My good friend Dave M. has been trying to convince me to become a Lions fan for a long time. Personally, I’m not a big football fan, but I do love sports and I consider myself a BC girl. So hey, why not give it a try?
It just so happened that another friend of mine, Tom, was having a birthday yesterday and got a bunch of tickets for all his friends. We started off with a few shots of my favourite tequila each, and then… to the Lions game!
After going to numerous Canucks game at GM Place, I was completely floored by how much bigger BC Place was. The sheer number of empty seats was surprising too. I was happy to see a lot of orange in the crowd, but it really did seem like only a quarter of the crowd actually knew what was going on. I think everyone else was there to drink.
I was also surprised by the selection of food… not nearly as much as at GM Place. There were fewer stoppages in play (no “advertising breaks”), and definitely less ads and commercials in the stadium. That was actually really nice. I think hockey would be much more enjoyable without the flashing ads and loud commercials all the time. I will also say this — the DJ was way better at the Lions game.
Not just that, but the Lion claws and the orange were much more eye catching and “fierce” than the blue Canucks colours and the Orca. I mean really… an Orca?! I decided to get myself a Lions hat, and I tried my best to pay attention to the game. Geroy Simon was definitely one to watch, and (in my very little football knowledge), it seemed like the Lions played pretty good defense last night. Lions beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 40-10.
So Dave, yes, I had a lot of fun. I’m not sure if I’m going to convert to a Lions fan anytime soon, but I really had a great time. I’ll always be a ‘Nucks fan at heart, and I think I only have room for one sports team in me
After the game, the group headed to Library Square for some drinks and dancing. What a funny name for a club. And it was 80s night too. Perhaps a little too “cougar-ish” for me, a little too old school as well, but we still had an awesome time.