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Chuck Ealey, 1st Black QB to win Grey Cup, tapped for College Football Hall of Fame
(Jan. 13, 2022) Quarterback Chuck Ealey, who guided Toledo to three unbeaten seasons before playing seven seasons in the CFL (with Tiger-Cats in 1972-74, Blue Bombers in 1974-75 and Argos in 1975-78).
Chuck, who became the first Black passer to win the Grey Cup with the Ticats in 1972, was named for induction into the U.S. College Football Hall of Fame on Monday.
Remembering Don Sutherin
(Jan. 11, 2022) The Argonauts Alumni Association is saddened to learn about the passing of Canadian Football Hall of Fame inductee (2018) Don Sutherin. He was 85. Don played 5 games with the Argos in 1970 at the end of his 12-year playing career. He also played in the NFL for New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers and in the CFL for Hamilton, and Ottawa.
After his playing career, Don Sutherin was an assistant coach with the Edmonton Eskimos from 1985 to 1990 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1990 to 1994. He was promoted to head coach of the Ticats in 1994 and remained in that role until 1997.
He was an Argo: Fred Dunbar
(Nov. 20, 2021) The Argonauts Alumni Association is saddened to learn about the passing of longtime athletic therapy industry veteran and Toronto Argonauts trainer Fred Dunbar. He was 82.
Fred nurtured hundreds of injured Argonauts players back to health throughout his career. Fred impacted countless people through his years as an athletic therapist at the University of Guelph and the Argos, and as an instructor at Sheridan College. He was also an active board member of the Argonauts Alumni Association.
A native of Hamilton, Fred joined the University of Guelph Gryphons in 1969 as the Athletic Trainer. His talents, however, far exceeded that role alone as he designed department publications, created logos and uniforms and counselled a wide number of athletes. Fred was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Human Kinetics Sports Medicine Symposium at the University of Guelph. An active member of the Canadian Sports Therapist Association – he hosted the 1972 Annual Convention in Guelph and in 1974 was named Canada’s Trainer of the Year.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 25th, Friday, November 26th, and Saturday, November 27th, from 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph. Due to COVID restrictions, guests must RSVP their attendance using the link below.
He was an Argo: Ron Arends
(Oct. 30, 2021) Again the association mourns one of its legendary heroes of yesteryear. We are saddened to learn of the Oct. 20 passing of former Argo (1966-70) defensive back Ron Arends. He was 76.
It has been 30 years for this Grey Cup winning team
(Oct. 6, 2021) The Argonauts hosted the players, and staff from the Grey Cup championship team from 1991 as the 2021 edition beat the Ottawa Redblacks 35-6 at BMO Field.
He was an Argo: Al Irwin
(Sept. 6, 2021) Again the association mourns one of its legendary heroes of yesteryear. We are saddened to learn of the Sept. 2 passing of former Argonauts receiver and Toronto native Al Irwin. He was 78.
Al was a product of McMaster University, and he broke into the CFL with Montreal Alouettes in 1964-65. with the Als, he was the East’s top Canadian rookie in 1964.
He went on to a three-year stay with his hometown Argos from 1966-68 followed by single season in Edmonton and a final year with Hamilton.
2004 Grey Cup added to games available on demand
(April 9, 2021 – cfl.ca) Damon Allen was named as the game’s MVP as the Argonuats beat the B.C. Lions 27-19 in the 9snd Grey Cup at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa.The Tragically Hip performed at halftime. You can relive the game by clicking on the 2004 Grey Cup link below.
The Grey Cup On Demand Portal powered by Mark’s is a new one-stop platform that will allow fans to watch Grey Cup games on demand for free on CFL.ca. 65 Grey Cup games will be available from the 1940’s to the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary. Below are the games involving the Argonauts that have been released so far:
1946 – Winnipeg vs. Toronto at Varsity Stadium
1950 – Toronto vs. Winnipeg at Varsity Stadium
1952 – Toronto vs. Edmonton at Varsity Stadium
1971 – Calgary vs. Toronto at Empire Stadium
1982 – Edmonton vs. Toronto at Exhibition Stadium
1983 – Toronto vs. B.C. at B.C. Place Stadium
1987 – Edmonton vs. Toronto at B.C. Place Stadium
1991 – Toronto vs. Calgary at Winnipeg Stadium
1996 – Toronto vs. Edmonton at Ivor Wynne Stadium
1997 – Toronto vs. Saskatchewan at Commonwealth Stadium
2004 – Toronto vs. B.C. at Frank Clair Stadium
2012 – Calgary vs. Toronto at Rogers Centre
2017 – Toronto vs. Calgary at TD Place Stadium
View all games on Grey Cup On Demand