The Golden Gaels are the 2009 Vanier Cup champions after erasing a 25-7 deficit at halftime to beat Calgary 33-31. First win since 1992 and Queen’s fans on Twitter exploded at the end of the game. Searched “GAELS” and there was a tonne of messages.
CFRC hit the maximum amount of online listeners within a few minutes of kickoff. If we could have had more listeners we would have since TSN’s technical difficulties caused a lot of headaches. Their feed wasn’t working at the start of the game and it went out 2 more times in the 1st quarter. Little embarrassing for “Canada’s Sports Leader”.
Glad the refs didn’t decide the ending because that was a bad officiating crew. At halftime on CFRC we had someone from the Calgary broadcast drop by and he also agreed about the blown calls by the refs.
But back to the positives, congratulations to the team on the victory. It looked a little bleak at halftime. I did say to someone at the station “holding Calgary to some field goals in the first half is a good thing”. Queen’s took over the second half and holding Calgary to less points in the 1st half was a big difference in the game. Made the deficit a manageable one.
In my 4th season of working on the Queen’s broadcasts they win the entire thing. That means I can’t put the win in in perspective as Alumni or fans can. But you can search on Google for those who have been fans for a long time. They can put the victory in words better than I can.
I’m glad the season is over since I can get a regular amount of sleep on Saturdays before work again. Whew.
Another post coming up, thought I’d separate them.