With multi-platform coverage on TSN, TSN2, TSN.ca and mobile devices, Canadians will be blitzed by all of the action on – and off – the gridiron, leading up to the 98th Grey Cup game.
After 21 weeks and more than 4,500 minutes of football played, it all comes down to one game – the 98th GREY CUP – and TSN is there, on site and in full-force in Edmonton, covering Canada’s biggest and most prestigious annual sporting event from all angles.
TSN’s exclusive English-language coverage of the 98th GREY CUP, featuring the Montreal Alouettes taking on the Saskatchewan Roughriders, airs nationally on Sunday, Nov. 28 beginning at 1 p.m. ET with the network’s five-hour pre-game show, GREY CUP SUNDAY, live from Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
TSN’s French-language counterpart, RDS, has live coverage of the 98th GREY CUP beginning at 4 p.m. ET. The 98th GREY CUP will also be available live on TSN.ca, America One in the U.S., and on mobile devices through Bell and TELUS.
Last year’s GREY CUP, featuring the same two teams, was the most watched Grey Cup ever with an average audience of 6.1 million viewers on TSN and RDS.
Leading up to Sunday’s championship game, TSN once again has a full day of CFL programming on GREY CUP SATURDAY (November 27) featuring 11 hours of comprehensive coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET and including live coverage of the 2022 DESJARDINS VANIER CUP with Laval taking on Calgary at 11:30 a.m. ET from Université Laval in Quebec.
GREY CUP SATURDAY programming and the 2022 DESJARDINS VANIER CUP are also available live on mobile devices through Bell and on-demand at TSN.ca.
All week long, TSN also celebrates Canada’s game with GREY CUP coverage from Edmonton across all of the network’s properties and programs including SPORTSCENTRE, OFF THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG and TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE, plus online at TSN.ca and TSN MOBILE. (See details below.)
Below is an overview of 98th GREY CUP programming on TSN:
Sunday, Nov. 29
TSN’s Gemini Award-winning broadcast team of Chris Cuthbert and Glen Suitor are in the broadcast booth at Commonwealth Stadium, providing play-by-play commentary and game analysis during the 98th GREY CUP. Veteran broadcaster Cuthbert has called the action in 12 previous championship games, while Suitor – a Grey Cup champion with the Saskatchewan Roughriders – makes his third appearance in the booth for the big game.
Hosts Dave Randorf and Brian Williams are at field level inside Commonwealth Stadium during the game, alongside the popular CFL ON TSN panel featuring Grey Cup champion Chris Schultz, two-time Grey Cup champion Matt Dunigan, Jock Climie and Milt Stegall, plus TSN’s Farhan Lalji and Sara Orlesky reporting from the sidelines, and TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor providing additional analysis. CFL ON TSN analyst and two-time Grey Cup champion Duane Forde is also on site, keeping up with all the action and answering fans’ questions in his third-annual live GREY CUP blog on TSN.ca.
At halftime, TSN has live coverage of the Pepsi Max Halftime Show headlined by Bachman and Turner. Randorf and the CFL ON TSN panel also return to break down all the action from the first half.
Following the game, TSN’s GREY CUP POST-GAME SHOW has CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon presenting the Grey Cup to the game’s winning team, as well as the awards for Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Canadian.
The CFL ON TSN panel is also on hand to provide post-game analysis and conduct live interviews with coaches and players on the field, leading up to SPORTSCENTRE at 10:30 p.m. ET with hosts Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole and featuring complete highlights plus more reaction and analysis from Commonwealth Stadium.
TSN’s pre-game coverage kicks off with SPORTSCENTRE hosts Darren Dutchyshen and Jennifer Hedger live from the Scotiabank CFL Experience, and then moves to Commonwealth Stadium, where CFL ON TSN host Dave Randorf and Brian Williams continue to tee up the championship game with in-depth analysis from the CFL ON TSN panel, special features, interviews, and reports from TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor.
Saturday, Nov. 27
TSN delivers 11 hours of all-encompassing coverage of Canada’s game on GREY CUP SATURDAY featuring SPORTSCENTRE hosts Darren Dutchyshen and Jennifer Hedger live from the Scotiabank CFL Experience in Edmonton. Throughout the day, the CFL ON TSN panel checks in from Commonwealth Stadium with Grey Cup news and analysis, while TSN’s correspondents at the East and West practices file reports from the sidelines. TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor and CFL ON TSN analyst Milt Stegall also provide additional insight on the big game, along with Dave Hodge and his panel of reporters from his weekly show, TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE, who examine all the key issues leading up to the 98th GREY CUP.
