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By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted July 31, 2010 at 10:04:36

Now I'm torn, actually embarrassed, because my brother, who still lives in Toronto, and I are planning to attend next Saturday's game. This would be his first time at a TiCats game, same as last fall was my first time. We're not even that much into football, but like the energy of the crowd. We were going to check out my new place, and experience some of the positive elements of this city. I'm now faced with trying to decide if I should pursue a refund on my tickets for the remainder of the season.

Should I say "sorry bro, no game" and try to salvage some dignity after the threats my support of the team has rewarded me with, or attend the game like an abused spouse thinking they could still change their minds?

THat's a hard question. Might I suggest that perhaps you still go. Not for the Ti-Cats, but for the kids and people who love IWS and the history behind both the franchise and the stadium. Let your brother see what this is all truly about. What it was about before this Pan Am things anyway. History, civic pride, the energy of the crowd. As I said in my story, sometimes it's more about that energy, than the game itself. I have missed entire games just enjoying the people and that energy.

I already feard that this next home game, where our 1972 Grey Cup champion Tiger-Cats will be in attendance, might be the last game we could truly enjoy, before a decision was made that could change the environment at IWS.

If nothing else, I hoped after the decision we would be able to enjoy a few more fun years together at IWS, but I truly fear that come Aug. 10th, that might not be possible. Perhaps not possible going forward from today, with that recent letter from the CFL.

I'll be there. Let's make it a night to remember. To reflect on the history of IWS and the Tiger-Cats. Not about politics. Keep politics away from this place. I was thinking about wearing a 'Save Ivor Wynne Stadium' T, but now more than ever, I just want to enjoy a great night with friends and fellow fans, before the you know what hits the fans.

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