Souvenir d'Andrew : Les Als ont toujours fait partie de ma vie
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The Als have always been in my DNA. My father had season's tickets in the 50s and cried along among his friends when they lost in 1954.
I played sandlot football and idolized George Dixon. I played sports with Sam Etcheverry's sons. When I started playing in the annual Garbage Bowl in Montreal West, I got to meet my heroes, who coached the teams.
In 1970, i took the train to Toronto and was at the Grey Cup game. Afterwards, I was invited up to the coach's suite by Sam's sons and touched the cup and met the players, I clusinf Terry Evanshen and Peter Dalla Riva, who agreed to coach in the Garbage Bowl.
Years later, i was working at CBC and had the sad task of reporting on the demise of the team and interviewing Sam Berger and George Dixon. When the team came back with a vengeance at McGill, I could not have been happier.