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The B.C. Lions began the 2000 season with training camp in Chilliwack, and they had only one goal in mind: win the Grey Cup. Six months later, they would achieve that goal, but the path to it was one of the most adventurous, unpredictable and memorable ever in the Canadian Football League. The year started well enough with exciting victories over Hamilton and Saskatchewan, but a 35-2 loss to Calgary began a four-game losing streak and a lot of finger-pointing. A win over the Toronto Argonauts halted the slide, but following the game head coach Greg Mohns resigned to go to the XFL. Long-time CFL coach Steve Buratto, who joined the club only two weeks earlier as a receivers coach, was promoted to the top job, and got instant results with a huge 51-4 win over the Argos in the second of back-to-back games.

Despite playing exciting football on offence and being close in every game, the Lions only won one of their next five to sit at 5-9 on Thanksgiving, and a playoff spot seemed questionable, let alone a Grey Cup win. It was put up or shut up time, and the Lions came together when it counted the most. They won three of their last four heading into the playoffs, the offence became the best in the CFL, Damon Allen broke Ron Lancaster’s record for career passing yardage, Lui Passaglia played in a memorable “Luv Ya Lui” night final game at home, and also set a record for single season field goal percentage. The Lions finished the year 8-10 and in third place in the West, but everyone could see they were a dangerous team. A snarly defence started to show its grit, and the Lions roared into Edmonton a confident bunch and emerged with a 34-32 Western Semi-Final victory. Next came Calgary in the Western Final, and the Lions steamrolled to a decisive 37-23 win. The Cinderella season came to a close on November 26th in the Grey Cup, as B.C. won its fourth championship in team history with a nail biting 28-26 victory. It was the only time a sub-.500 team in the regular season won the Grey Cup, and it signaled a marvelous end to Passaglia’s 25-year CFL career.

West Division Team GP W L T OTL PF PA Pts
Calgary Stampeders 18 12 5 1 0 604 495 25
Edmonton Eskimos 18 10 8 0 1 527 520 21
British Columbia Lions 18 8 10 0 1 513 529 17
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 5 12 1 0 516 626 11

East Division Team GP W L T OTL PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 18 12 6 0 0 594 379 24
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 9 9 0 2 470 446 20
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 7 10 1 1 539 596 16
Toronto Argonauts 18 7 10 1 0 390 562 15

Semi-Finals - B.C. 34 - Edmonton 32
Semi-Finals - Winnipeg 22 - Hamilton 20

Finals - B.C. 37 - Calgary 23
Finals - Winnipeg 24 - Montreal 35

Grey Cup - B.C. 28 - Montreal 26

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Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:21 pm

One of the most forgotten plays by one of the most underrated player on by far the most underrated Lions Grey Cup championship. :bang:

Last edited by Robbie on Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:09 am

In light of just hosting the Grey Cup, the Calgary Herald published this recent article reminiscing the 2000 Grey Cup and how the Lions ruined their party.

Calgary Grey Cup history: The Champions nobody loved in 2000
Lions Become The First CFL Club With Sub-.500 Record To Win Grey Cup

http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Cha ... story.html
It was supposed to be a coronation.

The Calgary Stampeders had put together the best record in the Canadian Football League over the 2000 regular season, and their quarterback, Dave Dickenson, had been named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in the final year of his contract, and had plans to parlay his splendid seasons with the Stampeders into a National Football League tryout following the Grey Cup, which was to take place on his home field at McMahon Stadium.

The B.C. Lions had other plans.

A ragtag bunch who'd lost their coach mid-season when Greg Mohns bailed on the franchise to move to the XFL, the Lions squeaked into the playoffs with an 8-10 record, beat the Edmonton Eskimos in the West semi, and then upset the apple-cart and filled the Monday classifieds with tickets-for-sale ads by shocking the Stamps 37-23 in the West final.
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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:16 pm

Robbie wrote:In light of just hosing the Grey Cup, the Calgary Herald published this recent article reminiscing the 2000 Grey Cup and how the Lions ruined their party.
Wasn't it the Riders that just hosed the Grey Cup?
Sports can be a peculiar thing. When partaking in fiction, like a book or movie, we adopt a "Willing Suspension of Disbelief" for enjoyment's sake. There's a similar force at work in sports: "Willing Suspension of Rationality". If you doubt this, listen to any conversation between rival team fans. You even see it among fans of the same team. Fans argue over who's the better QB or goalie, and selectively cite stats that support their views while ignoring those that don't.

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sj-roc wrote:
Robbie wrote:In light of just hosing the Grey Cup, the Calgary Herald published this recent article reminiscing the 2000 Grey Cup and how the Lions ruined their party.
Wasn't it the Riders that just hosed the Grey Cup?
hosted :oops:
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Love for hate Damon Allen, 2000 was a well deserved accomplishment for a QB I don't think got enough love in this time in BC.
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Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:55 pm

bclions16 wrote:Love for hate Damon Allen, 2000 was a well deserved accomplishment for a QB I don't think got enough love in this time in BC.
:whs:
Being a long term player brings about a double-edged sword. After Roy Dewalt, Damon Allen is the longest serving BC Lion QB in terms of seasons and games played. But in those seven years, despite bringing one Grey Cup and one first-place finish, one is forced to endure some of the disappointing seasons. I guess as a result, the 2000 Grey Cup is by far the most forgotten, underrated, and underappreciated championship despite the fact that it brought about the huge surprise factor given the fact that the team had a losing record that year.

