Just wanted to post my review of my first CFL game in Montreal. Checked into the hotel and they thought i came up to Canada to watch the jazz fest, haha i wouldn’t watch that junk if you paid me. Told her I’am here to see the Alouettes game and she looked at me as if I was crazy and said," that’s different." Like hockey is a religion in Canada, football is a religion in the states.
This was one of the best professional games i’ve ever saw. It was full of twists and turns. Thought the half time and pregame entertainment was great. I also thought it was funny that they hand out condoms at the beer stand. 98% of the fans there were awesome, and kind to me. Ran into a few jerks in section C1 that didn’t like me because i’am an anglophone. The fans in section B1 were so nice to me, they were very approachable and treated me with so much respect. Bought a beer for one of the guys i was talking to and later in the game he brought me back one. I sat in section B1 which i thought were great seats. There is not one bad seat at Molson Stadium.
I hate to say it but after the Als gave up the point when the kick returner took a knee in the endzone i thought the Als were going to blow it. This is coming from a person that thought the kick return rule was dumb, but it adds excitement to the game. I’am hooked on Canadian football after watching this game. I thought i will just attend one game a year, well I’am planning on go back in a little over a month.
After the game i got to meet Robert Edwards. Seems to me alot of the fans don’t know who he is. Told him that i admire him playing with such bad knees. See I’am in the same situation as him that i blewout my knees three times and guys like him inspire me to keep playing. If he wanted to he could just quit and still have plenty of money, so i believe he just playing to play football.
REVIEW OF THE CITY
Well Montreal was so nice i decided to extend my stay to three nights instead of two. I guess a big part of that was i won $2,340 dollars at the casino. I was impressed at how nice the Metro is, beats the Boston T. Again, everyone was courteous, and treated me with respect. I think a big part of traveling to Montreal is understanding a little french and i know some basics. All the people of Montreal want to see is a little respect for their language and culture.
I love the Canadain beer. I never been so smashed in my life.
The only negative about Montreal is all the beggers. They knew i’am from America and hound the crap out of ya. Couldn’t believe how many people sleep on the streets right in the middle of the side walk. Working in law enforcement in the US i was surprised the Montreal police do nothing about it. Is loitering illegal in Canada??? Would like to see something done about the park near St Laurant, and St Catherines that place is an eyesore. You can smell urine from a mile away. Other than this park Montreal is a very clean city
Want to apologize for losing my temper on the bus from the Casino to the Metro, some Americans on the bus started being ignorant and there is no way I would allow it. I don’t want you Canadians to think all Americans act like A**H****. I think many of the Francophones liked seeing me shut these guys up. Americans fail to recognize that they are just visitors and that they are up there representing America. This is the main reason why i didn’t take offense to people that were anti American, i can’t blame you. Overall thou the people of Montreal are some of the friendliest people i have met.
P.S. Could you please export your women down to the States? I’am sure the president can work out a package for them.
Thank god for Montreal