Seeing 4 Games Live This Weekend

Hey everyone.

My buddy and I are finally fulfilling our dream of attending all of the CFL games in one week. If anyone is interested in following along with our adventure, you can check out our blog.

We're also trying to become honourary Players of the Week judges. Go here to read more and write the league in support of our campaign.

What a great trip! Good Luck!

Fantastic! Wish I could join you!

Dude, that's so sweet! I hope you enjoy your trip.

What a GREAT WEEKEND! :rockin:

Try to take in the tailgate parties!

I know there will be one at the skydome (I helped pay for it...I'll call it what I Toronto and a few ticat fans are going to be there at the "Unofficial Tailgate" off Bremner ave.

Check it out! See you there! All CFL fans welcome1

Ok, I'm pisssed off, well jealous really. Have a great time kev, nice stuff!!!

He would never be able to do that when they have double headers.
This is the perfect football week
One game a day for 4 days!!!

Have fun!

That is awesome! I hope you guys enjoy every minute :smiley:

This reminds me of that time about a couple years or so ago when ThirdandTen pulled off 3 games in one week: with stops in Calgary, Edmonton, and Montréal (where he's from). But this could superceed it. Hope you guys have a blast enjoying the Canadian gridiron.

Awesome, I am envious.

Enjoy yourselves.....try to get some sleep! :thup:

So glad you're going to blog about it....will be following your journey for sure.

Be safe, have fun and cheers to some great football!

Thats absolutely awesome. So very jealous.

Sounds like a great time. Hopefully your next 3 games are closer than last nights.
I’ll be on the lookout for your t-shirt at the Toronto game.

Congrats on making the paper, fellas!

Cross-Canada trek a CFL dream
Pals visit four cities to see every league game this week

Tim Switzer , Leader-Post
Published: Friday, July 18, 2008

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[i]One weekend. Two fans. Three downs. Four games.

That's the credo of Alpesh Patel and Kevin Froese over the next few days as the friends cross the country to take in all four CFL games on the Week 4 schedule. The phrase is even splashed across the back of the custom T-shirts they plan to wear to each of the games.

Patel and Froese were at McMahon Stadium on Thursday to watch the host Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Tonight they visit B.C. Place to watch the B.C. Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. They're back in their home province Saturday as the defending Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders welcome the Montreal Alouettes at Mosaic Stadium in Regina before finishing the trip Sunday in Toronto as the Argonauts meet the Edmonton Eskimos at the Rogers Centre.

"Neither of us remembers exactly when we got the idea, but it was in the late 1990s," said the 34-year-old Patel, a Regina native. "It's been this ritual now where every year when the schedule comes out, we look to see if it's even possible. Most years there isn't even one week where it's possible because there's usually a TV doubleheader."

When the 2008 schedule was released and they saw the opportunity was when Patel and Froese, who met while taking classes at the University of Saskatchewan, really had some thinking to do.

"There was some excitement and some thinking, 'Are we really as tough as we think we are?' " Patel said with a laugh. "Suddenly it was completely feasible and there was nothing to stop us. It was fun when it was a gimmick and we didn't think would happen, but now that it was doable, we had to think if we actually wanted to. Why not? It's a fun goofy thing to do once."

"Since we first started thinking about this I got married (four years ago to Sonya)," added Froese, 36. "So it's like, 'Honey, is it OK if I go across the country to watch football games?' She said it was my dream so I definitely had to do it."

Getting to see one live CFL game is a rare treat for the friends these days, let alone all four in one week. Patel works for a biotech company in San Francisco while Froese is a software developer in Ottawa, where he started out as a Renegades season-ticket holder in 2002. While Froese gets to the occasional Alouettes game in Montreal, the Roughriders fan has not seen a game on Taylor Field in over 10 years.

"That will be the highlight," said Froese. "My dad still lives in Saskatoon so he's coming down and I'll get to watch a game with him. He's the whole reason I'm a CFL fan. When I was three years old, he sat me down on his knee and said, 'We're watching football.' I grew up watching from the couch beside him. Ultimately this is all his fault."

The highlight for Patel, he expects, will be seeing the ball kicked off at the Rogers Centre on Sunday. At that point, it will mean the trip was a success and that no flights were missed or cancelled. Getting from Calgary to Vancouver was not expected to be a problem but the trip from B.C. to Regina meant arriving only 21/2 hours before Saturday's kickoff. After that, it's a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call Sunday be be on a Toronto-bound plane by 6 a.m.

"A cancelled flight and it's not going to happen -- small delays we can manage," said Patel.

The CFL itself, could create a couple more highlights for Patel and Froese. No. 1: They want to meet TSN commentators Glen Suitor and Chris Cuthbert. No. 2: They want to pick the league's players-of-the-week.

"As the only people in the country to see all four games live, there's no one better to be judging players-of-the-week," said Patel.

And, one could argue, who is more deserving? Patel and Froese are shelling out close to $2,000 each for flights and game tickets alone.

"Once you pay that much for flights, you might as well get good seats for the games too," said Patel.[/i]

Grats to both and especially to Alpesh, who lives very close to me! Glad to see you haven't lost the CFL spirit since moving to the States!

Fantastic idea!
Wish I could do that.
Have a great weekend!

Its on the main forum page

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...awesome job guys!...have tons of fun...

Howdy gang. It's me, from Toronto, 2 hours before game 4. It's been an incredible weekend. The football has been great (mostly), and meeting fans from across the country has been a real blast.

We even did get a chance to meet Chris and Glen in Vancouver. You can get details at the blog.