Crew, longtime reader, first time poster.
I spent the last 4 days in Moncton, and WHAT A PARTY! The CFL and Moncton really got together to make this something special. While I didn't attend last year, I knew with my Ti-Cats playing I had to be there this year. It really reminds you of what a great place the East Coast is, as well as what an amazing country we live in. The entire weekend had a Van 2010 feel to it (although a little smaller)
It was awesome to be downtown and seeing all 8 teams well represented by their fans. I had breakfast with some Lion's fans from Victoria, watched the Rider's game with a group from Regina (they gave up their home tickets for this) and even had my best friend hugged by some A%$@'s fans. (I bleached his skin later)
At the game I had the fortune of sitting with a family from Fredericton, who besides being fans, Daddy was supposed to be on the fly by piloting one of our Canadian Forces helicopters. He had to pass because his Father-in-law gave him tickets at the last minute.
And what a game! Folks, I know that TD Atlantic isn't for everyone, as times are tough, but I will recommend that you put an event like this on your bucket list. There is nothing better than sharing our ove for the CFL nationally with all of our fellow Canadians. Well, maybe one thing better, us with the CUP!
And to the Box J Boys, thank you for showing tremendous class, and showing true Tiger Town spirit. The best memory is a 5 year old girl picking up a button (2009 Grey Cup)that fell of a kilt and telling the owner that he dropped it. His response was simple, "it's yours now."
I for one, truly hope that one day we can say to the Atlantic provinces. Here's your team, it's yours now!