The night of June 13, 2019 was complex for Canadian sports fans from the get go.
It was the opening night of the CFL’s season. Fans filled Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, a passionately defended turf in the league that loses a sliver of its punch when the Saskatchewan Roughriders are in town. Wherever the Riders go, so too does a roving green contingent of loyalists. There was a buzz in the air for the 7 p.m. ET kickoff, but there was something different there this time.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cfl.ca/2020/12/17/oleary-fajardo-lawrence-discuss-big-bang-moment-2019-season/