Two teams anxious to showcase that they are still the real deal when it comes to favourites for this falls Grey Cup take to the field in Calagry this afternoon, as the Alouettes travel to Alberta to take on the Stampeders.
With two of the CFL's top coaches on the sidelines and a pair of marquee quarterbacks in charge on the field an offensive display is anticipated for what promises to be a large McMahon Stadium crowd.
The wrap up game to the second bye week of the CFL, offers up a showcase opportunity for the CFL heading into the midway part of the CFL season with Labour Day due up next week on the CFL schedule.
CFL fans frequently look forward to Labour Day as the portion of the CFL season where the real football gets underway, each and every game from the start of September a key ingredient to what will come when playoff time arrives in November.
This year, we have an early start to all that Labour Day anticipation, with Friday nights thriller in Winnipeg serving as the opening act to what CFL fans hope will be a terrific conclusion to week nine.
Game Time 2 PM MT (4 ET, 1 PT)
Calgary Sun-- Stamps coach won't overlook champs
Calgary Herald-- Quarterbacks have great respect for one another
Canada.com-- New look Stampeders' defence getting the job done
Canada.com-- "I'm back on track" says Watkins
Quick Snaps Calgary Stampeders
Quick Snaps Montreal Alouettes
Montreal 31 at Calgary 38
Attendance-- 30, 386
Calgary Herald-- Stamps' offence proves it can crank up horsepower
Calgary Sun-- Stamps QB gives himself a passing grade
Globe and Mail-- Surging Stamps really past Alouettes
National Post-- Alouettes suffer rare second-half letdown
Canada.com-- Alouettes turnovers, missed passes contribute to defeat in Calgary