Song of the Day: Everclear - Nahalem
It's been 3 weeks now, but I think I have finally kicked the sore thoat/viral infection thing. Now comes the celebration of being in the city. Haven't done much yet except find a good grocery store. I did however catch a Toronto FC soccer game over the weekend and I must say I was really impressed. Granted the level of play will never match those overseas, but the atmosphere and "fandamonium" was amazing. I can safely say, it was the most exciting sporting event I have ever been to. I enjoy the crowd participation and interaction with one another. Sometimes the cheers can be too much, but most of the time it got a good chuckle out of me. Since soccer is split into 45-minute halves, going to the concession stand is a helluva experience. I love how the stadium sells massive 28 oz. beers! The beer probably adds to some of the rugged cheers heard throughout the stadium in the second half. So I guess you can say it's only a family event up until the second half. Parents, get your earmuffs ready for the children!
Toronto is a major sporting market in North America. We got your Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Argonauts, The Rock, and Raptors... Now with this new expansion soccer team in the MLS, Torontonians better take note. TFC games are going to be a hot ticket. The games are scheduled in the afternoons, so you have the evenings and you get to enjoy the great weather in the afternoon soaking in the sun. You no longer have to sit through a laborious baseball game for upwards of 3 or 4 hours. Soccer in Toronto is still making a name for itself. I had so much fun the last game that I think I might try and get season tickets for next year. It might be still affordable. Anyways, go out and catch a game this year, TFC soccer will not disappoint. And if it does, try the chicken pot pies in the concession stand. I heard they were great!