It was fun , with the recent unification.
Cats fans , Als fans and a Stamps fan standing together for the common good.
However, lets have a thread that we can all share in.
For those of you who have been a CFL fan for many years as I am , I would be interested to know about this.
It does not have to be a positive one , just anything that stands out.
For myself, I have 3:
- 1971 ( grade 3 - 8 yrs old ) my first live CFL game . Stamps - 17 Ti-Cats- 1
-1975 watching on tv. Eskimos 48 Bombers 41. The reason this is weird is because the Bombers had to wear the Eskimos road jerseys. The Bombers jerseys went missing had had to borrow jerseys from the Esks with the names torn off.
Deiter Brock somehow managed to wedge himself into Tom Wilkinson's .
- 1975 . I saved this for the last. It was not a good moment. Horrible day in a young man`s life and CFL history .
You have all heard about the Tom Pate award.
I was at the game in 1975 ( Grade 7 - 12 years old ) between the Stamps and Ti-Cats.
There was a play were Pate was hit and went down and did not get up.
He was not even moving.
What made this even worse, was the 2 clowns pretending to be paramedics, walk on to the field nice and slow.
Like they were taking a nice walk in the park.
Fans were livid yelling for them to hurry up.
Anyway, they got him to an ambulance and off to the hospital.
He was in a coma. I remember hearing on the radio 2 or 3 days later he died in the hospital.
It was an aneurysm.
It was in his brain and it took that one hit.
I remember it clear like yesterday.
So glad he will never be forgotten with his name on the award.
Anybody else want to share anything .....