On the Front Page of the CFL website, they have “The Play Maker: Thought on Opening Week”. The Play Maker says the following about us Rider fans:
“Roughrider fans should be ashamed. There should have been more fans out for the season opener, even with the bad weather on opening night.”
In any other city, with the exception of Calgary and Edmonton, the league would be excited with 23,027 fans, so why do they say Rider fans should be ashamed? Apparently the Play Maker has never stood in a deluge of rain with a fierce lightning storm all around him. The fact that the game was delayed 30 minutes should tell the Play Maker that conditions were not safe for people. But apparently the CFL thinks a good fan should sit on a wet bench in a lightning storm.
What about the fans that don’t live in Regina? Has the Play Maker ever drove on a highway in a down pour or rain where he couldn’t see the lines on the road? Should good fans risk driving in that kind of weather to get to a football game?
Did they Play Maker ever consider that another reason for not selling more than 23,000 tickets was that TSN and the Leader Post leaked out the fact that the black out was being lifted in the Saturday edition of the paper?
I think the CFL owes Rider fans an apology on the Front Page of their website.
Sorry for such a long post, but this ticks me off.