Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca have somewhat of a shaky past. But before I explain their animosity-filled history and what led to the bizarre scene in the video below, I’ll tell you a little bit about the men themselves.
Joe Kapp is a former pro quarterback for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was also once general manager of those same Lions and is a current member of the College Football and Canadian Football Halls of Fame. Kapp is the only player in history to play QB in the Rose Bowl, Grey Cup, and the Super Bowl.
Angelo Mosca is also a Canadian Football Hall of Famer. He was a defensive tackle who played in more Grey Cup games than any other player in CFL history (9) and won 5 championships. He then went on to become a professional wrestler under the monikers “King Kong Mosca” and “The Mighty Hercules”.
The animosity between these two men stems from the infamous (if you’re from Canada) 1963 Grey Cup game between the BC Lions (Kapp’s team) and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Mosca’s team). During the contest, Mosca put Lions star running back Willie Fleming out of the game with a late-hit, out-of-bounds. Kapp, his teammates, and many fans believed that because of that hit, Mosca’s Tiger-Cats went on to win the game, and Kapp refused to shake his hand afterwards.
This past Friday, at a pre-99th Grey Cup alumni legends event, the two were called to the stage at the same time. Joe Kapp tried to make peace by presenting Angelo Mosca with a flower. When Mosca refused, this is what ensued: