Calgary Stampeders. The game capped a smashing Grey Cup week, during which Toronto felt more like the rest of Canada than it has in a long time, and its team was a champion for the first time since 2004. Toronto sports have become a black hole of despair, but this is how the script would read, were it written by those fat cats in the big city.

It’s been Toronto’s week, and Toronto’s year. From the moment they traded for quarterback Ricky Ray the conspiracy theories bloomed, as if the Canadian Football League had somehow convinced the Edmonton Eskimos to torch their franchise for the good of the big picture.
(Photo: Darren Calabrese/National Post)

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    Toronto Argonauts, Grey Cup Champions #GC100
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    Hooray for the Argos who have been a shitty team for my entire living memory! But I love this piece more for the way it...
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    The rest of Canada usually hates Toronto, but not when they win the 100th Grey Cup at home? That’s what Darren Calabrese...
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    Nov 25, 2012… #ARGOS… The Toronto Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup [Canada’s version of the Superbowl] with a 35-22...
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    I support the Argonauts if only because I love the Argonotes. They may be the worst pep band in the history of pep...
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    Wow. Couldn’t have said it any better myself.
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