Sunday 17 November 2013

Toronto Argonauts 24, Hamilton Tiger-Cats 36, East Division final, Roger Centre, Toronto, ON

I'm not a football fan ... I know the basic rules and that's about it.  Gord, though, is a big Hamilton Tiger-Cats fan ... they were playing the Toronto Argonauts (Argos) here in Toronto this afternoon for the Eastern Division final so we went to the game.  Whoever won today's game would be going on to the Grey Cup game next Sunday in Regina against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

We ordered our tickets last Sunday and the only ones available were in the "visitors" section, which suited Gord fine since we sat among other Tiger-Cats fans ... which meant we entered with the Tiger-Cats fans who quite enthusiastically supported their team.

Kids drew signs supporting the Tiger-Cats
Waiting for the doors to open
Waiting for the doors to open
Can you spot the Argos fan?

As I said, we sat in the "visitors" section with a lot of Tiger-Cats fans.

The Argos stretch and get ready for the game.

Pre-game peps!

Toronto Argos
Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Argo cheerleaders entertained.

Here come the Tiger-Cats!

Here come the Argos!

Robert Pomokav, a Canadian bass with the Canadian Opera Company and co-owner of Opera Bob's Public House, sang the national anthem.

And the game began with the first kick-off ...

The view from our seats, section 238, row 3
Interesting that they bike during the game

The Tiger-Cats cheerleaders entertained.

Kardinal Offishall entertained during the half-time.

The 50/50 draw was $14,650 ... sweet!

Alas, we weren't even close :(

Though winning in the first two quarters, the Argos fell apart at the beginning of the third quarter and never got the lead back and lost.

There was lots of celebration after the game ...

A group prayer

Presentation of the Eastern Division trophy ...

A few Tiger-Cats fans hung out with fans after the game ...

Though I don't know a lot about footfall, it was a fun game.  The fans are really enthusiastic and the noise level in the Roger Centre was high during the entire game.


Masshole Mommy said...

I love, love, love football!

Kat said...

I didn't know Canadian football was that popular. Fun fact: a friend of mine is engaged to a Toronto Argonaut :P