Former CFL Quaterback Recalls Day

I was a teacher and football coach at the University of Western, Ontario at the time.classes stopped and we watched the game in the amphitheater. The challenge was that day I had to make a presentation at the London High School football championship that was taking place at Western, so I only got to see the first 2 periods.

There was probably 3,500 students in the stands with many of them listening to the game on transistor radios. After the Henderson goal, the announcer mentioned on the PA system that Canada won and the place erupted. After that the 3,500 stood and sang the National anthem! We were all proud Canadians!

Frank Consentino
Hamilton, Ontario

Cosentino was a renowned quarterback who played 10 years in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with Hamilton, Edmonton and Toronto. As a player he was a member of five Grey Cup teams, winning twice with Hamilton.

Cosentino is also known for authoring several books on the history of sport in Canada. Recently he wrote Hockey Gods at the Summit: How the 1972 Canada-Soviet Hockey Summit Became a September to Remember.

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