Thanks for posting the lyrics. My favorite verse. Very true. That's all any fan wants. Especially in the CFL where you have guys in some cases whose hearts long for their shot in the NFL. All I would ask of these players is that while you are here, take time to soak it all in and enjoy it for what it is. Maybe it's different, maybe it's on a smaller scale, maybe the money isn't anywhere near that of the NFL but it's real and it's pure and the fans are awesome.
I encourage dreaming. Dream big and if the NFL is your thing than I hope your dreams come true. It's a great game too. I am a fan. (not as good as the CFL though. ), but when we play because we love 'it' whatever form you get to play that with which you love, you forget about money or fame or even the chance to play in your own country or in your own hometown even. You remember simply how much you love the game and how lucky you are to play it professionally anywhere.
Look at our idols. Covington's, Montford's McManus's, Winfield's and Fluties, and, and. All American's who thrived, were loved, and who continue to be loved long after their time in Hamilton or in the CFL has come. Their names hang on walls in our stadiums and their busts in our Hall of Fame.
Be here. Have fun. Give us your heart, and we'll give you ours.
It's okay to dream big but perhaps there are many other American's who either haven't made or are not starting in the NFL, that could be stars and have a lot of fun and cherished always, for their contributions to the cities who love and await this great game to return or be born for the first time in their communities.
Artists like the Arekell's selling this game and especially our Cats ... these are the not so little things that can help us grow and strengthen this wonderful game.
It's something we can never lose. Never. It's our game. One I hope we can all slowly sell so many other Canadians who haven't realized this yet, how lucky we are in today's marketplace to still have something so deep in tradition, and something that has remained true to being the Canadian game that it is. Big balls, wide and long fields, 3 strikes and your out, cold in the fall months and much more intimate than it's American counterparts. It's different and that's what makes it beautiful.
This is some great news at the perfect time. A time when we are struggling in so many ways on and off the field, and needed a good boost of alright. Let''s get our game on. We all go in funks so let's shake it off and start hummin' again.
Osskee frickin' wee wee. Let's kick the ghots of Molson Stadium in the arse tonight.
I want to be under the lights
Swept away, hot summer nights
If you give me your heart, if you give me it all
I promise I'll stick around for the fall.
And a quote from my favorite football video, "You can't be unemotional. Football's an emotional game."