That was… painful to watch, to say the least.
Coming into the Grey Cup as favourites for the second year in a row, you’d think the Stampeders would be able to bring the Cup home in 2017, and, for a while there, it looked to be true.
Until that fumble.
And that conversion.
And finally, the interception.
Up eight points and then, just like that, losing 27-24 to the Toronto Argonauts on Sunday, the Calgary Stampeders weren’t exactly the city’s favourite group by the end of the fourth quarter.
Many fans took their frustrations, despair, and (on much fewer occasions) congratulations to Twitter following the big game.
It’s not all anger, resentment, and hopelessness, but the wounds are definitely still fresh for Stampeders fans everywhere.
The Stampeders ability to be the best until it actually matters is impressive in the worst way.
— Bryan Gehlen (@BryanGehlen36) November 27, 2017
— HankBart91 (@HankBart91) November 27, 2017
Aww, too bad, Calgary Stampeders could’ve won the Grey Cup. Until next season then. 😐
— Ivy Joy (@hedera_geila) November 27, 2017
Yyc Calgary Stampeders pic.twitter.com/PHteUwo7Nd
— Robert Yee (@slamwalleye) November 27, 2017
— Rocco (@CatenaccioNA) November 27, 2017
— Kyla Whyte (@Venmsgirl) November 27, 2017
We are proud of you Stampeders good fight we get them next year
— mark c (@hellostamps) November 27, 2017
— Erin (@Erin_Sports) November 27, 2017
3 things in life u can count on death taxes and the stampeders choking when it really matters
— Danny Warrack (@DannyWarrack) November 27, 2017
Hats off to the Calgary Stampeders for bringing it all onto the Grey Cup field today and for an incredible season of #CFL Rest up and see you in June 🏈
— Lady Lee Anne (@ladyleeanne33) November 27, 2017
I did not know I could care about sports, but thinking the Stampeders had it in the bag until the very end WOUNDED ME. #GreyCup
— Ryan Carter (@RyanRambling) November 27, 2017
Well… there’s always next year.