I only worked a half day yesterday, I had a bunch of stuff to do in the afternoon. Yesterday morning went by in the blink of an eye. I like days like that…
I put my name in for a draw, it was for 4 tickets to the pre-season opener of the Calgary Stampeders. I won – I never win anything. Well, I guess I can’t say that now, can I?
So, I have 4 tickets plus a free parking pass. Not a bad deal at all.
I asked FM and my new roomie, I will call him “The Kid” (TK for short) and TK’s girlfriend if they wanted to go with me. FD said no, yes, no, yes, no, no. So, it was just the three of us.
The seats were great – row 6, Calgary side, 45 yard line. Not bad at all. The game, well, good thing it was pre-season. It was sloppy, especially on Calgary’s side.
To start the game on a punt, the Calgary receiver didn’t take what I would guess would be 2 steps back to receive the kick and instead decided to let it bounce into the end zone, which, for some reason in Canadian Football, is worth 1 point – I guess I can see the value in that and one point ain’t a lot, but come on.
The other thing that I don’t like about the CFL is the 3 downs – there is too much punting and not enough running because of the 3 downs. Other than that, I like it, it’s quick, the field is bigger than in the NFL, it has times when it can be very exciting.
Anyway, I had a light jacket on and by the 4th quarter it was 9:15pm or so and getting chilly. I decided to call it a night to A) warm up, B) beat the rush of people leaving and C) go home and sleep.
So, all in all, a good night. I was considering purchasing season tickets, they are very inexpensive, but I think that I will pass. I will likely go to a couple of games this summer (and fall) and see how I like it.
Umpiring today in Okotoks on the great artificially field. Looking forward to it.
Monday I am off to Edmonton and Tuesday it’s Lethbridge. This will be a busy week for sure.