I woke up at 4:00 this morning. Prior to that, I woke up a couple other times with those ahhh-did-I-sleep-in-and-miss-my-flight jumpy twitches.
But I didn’t. So I just got up and ready.
In the Regina airport, I crossed paths with pretty much the whole BC Lions team. Would you believe me if I told you that 42 professional football players can be spotted in an average Canadian prairie airport without the use of any special surveillance equipment?
Then I bumped into Coach Buono himself.
I had my Rider jacket on. He had his Lion look on. Our eyes met; no words necessary. I wanted to say, “Hey Wally, how’d Mosaic Stadium treat you last night?” But I decided just to silently nod.
You know I love you, Wally. And I hope your cholesterol is still down—the CFL would never be the same without you.
But I do hope the east side made you feel welcome last night.