Additional highlights from GREY CUP SATURDAY include:
TSN has the biggest game in Canadian Interuniversity Sport as the Laval Rouge et Or and University of Calgary Dinos do battle in the 2022 DESJARDINS VANIER CUP live from Laval, QC. Rod Smith hosts the coverage from TSN’s studios alongside University of Saskatchewan Huskies head coach Brian Towriss and University of Western Ontario Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall. Rod Black handles the play-by-play duties and is joined in the broadcast booth by analyst Duane Forde and from the sidelines by reporter Katherine Dolan. The game will also be available on-demand at TSN.ca.
Vintage performances by some of the CFL’s all-time greatest players highlight this countdown show, along with interviews with Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Henry “Gizmo” Williams, Tony Gabriel, Norm Kwong and Darren Flutie. GREY CUP MEMORABLE PLAYS also looks at some heartbreaking moments during interviews with Joe Theisman and Larry Smith.
The CFL honours its most outstanding players in an awards ceremony hosted by Dave Randorf and featuring awards presented by Matt Dunigan and Glen Suitor.
The best highlight reel plays of the regular season are revisited with commentary from some of the CFL’s most dynamic players. The show also features the best CFL bloopers and biggest hits of the year.
The CFL’s all-time best receivers take centre stage as TSN sits down with Ben Cahoon, Darren Flutie, Milt Stegall and Terry Vaughn among others in this show.
TSN’s flagship sports news program has comprehensive coverage of the 98th GREY CUP, with expert analysis, interviews, features and in-depth reports continuing up to and following the CFL’s championship game. The CFL ON TSN panel is in Edmonton breaking down all the action, while SPORTSCENTRE repor
ters are filing daily reports from the Alouettes and Roughriders’ camps.
OFF THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL LANDSBERG
OFF THE RECORD travels to the 98th GREY CUP, as host Michael Landsberg is live, on location in Edmonton on November 25 and 26 for two episodes. The daily sports talk show, which airs at 5 p.m. ET on TSN (6 p.m. ET on TSN2) features key CFL newsmakers as they debate all the compelling storylines of Grey Cup week.
TSN THE REPORTERS WITH DAVE HODGE
Host Dave Hodge is live, on location at the Scotiabank CFL Experience for a special one-hour edition of his Sunday morning show on November 28 at 10 a.m. ET. Joining Hodge in Edmonton to debate all the key issues leading up to the 98th GREY CUP are TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor, Toronto Star columnist Damien Cox and The Globe and Mail columnist Al Maki.
TSN.ca is the definitive online destination for Grey Cup fans, as Canada’s leading sports website features live streaming of the championship game for the first time, plus all the latest news, analysis, interviews, photo galleries and video leading up to and following the big game. On Sunday, TSN.ca will also have scoring updates during the game, as well as extended highlights and post-game coverage from inside the Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders’ locker rooms available on-demand.
Chris Schultz, Matt Dunigan and Glen Suitor return to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the 98th GREY CUP in Edmonton with online columns and blogs, while Schultz reveals his final pick of the CFL season in the last instalment of his popular weekly feature, Schultz Against the World. In addition, TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor participates in a live chat with fans today, while Duane Forde gets in on the action with the return of his live blog during the final on Sunday.
Along with having the 98th GREY CUP available live online and on-demand, TSN.ca has wall-to-wall video coverage of Grey Cup Week featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes videos from Edmonton, plus news, features, one-on-one interviews with players and coaches, and a daily roundtable with the CFL ON TSN panel leading up to the final. Fans can also access programming from GREY CUP SATURDAY on-demand, including the 2022 DESJARDINS VANIER CUP.
Finally, TSN.ca reveals the winner of the SCOTIABANK CFL PLAY OF THE YEAR SHOWDOWN on Friday, Nov. 26. Voting for the final round, featuring an early GREY CUP showdown with Saskatchewan’s Weston Dressler going head-to-head against Montreal’s S.J. Green, is ongoing at TSN.ca.
CFL fans on the go can keep tabs on all the action in Edmonton with up-to-the-minute Grey Cup news on TSN MOBILE and by using TSN’s apps for iPhone and Blackberry. Fans can also sign up for TSN text alerts for breaking news delivered directly to their wireless device.
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