I know there are those that are not his biggest fan, but at the end of the day I think most can appreciate where the team is now compared to where it was before him, and appreciate that he was a big part of that. Hopson was a big voice in getting the CFL to push forward with a system to force financial responsibility across the league and make the smaller markets viable...if that doesn't happen there is no team and very probably no league. I have had conversations with the man, who is extremely approachable no matter who you are, and was always left with the feeling that he is a man filled with controlled passion and good will. I know that he took a lot of pride in his role and did his best to approach everything with class while interweaving a struggling franchise into the community and watching it grow and thrive, then being able to maintain that grassroots connection and support the community in various charitable areas where the teams exposure could help.
I am really happy that the last home game was a win for him, wish him the best in his next endeavor, and he can hold his head high knowing that the next person up has big shoes to fill.
I hope that the new stadium has something integrated that will honor him, and perhaps some of the management before him.