Distractions at Rogers Centre

By HOWARD BERGER

TORONTO (July 31) – Went to see the Argonauts and B.C. Lions play football Tuesday night here in town and found my trusty Nikon pointing mainly at images outside and above the stadium.

Needless to say, the retractable roof was open on a perfect weather night, providing a gorgeous view of the CN Tower soaring into a mostly clear evening sky. There were cheerleaders; beefy football players, and wonderful wackos hanging from the edge of the Tower, hundreds of feet off the ground. The game, itself, proved rather surprising as the Argos – minus their starting quarterback (Ricky Ray), No. 1 running back (Chad Kackert) and best wide receiver (Dontrelle Inman) – mauled the Lions, 38-12.

This is what my camera saw:

ROGERS CENTER HAS ATMOSPHERE ONLY WHEN ROOF IS OPEN.

YOU COULD OFFER ME FINANCIAL SECURITY FOR LIFE AND I WOULDN’T EVEN CONSIDER TRYING WHAT THESE DAREDEVILS (ABOVE AND BELOW) SEEMED TO ENJOY.

          

BIG FOOTBALL PLAYERS; SMALL FOOTBALL PLAYERS, AND FAKE FOOTBALL PLAYERS.

BETTER THAN FOOTBALL PLAYERS.

CONDOS RISING ABOVE THE HIGHEST SEATS AT ROGERS CENTRE.

CN TOWER IS UBIQUITOUS WITH ‘DOME ROOF PEELED BACK.

AIRBUS-340 AT CRUISE ALTITUDE OVER THE STADIUM.

FOOTBALL ACTION (ABOVE AND BELOW) AS NIGHT FALLS.

THE 1996-97 ARGOS – LED BY QUARTERBACK DOUG FLUTIE – WERE BEST IN FRANCHISE HISTORY.

RESPECT, ON THIS NIGHT, FOR THE CFL EAST.

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