I hopped the GO Transit and went to the Hammer last night for the game. Another victory with a high wire act to boot!
I don't really expect any comments on my post here. I just want the satisfaction of saying that this season is turning into total fun for me since I became a Hamilton fan. I just do not mean the team. I am talking about Hamilton as well--and that's really Hamiltonions...you.
People can be and many are cold in Toronto. Say hello to someone that you do not know and they wonder what you are after. It was discouraging for me in T.O. I grew up in a small town of 1500--we talk to you whether we know you or not! Not so in Toronto...good social skills are on the decline.
In your city I find that I can talk to anyone and they talk to me. And wearing the team colours is different in Hamilton than say Toronto. I had people calling out to me as I passed by on the street with my hat and jersey on. I already feel that connection I longed for in Toronto and never found. There other Argo fans didn't really bother with you--unless they knew you. In Hamilton it is like, "You're a TigerCat fan? You're one of us. How's it going Bro'?"
Do you know what I mean? Even on the GO bus a young guy said, "Oskie wee wee, brother!" as he passed by my seat as he made his way up the aisle to exit the bus. We spoke when we were waiting in line to board the bus. I just love this stuff. I really am proud of this team and the other fans.
I am looking forward to the next game. I am looking forward to getting better acquainted with the Hammer. I am looking forward to getting to know YOU better!
Thanks everybody. I just want to convey my honest feelings about all this. I am having FUN!
However, I married a woman who does not like football. Bummer, eh?
Michael Jay (first and middle name)