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A fan's guide to the 102nd Grey Cup

From news of possible hotel gouging to a guide on who the game changers will be, we get you geared up for the Grey Cup

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  1. It's time for your Grey Cup fix, and the CBC has you covered. With days away from the big game, reporters from Calgary, Hamilton and Vancouver get you up to date on what some of the biggest story lines are, and predictions on Sunday's game. If you missed the live video web chat Friday, here it is:
  2. Friday's latest

  3. While the panel was slanted two to one on Calgary Stampeders beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the betting lines were more definitive and are predicting a landslide.
  4. And here's something that may come to no surprise to people under 35 years old: they're not watching the CFL. A poll suggests one in four Canadians will watch the 102nd Grey Cup, but most of them will be over fifty years old.
  5. The CFL Awards took place Thursday night and going against the grain, B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian was named the Most Outstanding Player, the first pure defensive player to get the honour.
  6. News from Thursday

  7. Thursday marked the Ticats media breakfast, which included, among other things, some of the best dressed Tabbies, as well as a view at the cup:
  8. Eyes on the prize. #CFL #Ticats
    Eyes on the prize. #CFL #Ticats
  9. Selfies aside, in the game, the Stamps will undoubtedl be prepared for Hamilton's "X-factor," Brandon Banks. He's not the only small-bodied star of the CFL. Malcom Kelly has the story of the history of little guys in big games:
  10. Sticking with the CBC's coverage, the CBC's Amanda Lang sits down with outgoing CFL commissioner Mark Cohon who, among many things, says the 25,000 seat stadium is ideal. For those keeping score at home, B.C. Place, the site of the 102nd Grey Cup, has a capacity of 59,841.
  11. Keeping with the commissioner, TSN's Dave Naylor gives us the state of the union address from the outside looking in, as Cohon's term comes to a close.
  12. And for those wondering if the mayor's bet will still be on, don't fret. Mayor-elect Fred Eisenberger will step up for Hamilton, putting 100-pounds of foodbank food on the line.
  13. There's also a bit of a surprise news out of Ottawa - Laureen Harper has tweeted out some support of the tabbies, saying not everyone in her house is a Stampeders fan:
  14. Tiger Town is open for business

  15. If you're in Vancouver, get to Malones for the official Ticats party. Here's a taste of what you might find inside:
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