I just got back into town from Winnipeg. I attended the game and sat about 20 rows behind the Ticats bench. Man that sun was hot! It must have been 30' come game time.
First off. My impression of the stadium is a interesting one. Imagaine Ivor Wynne, but just bigger!
The fans in the east stands for a preseason game were all over the game. Everybody was into the game, and even discussing cuts, and player profiling.
They got on the Bombers quite a bit!!!!
I later on moved around the stadium to see the sights. The stadium is quite large to walk around.
Looking for a lady, move to Winnipeg. 90% of the girls are very attractive, and look sweet in summer clothing.
They have a nice jumbotron, but not as big as Ivor Wynne.
Consessions are so-so! Though there is one location in the stadium I found with some nice treats (donuts, java drinks,etc)
I beleive there were around 27,000 at the game, so they really wanted to come out and see the Blue Bomber hopefulls.
Now to the game!
We looked GREAT!
Without a doubt, Timmy Chang will be our future QB. I don't care what anybody says about the competition, or just being his first game.
HE LOOKED AMAZING!
Outstanding poise, he throws the ball better than anybody i've seen. He moved around the pocket extremely well.
Dwight Anderson was simply outstanding. I was watching him covering the WR's and he was blanketing them.
He even got a INT, i believe. He also made a nice rush to the QB getting through 2 blockers.
I also was really impressed with the bench. That I mean is the coaching, and the demeanor of the players. It looked alot different from last year.
Everything was crisp. No confusions, players coming in-out at ease.
Players were really vocal and Taafe looked great in Ticats gear. He spent most of the game directing the players, and talking to the assistants in the coaches booth.
Burton Cummings is that you? I think I saw Burton Cummings at the game. Sitting in the alumni lounge. The guess who are from Winnipeg, so maybe it was him!
Cheerleaders? Without a doubt the best crew in the league. Take note Ticats!
I even caught some of the Ticat players staring at the cheerleaders during a performance on the field.
At the end of the game, I went to a restaurant across the street, and some of the Bombers were there!
Also possibly the highlight of the nigt was to see Mike Riley inducted into the Blue Bomber hall of fame!
That was also big news in Winnipeg for the past 3 days.