Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Disappointment at BMO Field

L and I went to see Toronto FC play the Red Bulls tonight out at BMO Field.

Well, first of all, I’m always disappointed when something gets a corporate sponsor-type name, but there are far worse names BMO Field could have (I mean, if you say it fast, it just sounds like a nickname for your brother or something).

Anyway, the seats were great (let’s face it, they’re all good there) and the view was fantastic, and there was a lot of action, but the same thing happened tonight that happened last time L and I went - early-ish in the first half Toronto FC scored, there was much joy and happiness. Then shortly afterwards the other team scored. Then, pretty quickly, they scored again. And no more scores were made.

Oh sure, there was lots going on, but it was mostly the various refs either completely missing things that happened right in front of them, or penalizing TFC for things that didn’t happen (admittedly a couple of things did, but nothing like what we got called on) while allowing the other team to get away with everything short of armed robbery.

Now I realize I’m going to be biased on this, but I really do think they’re overcompensating in trying to prove they’re not going to favour Toronto. It really isn’t fair.

I’m not blaming it all on the refs though, TFC is a new team and they still need to learn how to maintain their performance throughout the entire game, they seem to lose steam halfway through. But they’re new, and I think by the end of the season they’ll be much better.

Geez, anyone would think I’m starting to like the footie.

Oh, and I sucked at darts lastnight. Mostly due to not having played for a while, but at least a little bit because I can’t find my glasses - have you seen them?

1 comment:

  1. "but it was mostly the various refs either completely missing things that happened right in front of them, or penalizing TFC for things that didn’t happen (admittedly a couple of things did, but nothing like what we got called on) while allowing the other team to get away with everything short of armed robbery."

    hehe

    I always think that watching the Arsenal

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