An Ottawa Redblacks fan waves a flag prior to the opening kickoff of the CFL Grey Cup game, Sunday, November 27, 2016 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) CBC.ca
Ottawa sports fans have waited a long time for a pro sports championship. Well now they have 2 in 2016 with the Ottawa Champions winning in September and the Red Blacks winning the 104th Grey Cup last night.
It’s been 40 years since Ottawa football fans watched their team hoist the Grey Cup.
That all changed last night when Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris led the team to a 39-33 win over the Calgary Stampeders in overtime.
— Matt Harris (@mattfharris) November 28, 2016
Henry Burris, at age 41 is starting a family in Ottawa but is also leading the community. Not only bringing Ottawa back to the Grey Cup but also making time for the fans.
Plus, Ottawa fans travel well…
Many fans sticking around as the team parties in the end zone. They're chanting "WE WANT BURRIS" and singing We Are The Champions. pic.twitter.com/Dlwl0USDdM
— Andrew Foote (@amkfoote) November 28, 2016
That’s how significant this win was for Ottawa. The fans wanted Burris for his great performance and that’s why he will be go down in Ottawa sports history as one of the best athletes to walk these local streets. Going back to Tony Gabriel.