Hey Stamps Fans!
We’re back from the Labour Day rematch in Edmonton with another big win! With the final score of 36 – 20 , the Calgary Stampeders showed the Edmonton Eskimos that a Labour Day win still belongs to Calgary!
The trip started off on the three-hour bus ride filled with laughter as we watched Cheer Extravaganzas from previous years. It was great to see past routines and cheers and all the vets who remembered them and tried to reenact these dances while sitting in their cramped bus seat.
On our arrival in Edmonton, we quickly checked into our hotel rooms and were off again to the Commonwealth Stadium, where we were greeted by a decorated change room courtesy of the wonderful Edmonton Eskimos Cheer Team.
As a rookie on the Stampeder Outriders, I was a little hesitant heading onto Edmonton turf, knowing that the Eskimo fans may not be as welcoming as ours, but I was pleasantly surprised to see both Edmonton and Calgary fans enjoying the game with us there. The Edmonton fans were energized as they helped cheer on their team. And as for the Edmonton Eskimo Cheer Team, they were so welcoming and supportive of our stay there and made it easy for us to cheer our loudest in a stadium full of enthused fans.
After a big win such as the Labour Day game in Calgary, it would be easy for a team to be complacent but the Calgary Stamps showed why they are the best team in the West by putting together a great second half and coming out with a W! With such great players fighting for the win, it makes cheering for them that much more enjoyable.
The fabulous finish by the Stamps ensured a great night for us Outriders and I look forward to returning to Edmonton for the 2010 Grey Cup and hope to see more exuberant and passionate fans!
Hope to see you all at the next home game on Sept. 25.
Go Stamps Go!
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