The 100th Grey Cup Game is set to be played in Toronto on November 25, 2012. The halftime show is set to include Justin Bieber, Carley Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench and Gordon Lightfoot. Lately I have been thinking of another game. This Grey Cup game was the 22nd played in 1931 in Montreal, Quebec.
My great uncle Walter Whitty was on the winning team the Montreal Winged Wheelers. His name is etched on the historic cup. See…
Apparently Walter held some league records well into the 1960’s. I have no picture of him in uniform, or otherwise for that matter. There is an action photo that I found. Of course they do not know what players are in the photo. How could they?
I have reached out to the CFL for information regarding my uncle. There has been no response. I guess I will have to head down to the National Archives and sift through old newspapers sports sections.
Walter even made the highlight news article (the 30’s highlight reels lol). Here is a quote from the paper, “Stevens added another in the fourth quarter when he began a quarterback sneak, changed his mind, and passed to Wally Whitty who raced wide around the right end for a touchdown.” I bet he was one tough guy!
I would love to know his jersey number and what his uniform looked like.
I wonder what my uncle would have thought of the up coming game, the half time show, the uniforms?