SIMMONS: The Argonauts enjoy the Gray Cup spotlight with the Downtown Bash

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“The way this team has come together, the chemistry of this team, it’s just amazing”

Confetti bangs cover the Toronto Argonauts’ victory rally at Maple Leaf Square as they celebrate their recent Gray Cup championship on Thursday, November 24, 2022. Photo: JACK BOLAND/TORONTO SUN

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A singing, dancing, tired and champagne-sipping group of enthusiastic Argos celebrated their Gray Cup victory in style in front of a relatively packed crowd at the relatively small Maple Leaf Square on Thursday afternoon.

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The players wet some of the 1,000 or so spectators, they wet Judy Tanenbaum, wife of co-owner Larry Tanenbaum, they wet everyone they could reach. And if it was possible, it did more.

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“As exciting as it was in other championships, it was even more exciting here,” said Tanenbaum, president of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which oversees the Raptors’ NBA title, previous Argos Gray Cup, AHL championship with the Marlies and MLS crown with Toronto FC. “The way this team has come together, the chemistry of this team, it’s just incredible.”

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Tanenbaum called last Sunday’s 24-23 Gray Cup win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers “an absolute classic. I’ve been watching Gray Cups for the last 70 years and I have to tell you this one is the best.”

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The Argos players, coaches, staff and family in attendance did not want to contradict that. Although the event was something of an awards show – a whole bunch of meandering speeches that led nowhere – the emotion was pure and absolute. Manager Ryan Dinwiddie admitted he had hardly slept since winning the title on Sunday night. Many of his players said the same. The coach paid tribute to his staff and players. General manager Michael (Fliper) Clemons paid tribute to his head coach. Club president Bill Manning paid tribute to Clemons.

Team president Bill Manning hugs Toronto Argonauts general manager Michael (Fliper) Clemons as the Argos take the main stage at Maple Leaf Square on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, to celebrate their Gray Cup championship. JACK BOLAND/TORONTO SUN

No one stayed home – but that had more to do with the champagne than anything emotionally said at the party.

It was the first public celebration since the win, but linebacker Henoc Muamba, who was named the game’s MVP and Canada’s best player, hasn’t stopped having fun since Sunday night. He wore the Gray Cup at the Leafs game on Monday, at the Raptors game on Wednesday, and in between he kept his eyes on the trophy.

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On the Maple Leaf Square stage, Muamba shared the Argos’ stance on the cold in Regina, claiming it was “not cold enough,” before stripping down to a T-shirt.

“I still can’t believe it happened,” said Muamba, an Argo sophomore from Mississauga. “Did it really happen?”

After Muamba began stripping, the other Argos followed suit. This team is so close, if one player does something, the others are sure to follow.

After the ceremony ended, backup quarterback Chad Kelly stated that he is ready to be the starting quarterback in the CFL and take over for the Argos if free agent McLeod Bethel-Thompson decides not to return next season. MBT, who was on screen for his American Thanksgiving, did not specify whether he will return to the Argos or the CFL next season.

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Like many players, MBT thanked his family and praised his family for giving him the opportunity and time away from home to play professional football.

This is a monumental event for this Argos team, a possible and made CFL championship lineup. They have no shortage of rising free agents, including Bethel-Thompson, receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr., running backs Andrew Harris and AJ Ouellette, Gray Cup heroes Robbie Smith and Muamba, and defensive linemen like J’Gared Davis, Shane Ray and Wynton McManis, Chris Edwards and Shaq Richardson.

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That puts some pressure on GM Clemons, especially when young Canadians like Gittens and Smith are sure to be in demand around the league.

But that’s all for tomorrow. Today – and yesterday – and maybe in the following days, the celebration will continue.

Credit First Nation’s Mississaugas Chief Stacey Laforme opened Thursday morning’s event with some words of wisdom. “I want to thank Argos for giving us a reason to celebrate,” he told the crowd. “Tomorrow we return to what we return to.”

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