Ok, I admit, I haven't really been a serious fan, or any type of fan really...I'm sorry. But it's hard not to miss what is happening with The Raptors! It's kind of amazing. I was so blown away by the large numbers of people spread across the whole country just singing the national anthem last night in support of our lone Canadian team in the big NBA that made it to the finals. Wow. Just wow.
So, as essentially non-fans, David and I were having a nice walk around town after dinner and we started to hear a crowd of people cheering. Then we realized that people were watching the game on the big screen at Mosaic Stadium. And, like moths to a flame, we wandered down for a look see.
And wow. I'd say there must have been 10,000 folks out in our little city cheering wildly, doing the wave - yes the wave, to support this team even though we were watching it on a jumbotron. It was kind of nuts. We got so into it too, and such an emotional roller coaster the game ended up being with that ultimate heartbreak at the end.
I am continually surprised by people and even myself. I sure loved the energy of the crowd in support of our team in a national sense of pride. It felt beautiful. All those people together, heartbroken together, filed out of the stadium without incident, in hope that there would be another day.
Go Raptors! Go Canadians!