Well…I really hate to admit this, but I am sure that there are a few out there, who are just lke me.
I have not been to a BC Lions game, since we won the Grey Cup against Baltimore.
I guess the main reason being…that BC Place held very little appeal for me or us…and I never ever had that urge or desire to come out to a game, since that time.
My parents used to have Season Tickets for the Lions when they were in the Old Empire Stadium, and I used to be a permament fixture at all the games, back in the '70s when Nettles, Weathers, Hunsberger and Estay, Bright, Musso, Young, Gerala, Evason, Bradley and Easley were all my heros at that time under Keys, Murphy and Rapp.
I also played a lot of my games with the Meralomas out of the old Stadium as well.
Ya…of course, we all jumped on the Band Wagon in the early '80s with their move to the Novelty of playing in a Warm Domed Stadium at BC Place and saw Fernandez,Holt, Hebler, Goltz,Quick Parker,Crawford,Tyrone Keys win us a Grey Cup with Mathews at the helm.
I guess I was there after our Cup win over the Stallions. for Larry Crawfords night… but…since that time…I have not set foot in the place.
So…here I am under our Tree on Christmas morning…and I got all Teary eyed…as I looked in my Stocking hung on the Fire Place…and I discovered my Two… “Surprise” Season Tickets for the Lions 2010 Season, which is going to be Played “Outdoors”… as all Football games, should be played!
F&%K…I can hardly wait! LOL
I’m actually Excited…to being able to take my own Son, and my Gorgeous Wife to the games this year, to share, with them, what I had experienced as a Kid growing up in Vancouver, and playing Football for my own Team and going to Lions games with my own Mom and Dad, to the Old Empire Stadium.
I can’t wait…for the Drop of the Puck! LOL
OK…here is my First ( Of many to come ) Stupid questions for you guys, on this Forum.
We have not actually selected our Tickets as of yet…we are just on the waiting list, for the Best seats in the House…once all of you Long Time Loyal Lion Fans have grabbed your favorite seats first…I am hoping, that there will be enough good seats left, for us Band Wagon jumpers to secure for ourselves. lol
So my question is…should we be sitting on the Lions side of the Field…behind their bench ( If possible) or does it matter if we are on the Visiors side of the Field?
For the Canucks games…we always Love to seat on the Visitors side at GM place, so that we can see the Crosbys, Ovechkins, etc when they come to town…I seem to forget, if the same applies to our Footbal games?
Do we want to sit on their side of the field, so that we can se the Visitors players…or…do we want to be with the Home Team?
What do you guys think?
Ya…it’s been a while! LOL
Home side or Visitors side ?..or…does it really matter?
Just had to ask you guys what you prefer.
Man…is it June yet? LOL
I can Hardly wait!
It will definitely…be bringing back lots of wonderful memories for me, and creating some new ones, for my own son!
I wouldn’t want to miss this…for the World!
See you there.