I just thought I would share with all of you about my pleasant experience, aside from the final score of the game, in Winnipeg for last night's game.
I just happened to be in Winnipeg and Regina for the week for work and I planned my week so that I would be in Winnipeg for the Ticats game. So I picked up a ticket on game day and went to the stadium early just to walk around and grab some food. And of course I was decked out in my Ticats jersey, my Tiger Towel, and my "forbidden phrase" button. (Actually that button was very well received by many fans!)
Let me tell you, the fans in Winnipeg are great and show a ton of passion for their football team. The stadium has a great atmosphere before and during the game and as a CFL fan I was glad to see Milt Stegall get his touchdown. I just wish it wasn't at the Ticats expense!
But yeah, I guess the point of this post was to just share my experience at another CFL city, especially in the west where the fans seem to support their hometown team so enthusiastically. (I think some people on here could learn something from them!)
I also bumped in to some die-hard Ticats fans that are from Winnipeg and I realized how lucky I am to get to go to Ivor Wynne and cheer for the home team. If anyone knows a die-hard Ticat fan from Winnipeg named Lonnie, that guy would do anything to go to Ivor Wynne and cheer on the 'Cats. So that's why the boycott talk really didn't sit well with me ...
All in all, aside from the score, it was a great time in a great football city!
Oskee Wee Wee 'til I die!