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The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast is back to The Grueling Truth after a short hiatus to catch up with the present and to take another look back at Grey Cups past.

In the episode of the RWB that we’re labeling as season 3, episode 1, co-hosts/Grueling Truthers Os Davis and Joe Pritchard congratulate those recent CFL superstars who’ve signed contracts, particularly those new members of NFC South competitors in the New Orleans Saints (Adam Bighill, Forrest Hightower) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Derel Walker, Jeff Knox Jr.) – kudos, if admittedly belatedly!

We talk some re-signings, particularly those of the doin’-great Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and The Trade which saw the Montreal Alouettes land the at least partially disgruntled Darian Durant.

After that, it’s onto to past to an all-time classic 1981 Grey Cup. That CFL championship game pitted the mighty 14-1-1 Edmonton Eskimos facing up against the sub-.500 Ottawa Rough Riders and whoa, talk about your déjà vu – only not playing out quite the same way. And, as with so many classic football games, this one has the proverbial It All, right down to a controversial fourth-quarter call.

It’s the last game for CFL Hall of Famers Tom Wilkinson and Tony Gabriel. And of course, NFL fans will pay attention to Edmonton’s Warren Moon, playing in that platoon system with Wilkinson, in this game with dramatically mixed results.

Check out the Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast right here at the TheGruelingTruth.net or download/subscribe via Spreaker, Stitcher, iTunes and all those other podcast-offering sites. Next week, we’ll be on another nostalgia trip to…

The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast: History has its eye on Moon.

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