"Rogers Centre, Also Home of the Argonauts" for the Torontoist
A few years ago I worked on a book on by Stephen Brunt about Canadian Football (100 Grey Cups, put out by McClelland & Stewart). I went in knowing nothing about football, so I decided I should check out an Argos game. I found that, while football isn't the most popular sport in town, the fans were more enthusiastic than any others in Toronto. There was face paint, homemade drums, and an entire section of the stands that housed a marching band made up of fans, the Argonotes. It was a good time, and, at twenty-two dollars, the cheapest game in town. I've been a fan ever since, and have always been amazed by the lack of interest in the team. I've written a short piece about just that for the Torontoist: "Rogers Centre: Also Home of the Argonauts."