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The Mud Bowl

Canada Post commemorates an iconic moment at U of T’s Varsity Stadium

On August 13, Canada Post unveiled the 100th Grey Cup Game commemorative stamp collection, illustrated by Canadian artist Ron Dollekamp. Each of the eight team stamps features one star player and one defining moment from each Canadian Football League team’s history at the Grey Cup.

The Toronto Argonauts stamp depicts Michael “Pinball” Clemons against the backdrop of the iconic Mud Bowl, the 38th Grey Cup that took place at U of T’s Varsity Stadium in 1950. Despite the cold and heavy rainfall throughout the game, the Argos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 13-0, claiming their ninth Grey Cup. Though Clemons, born in 1965, didn’t play in the Mud Bowl, he says he represents all Argos players, since football is “bigger than the game itself.”

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