Since my brother flaked out for Grey Cup, I took my always-available sales guy Carl Piro.
He flew in all the way from Toronto for the game and a fun weekend away.


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My lovely wife Natalia dropped us off at the LRT so that we could take the train back and forth to the game.
I can't believe I forgot my camera at Riderville on the Friday night though. Wow, was that out of control!
So much so that Mr Piro is a little bit hungover in this photo.

Video of Carl hungover



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Here is Carl trying really hard to not yak before we even went into the stadium. I was buying a
T-shirt for my friend Kate, standing in line, and I looked over and saw this pile of flesh looking
like a million bucks.

Video of Carl trying to rally


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I know it's shocking that I found a mullet at this event.


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I thought this sign was funny - especially since Carl and I had a case of Pilsner in our pockets
and our jackets. I actually got totally busted inside the Stadium drinking from my Pil -
"Um, sir, we don't serve that beer in the Stadium...".


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Some of the great Rider fans.


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Carl Piro and Chewbakka.


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The sad part about this sign is that I would've normally looked at it and screamed - "Yeah,
GO RIDERS!" Sadly, this sign has new meaning since the Riders lost the Grey Cup due to the
presence of an extra man on the field on the last minute field goal attempt from the Alouettes.


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Carl, at warmups at McMahon Stadium. I didn't have the heart to tell him that his toque is
super gay. Oh, who am I kidding, of course I told him! He just doesn't care how gay he looks.


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Two members of the Movember Club at the game.


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Some of the Riders at warm-up.


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A few more players.


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A really sweet flag on top of the Stadium.


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An equally cool flag in the stands.


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I took a cheerleader photo for my brother. It's a little colder here than in Toronto I'm sure.


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I didn't quite understand the umbrella thing.


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I liked this guy's mask.

Video from our seats



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It's pretty green in the stands.

Video of Oh Canada



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Natalia would call this cotton candy sky.


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Another mullet. It's not quite a Nascar event, but pretty close.

Video of the Half-Time Show



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I took a photo of the trophy when I thought we were going to win it.


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After our sullen departure from the game (I've never seen the air get sucked faster out of a stadium
before), we walked to another LRT stop rather than wait for the one at the stadium. I happened to catch
Piro dropping some pee. Thank goodness for a flap of his jacket!

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