A few weeks ago we were walking through the lobby of the Best Western in Chesterton Indiana and a lady said "Oske Wee Wee". I was wearing a black Ticats golf shirt.
It turns out her husband (From Illinois) had been transfered to Hamilton for a couple of years, some 20 years ago and they had attended Ticat Games.
On the same trip, we are sitting on a pub deck overlooking the Mississippi river in Guttenburg Iowa, sipping a cold one and a guy walks over, noticing my Ticats hat and asked if I was from Hamilton. A friend of his had played a year or two for the Ticats in the late 70's or early 80's. He had gone and watched a couple of games in Hamilton and even went up for one in Winnipeg. He said he loved our game and was really impressed with our stadium. I can't remember the guys name now but he said he had played for Iowa State.
It's absolutely amassing how our team's name is so well recognized. My Ticat gear has been acknowledged in Georgia, Florida etc. and we have made some new friends as a result of wearing it. :thup: