CFL Grey Cup is back in Hamilton! The Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Tim Hortons Field on Sunday, December 12, 2021. 108th Grey Cup will feature a rematch of the 2019 event between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which was won 33-23 by the Blue Bombers.
CFL Grey Cup 2021 TV Channel, Start Time
- What: 108th Grey Cup
- Who: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Hamilton Tiger Cats
- When: Sunday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET
- Where: Tim Hortons Field (Hamilton, Ont.)
- Network: ESPN2
- Live stream: Watch here
Where to Watch CFL Grey Cup 2021?
CFL fans who want to watch the 2021 Grey Cup on traditional cable can catch the game on TSN in Canada. In the United States, the Grey Cup will be broadcast on ESPN2.
|United Kingdom||BT Sport 1|
|Ireland||BT Sport 1|
|Additional International Coverage||CFL International Streaming|
If you don’t have cable, you can watch the 108th Grey Cup live stream via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
CFL Game Pass
International viewers in more than 150 countries who are outside the boundaries of the CFL’s broadcast market – that includes TSN and RDS in Canada, ESPN in the USA and BT Sport in the United Kingdom – can stream every CFL game during the season via CFL Game Pass.
CFL Game Pass offers fans three different viewing packages. There’s a season pass for $79.99 USD which includes playoffs and Grey Cup. A team pass for $36.99 USD allows CFL supporters to watch their favourite team’s games. There’s also a single-game pass that allows CFL enthusiasts to watch a game for $2.99 USD.
ESPN+ carries live sporting events you won’t find elsewhere. ESPN+ is the sports streaming service from ESPN, which calls itself as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports”. If you’re looking to watch CFL Grey Cup 2021 live stream and other major live sports events, then ESPN+ is the right place.
Once you subscribe to ESPN+, you can watch it through the ESPN app. The ESPN App supports Roku Players and TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iPhone, Samsung TVs, Xbox One, and PS4.
You can watch a live stream of ESPN2 and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need the Sports Plus add-on, but you can include the main channel package and any add-ons with your free seven-day trial.
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch CFL Grey Cup 2021 live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Fubo credentials to log in and watch.
Here is how you can watch ESPN2 without cable TV:
If you want inexpensive, Sling TV has you covered. You can get ESPN and ESPN2 for just $20 a month. Want ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, and SEC Network? For an extra $5 a month, you can get their sports package for access to every ESPN network.
PlayStation Vue also starts at $40 a month, but if you want access to all of the ESPN networks they offer you will need their $45 a month Core plan.
If you already pay for Hulu make sure to check out their new Hulu Live TV beta, which includes ESPN and many other popular sports channels.
YouTube TV starts at $49.99 a month and includes most of your favorite ESPN channels. You can sign up for YouTube TV here.
DIRECTV NOW is just $50 a month making this an inexpensive way to get ESPN2 and ESPN News.
How to Listen CFL Grey Cup 2021?
SiriusXM’s live Grey Cup game coverage can be heard in English on Canada Talks (channel 167). SiriusXM subscribers can listen to the broadcast on satellite, online and through the SiriusXM App.
TSN Radio’s live coverage of the Grey Cup starts at 4 p.m. ET on the Bell Media Radio family of stations, which combine to create the 11-station Grey Cup Radio Network.
|British Columbia||610am Kamloops|
|Alberta||TSN Edmonton 1260|
|Saskatchewan||620 CKRM – Regina|
|Ontario||TSN Toronto 1050
TSN Ottawa 1200
St. Catharines – CKTB – Newstalk 610
Hamilton BNN 1140
Hamilton – BOUNCE – CKLH
CKGL – 570 City News
|Quebec||TSN Montreal 690|
What to know about Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The CFL truncated its regular season by 22.2%, playing 14 games instead of the usual 18. Scoring fell by 12.6% from the 2019 season, and announced attendance dropped by 35.3%, according to CFLdb Statistics.
