Oh, what exciting times these are to be a Football fan in Toronto... The Argonauts after a middling start to the season that saw them reach down to a QB who couldn't even make the woeful Hamilton Tiger-Cats, they find themselves at the last week of the season now in sole possession of first place in the CFL's Eastern Conference by a single point over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. I won't argue that Saturdays game was pretty, because a 16-8 win involving a lot of Rouges (Single points on kicks for you American's keeping score), the Argos have stumbled into position to host the Eastern Final a week before the Skydome (Stuff your new name Ted Rogers) hosts the 2007 Grey Cup, the only problem is, they want a commitment to purchase our Playoff tickets by Thursday this week, before we know what date the game will be on. If its an Eastern Semi-Final on November 11 (Remembrance Day), then i will be in Ottawa supporting our Veterans and Troops at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, if its an Eastern Final the week after, you'd better believe i will be at the game.
Saturday night consisted of good old fashioned drinking and rock and roll with friends in Whitby. One of my planning classmates Corby has a house out there, with his Drum Kit in the basement, and a collection of his co-workers now get together monthly for some rock and roll in the basement, some BBQ and Beer, a general all around good time with friends. Another couple of Waterloo planners (Jakey and Edey) joined in this time, and I went out to see friends and enjoy the inevitable requirement of Corby's BBQ skills, Panago Pizza, Rock n' Roll, The Maple Leafs, Random Youtube (turns out R.Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" videos are funny if you are drunk....) and of course, the Trailer Park Boys!! It turns out, no matter how old you are, sometimes its still good to act like you are 19 and don't know any better and just let rip, especially when its done in a way where the only bad thing that happens is a Sunday morning hangover!
All in all, not a bad way to spend a Saturday in the early fall in Toronto