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Sunday, May 27, 2007

The CFL Is Even Meaner Than It Looks

Russ Jackson, QB, Ottawa Rough Riders '58-'69

The CFL's B.C. Lions, winner of the Grey Cup in 2006, are about to unveil a season ticket ad campaign with the following tagline:

Since the BC Lions had such amazing season in 2006, we thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at all those dedicated opposition fans who made the long trek out to BC Place only to watch their team get slaughtered.

Each separate ad goes on to show a fan from one of the seven other CFL teams, watching in general agony as the terrifying 13-5 B.C. Lions rip their team to shreds-- only, each "fan" is pictured in presumably the worst stereotypical light possible.

So I ask the good-natured people of Canada-- inventors of hockey, shitty-tasting Carling Black Label, and bacon that is round-- do the fans from each of these cities actually look like this? (Except for the fruity-looking Montreal Alouettes fan; that one seems believable to me, for whatever reason.)

Calgary Stampeders

Edmonton Eskimos

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Montreal Alouettes

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Toronto Argonauts

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

My only other question is, Hey, Winnipeg guy-- are friggin' Blue Bombers shirts (never mind pants with legs) really all that expensive where you live?


Anonymous random woodrow said...

They all look like they're sitting on the toilet taking a bad crap.

5/27/07, 10:36 PM

Blogger Andrew said...

yeah that's pretty much us, eh. The Winnipeg dude is perfect.

5/27/07, 11:16 PM

Anonymous cc2k said...

The TiCats fan looks pretty accurate to me...

5/28/07, 7:26 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

You mean "Turbo"??

5/28/07, 4:17 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Speaking of the CFL being mean--

From Slam Sports, 6/21/07:

A fan suffered a broken jaw during an altercation over a plastic souvenir cup at last Thursday's pre-season game between the Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Two men were arrested.

6/21/07, 2:47 PM


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