The truth of the matter is football is a sport, it is entertainment and a load of fun. However I honestly do not like it when some fans take their passions for their teams to extremes. I do not mind kidding around and having fun. But mean-spirited stuff--it is not for me nor do I engage in it. Actually the phrase that I used "in your face" is not a phrase that I characteristically use. But even though I chose to write that I was smiling as I wrote it. I was not trying to be disrespectful or arrogant. One drawback about going on-line is that the person's facial expression, his body language even is not seen by those who read a post. The tone of the person's post/words can be misinterpreted. 'Smilies' do not cut it really. They can help but do not convey the genuine sentiments behind a comment.
When I was at the Ex I was sitting on a bench waiting for my wife to re-join me as she was browsing through a tent featuring DVD's. From behind me I heard someone say Oskie-we-we... It got my immediate attention and I turned my head around to see who it was who had spoken. Although the guy that said it did not speak to me he was laughing and talking to his companions. He had been amused by my quick response to the chant. It was like a dog responding to a can opener!
I have not encountered any genuine mean-spirited comments or threats. It has been pretty much good natured kidding. I like that. I like to joke around too. An office worker, a construction worker, a cook, a fellow member at the YMCA--they all groaned that day and said things like, "Hamilton? Hamilton?! You got to be kidding!" But then they commented on the Labor Day Classic and did not sound too hopeful about tomorrow night. The guy who came over to my car as I was stopped at a red light told me that he had been at the game Monday, that it had been awful and figured Friday would be just as bad.
I want to get a flag for my car. A friend of mine had the flag of Brazil torn off his car during a World Cup game. He had been parked outside an English pub--go figure.
No, I do not really hate the Argos and its fans. But I sure do not want them to win--ever!
GO TI-CATS GO! EAT 'EM RAW!!!