Brenda and I attended the Argo game last night (versus Montreal). We had been looking forward to this night for some time basically because of our crazy schedules the last couple of weeks. We left O’ville just after 4:30 p.m. hoping we would have enough time to have dinner in a restaurant downtown before the game but it took us two hours to get there (TO traffic). So by the time we got to the Rogers Centre we just decided to go in and have a "sub". The game was great even though we left at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Here is what I learned last night:
It is better to go to a Argo’s game rested than totally spent. It takes a significant amount of energy to get into the city, and negotiate the "excuse me, excuse me" of everyone wanting to get in and out of their seat at a game.
Don’t go to an Argo’s game unless you are prepared to deal with the aisle traffic. People selling their concessions, fans who don’t have a clue that you aren’t supposed to walk up and down the aisle while the play is going on.
Cowbells are really really loud. When I think of downtown TO cowbells just don’t come to mind. But they are a staple at the Rogers Centre during Argo’s games.
A 50 yard field goal is a long kick. The poor Wendy’s kick for a million guy – Dave Thompson (?) – was not even close. That is another thing I learned . . . fans can be merciless even towards other fans. The poor guy I thought he was going to be booed off the field.
Anywhere with my wife is good.
We had a blast watching the Argo’s win. Let’s go blue