Cats at Argos Sept. 23, 2023

102 Days until opening game in Hamilchuck. Some fan photos from last September at BMO




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Last photo is father and son. Dad began his career as Assistant Equipment Manager with BC Lions. Then became Equipment Manager with the Argos during the John Candy - Wayne Gretzky - Bruce McNall years.

After practice one day, Big John invited the whole team onto the darkened field at Skydome. Seats had been set up theatre - style for all, with popcorn and goodies. The team got to see the Premiere of Cool Runnings!
Then Big John took the gang to a place he co-owned. When the server came, Big John said: “What do you think, two pitchers apiece”?
There will never be another John Candy

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Part Two of Argo Equipment Mgr Stories:

During the disastrous Glieberman years of the Ottawa Renegades, they arrived by train in Toronto to play the Argos. Air Canada had stopped flying the Renegades due to non-payment.

The Renegades had no socks. The Argos lent them their white “away” socks. VIA Rail refused to take the Renegades back to Ottawa due to non-payment. The Renegades asked the Argos for help.

The Argos had a bus they used for transporting the team to practice at Lamport Stadium. The driver agreed to drive the Renegades back to Ottawa.

I believe this tops the story of the flat-broke Cats getting through a season with used Pittsburgh Steelers pants. Same era!

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Lotta beards at that game :grinning:.

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great post!!

Thanks! :grinning:

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“Hamilchuck” or “HamilTent”? :wink:

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