Argos 2013 Schedule Released

The 2012 Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts have the newly-minted 2013 CFL schedule in their championship-ringed hand.

2013 schedule

2013 schedule

A couple of dates you wanna circle on your calendar (in my humble opinion);

Thursday, June 20 – The Argos host the Montreal Alouettes at…VARSITY STADIUM!!!  YES!!!  Sure, it’s only a preseason game, but it’ll be at Varsity!  We’ll finally see what it’s like to get the Double Blue faithful in a confined, football-specific venue, rather than the cavernous, multipurpose-but-not-good-for-any-one-thing Rogers Centre.  Don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a preseason game before…

Friday, June 28 – The Argos regular season home opener against the (homeless) Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  This will be the 100th Grey Cup championship banner-raising, ring-presenting night that all the Argo faithful have looked forward to since that epic night in November.

Thursday, July 11 – the Saskatchewan Roughriders come to town.  It’ll be a chance for the Skullers fans to say, “Thank you” to Rickey Foley, who departed Toronto via free agency to Rider Nation.  A local boy (Courtice, ON), and fan favourite, we all remember how overcome with emotion Foley was when accepting the Grey Cup Outstanding Canadian award.  Nuthin’ but respect for the man.

Friday, August 23 – A return match-up of the 100th, Grey Cup, the Calgary Stampeders return to the Rogers Centre.

Tuesday, September 3 – Montreal makes their first regular season visit to El Toro, which will give Boatmen fans the chance to say, “Thank you” to Ejiro Kuale, who was granted his release by the Argos this offseason to pursue an NFL tryout, only to return to the CFL and sign with the Als.  Kuale was an emotional leader in the locker room, whose pre-game speeches fired up the team like no other. #BeastMode will be missed.

Thursday, October 24 – With the Winnipeg Blue Bombers come to town, it’ll be the Argos ‘Pink’ game.  A partnership between the CFL and Canadian breast cancer awareness, the Double Blue will don pink, with a percentage of merchandise profits going to breast cancer awareness.

But, that’s just one fan’s opinion on the big games this year.  Comment below what you’re looking forward to this season.

Ridin’ the rail hard,


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