Call it luck. Call it fate. Whatever you call it, the Year of the Horse (馬 午) was a pretty incredible year for the Calgary Stampeders.
Referencing the Chinese zodiac for an entire season would have got real old, real quick, so the statement itself was only promoted as part of a larger series in the pre-season. The fans and players themselves carried it on themselves throughout the regular season.
During the 2014 playoffs the Stamps went all-in and spoke as is a championship was inevitable … and the payoff was huge.