I was probably one of the few Hamilton fans who had a positive night Saturday at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
In the second quarter, I caught the game football Rocky Butler through into the crowd. Nice catch, if I do say so myself
After the game, I waited outside the Saskatchewan Roughriders' dressing room - and thanks to a fine policeman who got me through security - I was able to meet Rocky, shake his hand, and thank him personally for the ball (which he then autographed for me).
A class act, indeed. Made another otherwise dismal night a very special and memorable one!
I'm glad Rocky represented Saskatchewan and the CFL well. No matter what jersey he's wearing and what city he's playing for, it's ultimately the fans' support that keeps the league running and its great to see his respect for the fans. He's made a name for himself in the last couple of weeks. If he continues to put this up, it'll be tough to keep him as a third stringer in Saskatchewan.
very True and you wanna know why its thrown back??
When I was 11 years old there was the Rider Rookie section (1970).... we could only afford tickets there..Our family was poor as we just recently immigrated from MooseJaw.. we walked to school in those days up hill.. both ways with no shoes and in fifty feet of snow, we used gopher skins to cover our feet...Tickets were like A Buck Fifty and was a full months wages for Poppa working for the Regina Redneck Railroad....If a football happened to venture into our section..we were beaten mercilessly by Stadium Guards with Bull whips until the football was thrown back..
AND THATS WHY YOU THROW THE BALL BACK EVEN TO THIS DAY