Lighthouse      Zap's Digital Lighthouse
   


About
Zap's Digital Lighthouse is
a Blosxom weblog for our digital outpost on the Internet

For info
info@rax.org


Useful links:
Google
Cyberpresse
The Reg
Slashdot
FreeBSD
LinkedIn
Twitter
Boursorama
RAX
zap
Soekris
xkcd
AirFrance
Wiki soekris
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
ACME
blosxom

Categories:
/FreeBSD (24)
/admin (1)
/blosxom (6)
/games (3)
/hardware (17)
/inet (4)
/misc (37)
/notwork (2)
/software (11)
/tech (1)

Archives:
 2019 (1)   
 | July (1)
 2018 (6)   
 | December (1)
 | November (3)
 | January (2)
 2017 (4)   
 | December (2)
 | January (2)
 2016 (3)   
 | November (1)
 | October (1)
 | January (1)
 2015 (9)   
 | December (2)
 | November (1)
 | October (1)
 | June (1)
 | May (2)
 | February (1)
 | January (1)
 2014 (9)   
 | December (1)
 | October (1)
 | September (1)
 | August (3)
 | May (2)
 | April (1)
 2013 (20)   
 | October (3)
 | June (4)
 | May (2)
 | April (7)
 | March (1)
 | January (3)
 2012 (60)   
 | December (4)
 | October (1)
 | July (5)
 | June (7)
 | May (1)
 | April (6)
 | March (3)
 | February (14)
 | January (19)
 2011 (3)   
 | December (1)
 | November (2)
 2008 (1)   
 | October (1)


Blosxom

       

Sat, 25 Oct 2014

Football cheers: a trip down memory lane

The Alouettes from way back

Back in the olden days (we're talking late 1970's to early 90's here), my friend Francis (who's sadly no longer with us) got a bunch of us together and we got season's tickets to the Alouettes (*).

Just for memory's sake, I thought I post the quirky cheers that our little group used.

It went something like:

  • 1-2-3 Fwooomp!
  • 4-5-6 Yay!
  • 7-8-9 Areu!
  • 10-11-12 ... (**)
  • 13-14-15 Niaiseux niaiseux (generally hurled at refs or opposing team)
  • 2997-2998-2999 Booo Barnes!

and we didn't need a special code for "Put in Gerry"... somehow the coaches always seemed reluctant to make Gerry Dattilio the starting quarterback, but whenever he was brought in, magic occured (from Wikipedia: "Among Canadian quarterbacks Dattilio is second all-time in statistics with 9952 passing yards").

Good times were had by all, even though we lost more than our share of games in those early '80s.

I'm just sorry I missed the 2000-era Alouettes... somehow Canadian Football did not get much airtime in Paris and Zurich ;-)


(*) actually, it started off as the Alouettes, then became the Concordes, and then the Machine. That was before football disappeared in Montreal. So I left for Europe for 18 years, and the Alouettes came back and did great. So perhaps I should get season's tickets again, now that I'm back. We'll see next year.

(**) memory blank here... if Jacques, Marc-Andre, Alain, Nicole, or any of the guys remembers what 10-11-12 was, let me know.

/misc | Posted at 10:30 | permanent link