…let me hear you ROAR!!
As the 2012 CFL is about to get underway, here are a few reasons you need to get off the couch and attend a live BC Lions game. If you’re any kind of CFL fan you’ll know that no matter how big of TV you have in your man-cave you’re still only watching half of the action.
So get up, get your orange on, and get to BC Place.
Here are my top five Damn Good Reasons
This is the pride of all BC. This team may be based out of Vancouver but they go out of their way to reach all corners of the province. Including holding training camps at various locations. This off season Travis Lulay, Angus Reid and other Lions personnel took the Grey Cup on tour of the province.
We should do our part and visit them on their home turf.
2.) Defending Champs
We all know the BC Lions are the defending champions and we all know they got off to a horrific start last year. Showing some enthusiastic early season support will help your boys get over the Grey Cup hangover, especially in the week one opener and Grey Cup rematch against Winnipeg.
Get ready for fireworks, air cannons blasting, and thunderous ovations as this high powered offense is set to score a ton of points.
With a preposterous amount of talent at receiver, the reigning CFL Most Outstanding Player pulling the trigger, an electric tailback and highly talented kick returners, the Leos are looking to assault all scoring records this year.
4.) B.C. Place
BC Place. If the team isn’t enough for you to come out and watch, then just come check out the venue. Newly renovated, updated and modern. And with the second largest video screen in North America, you can watch replays of the Lions D pulverize their opponents in glorious Hi-Def.
Also on scene is the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the Lions Ring of Honour.
5.) Our Balls Are Bigger
The CFL is our game.
Not even poutine and curling is as significantly Canadian as our brand of football. With a larger field, unique scoring, 1 extra player, 1 less down, the CFL just lends itself to a wide open game enjoyed by some of the most passionate people anywhere.
Grey Cup 2011 – The Experience
What’s not to like about this video? Enjoy BC fans.
Lions 2012 regular season kicks off Friday June 29th. The rest of the schedule can be found here http://www.bclions.com/schedule/year/2012/1
Cheers, The Bartender