How I Became A Fan
April 28, 2015
Hey Argos Empire!
The Argos twitter account posted this earlier today:
With #HowIBecameAFan trending today, how did YOU become an #Argos & @CFL fan? Share your stories with us! @CFL pic.twitter.com/kcq4MfNeso
— Toronto Argonauts (@TorontoArgos) April 28, 2015
And it got me thinking, “Hey, how DID I become a fan?”
It really starts with my high school friend, Freddy. He left the friendly confines of, “The ‘borough” to study in downtown Toronto, fell in love with the city, and stayed there. I was always looking for an excuse to go bother him in person, and in 2005, he suggested going to the Argos game.
Now, it happened to be this game:
What I remember about that night is great friends and a great atmosphere (yes, I know the Argos lost).
That offseason, we got talking about tickets. We found them incredibly reasonably priced, and we began discussions on where we’d sit;
Jube: How close to the field can we get?
Freddy: Looks like we can get pretty close, depending on what you wanna pay.
Jube: Cool. Don’t think I wanna sit behind anyone. Hey, what about the end zone?
Freddy: Yeah, that’s doable.
Jube: Hey, how close can we get to the middle of the end zone?
Freddy: Section 122. It’s pretty close.
This’ll be the tenth season for Freddy and I seated in Section 122 Row A Seats 106/7. Since that first game, we’ve added five more season ticket holders to our row, caught a couple field goals, bought cheerleader calendars, made some awesome friends, saw the Argos host and hoist the 100th Grey Cup, and put together a pretty nifty Argos fan blog.
So, in answer to your question, How I became a fan? They have been the catalyst to some awesome memories.