The posts I am reading here from people dumping on gades fans are making me want to puke. Any Gades fan that is posting on this site is obviously a die hard fan so don't pick on them. All this crap about having two kicks at the can is ridiculous as well. You don't win fans with a crappy product. These four seasons don't count because we never had a team that could draw new fans to the game.
I am 23 years old and I am a die hard fan. No Ottawa team has had a winning record while I have been alive, not even within three years of me being alive. Very few of my friends like the CFL because all they have ever seen from it here in Ottawa is crappy football. When you go to your first ever game and the home team loses by 20 points, it is not fun. you don't go back. I bought season tickets this year, spent $400 when I am almost 15 g's in debt from university. My few friends that are interested in the CFL urged me to wait with them and buy the $99 seats when they went up for sale. It was tempting but I wanted to support the team cause I was worried this would happen.
For all you people dumping on the fact that only 2000 season tickets have been sold, think about it. Would you have spent $400 on season tickets in December if you knew that everyone sitting around you will have only paid $99 in May or June? How many of your friends would have done that? Please think about that before you shoot off your ignorant mouth at the Gades fans posting here Statik76. You people should be encouraging us, because we are the only hope for CFL in Ottawa. The only way the CFL would work if we can brainwash enough of our friends into thinking that it is fun to stay home from their cottages to watch a lousy team get hammered! That is hard enough, let alone when people who call themselves "true" CFL fans are dumping crap on our heads.
The only people that I would say have the right to say anything would be Rider fans. I've heard a lot of crap about Calgary fans putting up with crappy teams in the 80's and 90's, but the first grey cup I remember somehow they were (okay, yes they did lose to Toronto and the rocket) and the few times I was lucky enough that my dad took of work to take me to games in the next few years, we got completely hammered by the stamps. Didn't they win a couple cups with Flutie at the helm there? Garcia? Man, I can not believe people kept going to the games if they had to watch those two crappy qb's. (for those of you who could not tell, that last sentance was sarcasm!)
alright, I need to stop because I am just getting more and more frustrated as I write this and will soon punch a hole in my wall if I do not stop. Enjoy watching our players this year. Hopefully Hebert can play, because whoever gets him is in for a treat!