Saturday, 26 June 2010
Black and Gold Day, Pt. 2
Despite the weather, a group of us decided to head down to Ivor Wynne for the Black and Gold Day. Not much to report as far as the action is concerned. MacKay made a nice one-handed catch during practice, and the scrimmage portion was mostly dominated by the defense. The offense didn't score a TD (at least not one that counted), but the defense did snag a pick and had a chance at a couple more. Coach Bellefeuille provided a running commentary, and he was fairly engaging. He asked the crowd (which I would estimate to be around 250 people) some questions and seemed very affable and comfortable with the microphone. Once he's done with coaching, a career in broadcasting might not be far behind.
The weather was absolutely atrocious. The rain came down, then went away, then came down again. By the end of the two-hour session, I was soaked, as were the two people who came with me. But that couldn't dampen the day, even if it did dampen our clothes. But we're Ti-Cat fans; we're not afraid of a little rain.
After the scrimmage, the team made their way to the concourse section to sign autographs and pose for pictures. I had my #4 Arland Bruce jersey from last season signed by the man himself, and I had my photo snapped with Bruce, Otis Floyd and Kevin Glenn. All three seemed to be really nice people and were very engaging and more than willing to have their picture taken with this fan. Arland Bruce might be, from our brief conversation, one of the nicest people I've ever met. Not to say that Glenn and Floyd aren't, but Bruce seemed genuinely excited to be interacting with the fans.
A really good afternoon. If the weather had been nicer it probably would have been a great afternoon.