Grey Cup Sunday is actually Grey Cup Monday Morning here in Tokyo. Because of the time difference, kickoff is at 8am Monday. But that hasn’t deterred two of the biggest CFL fans in Japan – they’ll be plopping themselves down in front of a big screen hooked up to a YouTube live stream to catch the game.
Scotty (a Riders fan) and Lanny (a Bombers fan) are the two Canucks transplanted in Tokyo who are the voices behind The Unofficial CFL Podcast. On this episode of my podcast, we hang out at their neighbourhood bar (a fantastic little place in Fudo-Mae) to talk football, travel, and how someone watched CFL games in Japan before the invention of streaming video. (It’s quite the story!) You can follow Scotty and Lanny on Twitter at @2guys1greycup.
(The feature photo at the top of this post – by the way – is my buddy Justin and I at a Saskatchewan Roughriders game last year. Always fun times in green and white – even if the team is in a slump!)