Odds to win 2009 Grey Cup: Last season, the Calgary Stampeders claimed the Grey Cup 2008 by defeating the Montreal Alouettes 22-14, kicking off a celebration party of about 400 people at McMahon Stadium. The city of Calgary honored the Stampeders in their first Grey Cup victory since 2001 with a mid-day reception at Olympic Plaza.
It was a historic moment in time, as fans swarmed the players and chants of M-V-P showered quarterback and most valuable player, Henry Burris. But how will things turn out as far as the Odds to win 2009 Grey Cup are concerned?
"We couldn't wait to get back to Calgary and when we saw this, we were overwhelmed," Burris said. "This is what it's all about… When our bus pulled up guys like Jeremaine Copeland and Ken-yon Rambo, we saw the people standing here, we were like 'Oh my god.' And you could hear guys getting emotional on the bus, tearing up because this is where it truly hits home."
Burris also pointed out that the CFL won't have to ship the Grey Cup to a host city this year. "We're looking forward to each and every opportunity we can take the Cup around the city and share it with everybody," Burris said. "We're going to take it to schools, we're going to take it everywhere and have a great time with it."
Calgary Stampeders: +200
British Columbia Lions: +300
Montreal Alouettes: +550
Edmonton Eskimos: +600
Saskatchewan Roughriders: +750
Toronto Argonauts: +1000
Winnipeg Blue Bombers: +1000
Hamilton Tiger-Cats: +1000