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http://www.bclions.com/article/decade-i ... 0-grey-cup

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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:41 pm

This is a remix produced by Daved Benefield on what can very well be the most forgotten, underrated :hypno: Lions WDF win, the 2000 one. As I said many times before, there's only about a tenth of the discussion of that game compared to the amount of discussion of the 1994 WDF. Just like 1994, the Lions were clear underdogs facing the Stampeders at McMahon with the 2000 MOP Dickenson. The Lions played one of their finest performances :yahoo: and this remix shows a few highlights repeated several times.

It shows Dickenson's interception by Eric Carter for a TD and that really set the stage of the game. :thup: If there's a list of the greatest Lions interceptions, that one should certianly rank in the top 5.

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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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2000 Grey Cup summary according to CFL:

https://www.cfl.ca/2010/01/03/decade-in ... -grey-cup/
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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:35 am

BC 33 at Hamilton 26


BC 2 at Calgary 35


Edmonton 29 at BC 13


Calgary 47 at BC 26


Toronto 26 at BC 36


BC 51 at Toronto 4

The Lions dominated and the attendance in Toronto was only 11,350.

Montreal 35 at BC 25

Doug Nussmeier replaced Damon Allen at QB for the Lions.

Winnipeg 40 at BC 33


WDSF: BC 34 at Edmonton 32

Perhaps the most underrated, underappreciated Lions division semi-final win.

WDF: BC 37 at Calgary 23

Given the fact that the Lions have now lost three straight playoff games against Calgary as well as 4 out of the last 5 playoff games between the two teams, then this rare win only reinforces the point that I've said countless times about how this division final win is by far the most underrated and underappreciated Lions playoff game ever.
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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Here you go, almost the entire underappreciated 2000 Grey Cup win starting from the middle of the first quarter to the end of the game. :cool: :beauty:
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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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2000 Grey Cup highlights:
http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=cfl-greycup100/ ... 8/clip/621

2000 Grey Cup post-game report with interviews with several players, both Lions and Alouettes:
http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=cfl-greycup100/ ... 0/clip/486
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Robbie wrote:Here you go, almost the entire underappreciated 2000 Grey Cup win starting from the middle of the first quarter to the end of the game. :cool: :beauty:
The 2000 Grey Cup game in its entirety:

Unlike the older video above that starts shortly after the Lions scored their first touchdown late in the first quarter, this video starts before the kickoff. If there's anything good about the older video compared to the newer video, it's that the older video shows the post-game interviews and of course, the Grey Cup presentation while the newer video ends immediately after the game is over.

Going back to the issue of who the Grey Cup is presented to by the commissioner, looking very carefully at the old video it looks like while Steve Buratto and Damon Allen is right beside the cup and has their hands on it, the person who is middle and center and has both hands at the base of the trophy as it is being hoisted are those of David Braley. I guess it's okay to make a change from traditional and follow suit of the Super Bowl by presenting the trophy to the team owner first.
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:14 pm

According to TSN, these are the top 10 Grey Cup finishes. The 2000 Grey Cup ranks in #9.



Do you agree with this? I'd say the general consensus is NO as overall the 2000 championship is simply unpopular.

IMO, despite the fact that the game ended up very close at 28-26 and Lions had to stop a 2-point conversion and recover an on-side kick, overall the Lions were definitely the better team and was in control for most of the game and deservedly won.

The 1994 Grey Cup ranks #5 in top 10 Grey Cup finishes.

Admiring the 2000 Grey Cup ring:

祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:52 pm

The underrated and underappreciated 2000 Grey Cup game in its entirely from the pre-game to post-game shows.


Maybe I was too quick in what I posted in the 1997 Season thread in that Chrysler Canada still sponsored the Grey Cup player awards in the 2000 Grey Cup. But what IS very disappointing is that entering the millennium while there was definitely some inflation compared to the mid-1990's, the awards did not increase proportionally with inflation and instead, actually retracted.

Fast forward to 5:56:15 to the Grey Cup award presentations and which I should call money presentations in the fact that despite the fact that there was a trophy in the table it was not directly awarded to either player. Instead, Robert Drummond was given a large physical check but NOT necessarily large monetary check in the form of $10,000.00. While $10,000.00 was okay, we know that a brand new Dodge truck in the mid-1990's was still worth a heck of a lot more. And while it was great that Sean Millington finally won a Grey Cup MVC award that was cheated out of in the 1994 GC, a large physical check in the form of $5,000.00 may not be as generous as previous awards.

Checking out both the 1999 and 2001 GC videos, the MVP and MVC award winners received the identical respective $10,000.00 and $5,000.00.

But as I think about it some more, Drummond and Millington should actually count their blessings as I think about 2006 and then 2011 in which there was a on-field presentations to the individual award winners. In 2006 Dickenson and McCallum received what I considered creepy trophies but there's no indication they received any else. And then in 2011 Lulay and Harris received only trophies in the form of a large plaque and that may have been it. :roll:
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祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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