My VIEW OF THE GREY CUP FETIVITIES IN TORONTO
Well , I was raised in HAMILTON and a DIE HARD TICATS fan .
I spent Saturday and Sunday enjoying the atmosphere, parties, bands, and events of the Grey Cup in Toronto.
I have to say Toronto did a great job of bringing in excellent Bands and great facilities in the Convention Centre.
What was also excellent was all the people that travelled from the various cities just for the grey cup experience . I think out west they see it as a major league experience and a big deal and traditional party sort of like Octoberfest . Each team was very well represented and friendly to everyone so I got to meet people from everywhere .
I went to the stampeders pancake breakfast noon on Saturday at Nathan Phillips square and that was a blast seeing a lot of western folk and cowboys and better yet cowgirls
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The convention center had TSN live there and lots of alumni and fun games to play . Each team had their own party rooms . all the cheerleaders were there and running around and they had a competition and it was a good show . It was nice to see all the cheerleaders and fans celebrating the CFL together . I was in ticats attire and a lot of people made comments to me taking CFL ..Got a lot of OSKIE WEE WEES ?
It was cool to see everyone dressed up as well in their favourite team colors . I was able to get pictures with Lui Passaglia and talk to him a bit..he was saying he’s played 25 years in the cfl and he still looks good . He is very humble and modest as I introduced him to my girlfriend as a star and legend and he said nah . I also met Damon Allen and got a picture ..I very good guy in that he had to get on stage and was going in pictures until the last possible moment he could have just blown us off .
I was able to participate in a football throw dunk the girl in the tank and I missed . The ball was wet and water logged ..I did not throw much better the Kevin Glenn did yesterday ?
I was a bit disappointed with the ticats party room as there was really no players or no MC and next to no seating ..so essentially a rip off .
I was able to see some cool bands like the Mahones and Spirit of the West and Doug Flutie showed and some fighter planes did a fly by and come pretty low . There were a decent amount of Ticats fans out there .
I spent some time in the beer tents as well and met some people and it was good time . It was a good Canadian celebration overall in our biggest city ..one thing I found off was io’d here “ARRRRGOS …….. AND THEN SILENCE ….I had never heard anything other than SUCKS after argos ?
I want to mention that I throught about the ARGOS and the grey cup and through that RAY trade for virtually nothing was pretty fishy and I imagine Tilmann and Edmonton was given a huige chunk of change under the table to make that deal as why else would they give away a QB in his prime at 33 for Jyles
As for the Game , well Kudos to Barker for getting Milanovich and Ray and recognizing that Kackert was too good to be on the bench . Also, gret move picking up Jones as the Defensive Co-ordinator and great move to bring that middle linebacker MClune over he is a beast ,
The game reminded me of how poor the TIcats Defence is especially our Db’s and Dline .