A Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan can finally wear pants for the first time in 18 years after his team won the Grey Cup in Calgary on Sunday.
Chris Matthew made a no pants pledge in 2001, promising friends he would only wear shorts until the Bombers won the cup.
With the Bombers winning the championship — beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 — Chris’ calves were bare no more.
“It feels really, really odd. It feels like things are crawling on my legs, to tell you the truth,” he said after putting on army-print pants immediately following the game.
His wife Darla Matthew was happy with the Grey Cup’s result.
“Now he doesn’t have to wear [shorts],” she said. “And this was the most amazing experience.”
Chris said he actually likes wearing shorts.
“After this is all said and done, I can put [pants] on if I have to go to a place now, but other than that, I’m going back to the shorts,” he said. “I quite like it.”
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