It was just last week we were talking about Thanksgiving in the USA. They do it right as far as I'm concerned. They take a four day weekend. We only take three. We should make it four.
I also believe we should make the Monday after the Grey Cup game a national holiday. It's our championship for the Canadian Football League. Even people who don't follow football celebrate on Grey Cup Sunday.
I hosted a Grey Cup party at my parents' place one time when they were away. It was a stag. It turned into a gong show at half time. There were about ten of us. We were all fired up and we decided to play "goal line stand."
The sofa would be the offensive line. Each young man would take a turn with the football, trying to jump over the couch and into the end zone. The other nine guys would try to stop him. In the end there were bruises and blood and a broken chesterfield.
It was silly and irresponsible and so much fun. The fellas still talk about it over 30 years later. No one made it to work or school the next day.
You see? Grey Cup weekend needs to be a long weekend.