Bravo Fans. Bravo Esks.

A look at the stats will be coming later on, but Esks Nation has to salute the efforts of Eskimos fans to be a more involved crowd and to the Eskimos organization for promoting that spirit. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a little summary of fans around the league, and with the exception of Toronto, noted that Eskimos fans were just a little on the quiet side. Earlier this week on Facebook, the Eskimos offered up the following statement to the team’s loyal fans.


Attention Eskimo Empire,

We would like to thank you for your support of our Team and our Players over the past 61 seasons. You have been there for the Green and Gold through victory and defeat and have never lost your passion and loyalty for the Esks.

Eskimo fans of all ages deserve a winning team that excites and in…spires them. Our players in turn will feed off your energy and that will help lift them to greater heights.

We would like to call on our fans to once again stand behind us. When our Defence takes the field, we need your voices to be heard on the field as well. As the 13th Eskimo, You have the power to disrupt the Opposition. When our Offence takes the field, they need to know that you are silently standing with them. At this game, more than any other, we need ALL of our fans to take over Commonwealth Stadium, making it the loudest stadium in Canada. Make them dedicate their false starts and illegal procedure penalties to you, the 13th Eskimo! Line up with us, bring your voice, your horns, your flags and face paint.

Together we will accept nothing less than victory!



Bravo. Jolly good show. That’s the spirit.

Esks fans were much louder on Friday night than they have been, and it’s up to everyone to keep up the positive momentum. The crowd was louder when the Esks were on defense and showed their true colours despite the rain. Yes, there is room for improvement, but it was great to hear the fans cheering on their team. The Eskimos organization showed what type of fan they want at the game, and I’m sure will continue to to remind us all of the importance of the 13th Eskimo in the future.

As far as improvements go, let’s see if we can even louder this upcoming Friday when the Argonauts come to town in a very important game for the Green & Gold. As for corrections, when the stadium staff ask you to move to concourse during a lighting storm, please kindly follow their requests. They are only looking out for your safety, yet there were a couple of people who looked liked they were almost determined to sit out the storm in the rain. I’ll be blunt to those fans…grow up and act like an adult. And when Kelly Campbell tries to get you all fired up when the Esks offense is facing a third and goal on the one yard line, help out the offensive line and wait until after the touchdown is scored before leaping to your feet.

Small corrections and improvements they are, but Esks fans will most certainly work to be even better for their team in the future.

Great job out there.



3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by DK on July 31, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Grizzie, do you know when Tristan Jackson comes back from injury?


  2. @DK

    Tristan Jackson is eligible to be come back from the 9-game injured reserve list after the Labour Day game in Calgary on September 6th.


  3. Posted by dk on August 1, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Too bad, he will be a huge help.


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