35th Grey Cup

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35th Grey Cup
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Toronto Argonauts
(5–3) (7–4–1)
9 10
Head coach: 
Head coach: 
1234 Total
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 6300 9
Toronto Argonauts 0163 10
DateNovember 29, 1947
StadiumVarsity Stadium

The 35th Grey Cup was played on November 29, 1947, before 18,885 fans at Varsity Stadium at Toronto.[1]

This was the last Grey Cup to be won by a team with all Canadian players.[2]

The Toronto Argonauts defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10–9. This was the third year in a row that these two teams had met each other for the final game of the season.[3] The game had one of the most exciting finishes in Grey Cup history. Winnipeg had jumped out to a 9 to 0 lead but found the game tied in the last minute. Blue Bomber's all-star Bob Sandberg, who had scored his team's only touchdown, tried to fake a kick, but the ruse didn't work. Argo's star Joe Krol scored a final rouge to snatch the victory. The Argonauts were presented with the Grey Cup, which had survived a fire that year when the Toronto Argonauts Rowing Club building had burned down.[3]


  1. ^ "Winnipeg Blue Bombers surprise ex-player after learning he’d suffered a heart attack". Global News, December 23, 2015 By Elton Hobson
  2. ^ "Grey Cup quiz answers explained". The Globe and Mail, Nov. 24, 2012
  3. ^ a b "Rewind: The Grey Cup Part One". CBC Radio, host Michael Enright. November 19, 2015

External links[edit]

  • "Grey Cup: 1947". Canadian Football League. Archived from the original on 2010-08-23.
  • "The Grey Cup 1909-2009" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-02.