“This is a league ready for change,” Ambrosie said. But for one day, at least, the league’s Grey Cup championship will look awfully familiar. With kickoff set on Sunday for 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2, let’s get familiar with both teams. (Winnipeg +3, 44 -150 MoneyLine.)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Regular-season record: 11-3 (first in West Division)
Coach: Mike O’Shea (67-55 in seven seasons)
How they got here: Defeated Saskatchewan 21-17 in Western Final
Grey Cup history: 11-14 in 25 appearances
Three things to know about Winnipeg:
- The Blue Bombers are led by quarterback Zach Collaros, who starred at the University of Cincinnati from 2008 to 2011 and has now played for four of the CFL’s nine teams. Winnipeg acquired him at the 2019 CFL trade deadline, and he paired with Chris Streveler to take the team to the Grey Cup. He also won the 2012 Grey Cup as part of the Toronto Argonauts and spent four seasons with Hamilton. Collaros was arguably the CFL’s best quarterback in 2021, ranking first in the CFL in passing efficiency (111.0) and completing 70.2% of his passes for 3,185 yards, a league-high 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. He won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award Friday night.
- Many of the CFL’s top players are American imports, but the Blue Bombers have been powered in part by a Canada-born tailback. Veteran RB Andrew Harris ranked fifth in the CFL in rushing yards (623) despite missing half the season because of a knee injury. He was the MVP of the 2019 Grey Cup, accumulating 170 yards from scrimmage and accounting for two touchdowns. Harris appeared fully healthy in the Western Final, rushing for 136 yards and a TD, and will be a key player to watch Sunday.
- Some longtime CFL observers have pegged this game as a coronation for what they believe to be one of the best CFL teams in decades. Starting with the end of the 2019 regular season, the Blue Bombers have won 16 of their past 23 games. TSN’s Dave Naylor wrote: “If the Bombers win on Sunday, there will be a debate about where this team belongs in the pantheon of great CFL teams. It can certainly be argued that the consistency and dominance of this team sits up there with almost any. The argument will come over the degree of competition they’ve faced this season.”
Regular-season record: 8-6 (second in East Division)
Coach: Orlondo Steinauer (23-9 in two seasons)
How they got here: Defeated Toronto 27-19 in Eastern Final
Grey Cup history: 8-13 in 21 appearances
Three things to know about Hamilton:
- The first question Steinauer was asked during Wednesday’s media availability was the identity of his starting quarterback. From an American/NFL perspective, it’s hard to know what’s more unusual: uncertainty at quarterback entering a championship game or that Steinauer actually answered the question. Dane Evans, who once played at Tulsa and spent the majority of this season as a backup, will start for Hamilton. Evans replaced Jeremiah Masoli in the Eastern Final to lead the Tiger-Cats back from a 12-0 deficit, completing all 16 of his passes in the process. Masoli started nine games during the regular season, while Evans started six.
- It hasn’t sat well with the Tiger-Cats that they are considered the underdog (+3 at Caesar’s Sportsbook) in Sunday’s game. Speaking to reporters this week, Hamilton linebacker Simoni Lawrence said, “We’re both in this game for a reason. It’s a competitive game, and anybody that goes in thinking that they’re playing against an underdog, that’s a quick way to get tricked out of your spot. I think we’re all professional athletes. I don’t think anybody goes into the game thinking they’re an underdog. We’re here to compete at a high level, and that’s what we’re prepared to do.”
- For American fans, one of the most recognizable players on the field will be Tiger-Cats receiver Brandon Banks. The veteran began his career as a punt returner/receiver for the NFL’s Washington Football Team from 2010 to 2012 before he headed to the CFL. He has been a four-time All-Star in Canada, earning the nickname “Speedy B” on the way to winning the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award in 2019. He has struggled a bit with injuries in 2021, and at 34, he has slowed down a bit. But he still managed to catch 44 passes for 474 yards in 10 games this season.