Stadium half-full. Almost no energy in the crowd- it seemed liked most were season ticket holders or those with families who had been given tickets by holders so they could bring kids for ‘family day’.
The mood was unfriendly… for the 'Cats. Even before the game the cynicism in my section was palpable… AND I’M IN THE FAMILY SECTION.
Once the 'Cats got losing the game became fun in a twisted and perverse way as people were predicting the next disaster and getting off cracks about the state of the team. The game actually got more boring in the second half when BC slowed and the 'Cats got a score. At that point it became tedium. As Taafe said on the radio- he could yell out to the players from the sidelines and they could hear him. The crowd was clearly not on the side of the team tonight.
Long-time ticket holders were leaving extremely early… people who I have NEVER seen leave early.
I stayed to the end but left immediately so I don’t know how the autograph session went. Does anybody?
The team was listless in the first half. The short week has to have something to do with it. But overall… the worst experience I have had in many a year. It can’t have been fun for the team but it bodes disaster for future attendance.