Tiger Cats

17
Sep

Cats team up to promote CFL

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator: Dan Goodspeed and Alex Gauthier had very different high school football experiences. Goodspeed grew up in small-town Ohio where the community essentially shut down on Friday nights to watch the local team play, while Gauthier, a product of the Gaspe Coast in Quebec, didn’t play at all — there was no team. […]

16
Sep

Nick Setta is fine

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator: Nick Setta is fine. No matter how many times you ask him and no matter how many ways you word your question, the answer’s always the same. He’s fine. Period. End of story. Fine. Yes, he admits he fractured three vertebrae in a pre-season game against the Toronto Argos back in late […]

16
Sep

Ticats cut Chris Davis

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator: In seasons past, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have made roster decisions in hopes of achieving instantaneous improvement, a merry-go-round of players getting on and off the squad as the team attempted to find its way out of the losing wilderness. But general manager Bob O’Billovich and head coach Marcel Bellefeuille now have a […]

15
Sep

Stala having banner campaign

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator: There’s a picture of Dave Stala celebrating his first touchdown in a Tiger-Cat uniform, mobbed by buddies he went to high school with. They’d leaped from the hospitality suite he’d arranged the moment he’d crossed into the end zone and they enjoyed a brief but happy group hug. It was a cool […]

14
Sep

Stamps will be tough test for Ticats

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator: Ticat head coach Marcel Bellefeuille gave running back DeAndra’ Cobb a vote of confidence yesterday, despite his fumble in the loss to the Argos — his second fourth-quarter fumble in three games. “I don’t foresee making a change. The fumble last game was a situation where he landed on his elbow, lost […]

11
Sep

Tiger Cats passing the grade at mid point in season

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator: Quarterbacks: C+ Quinton Porter was supposed to be The Man but he’s been dinged up and, even before that, he was inconsistent. Kevin Glenn has been solid and sometimes spectacular in a backup role. But they both must do a much better job cashing in from the red zone. Too many points […]

10
Sep

JJ’s paying big dividends

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator: For Ticat linebacker Jamall Johnson, this underestimating thing has been going on for a while. How long? The Canadian Football League’s leading tackler got cut from his middle school football team. Twice. He didn’t play at all his freshman year in high school, sparingly as a sophomore. He went to a small […]

9
Sep

Cats hoping for back to back wins

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator: It probably seemed like an insignificant thing at the time, but a decision by Hamilton head coach Marcel Bellefeuille not to practise one day last week may pay big dividends when the Ticats square off against the Toronto Argonauts on Friday for the second time in five days. Instead of running his […]

8
Sep

Ticats win LDC vs Toronto

Courtesy Hamilton Spectator: This is family newspaper so we’ll have to play a little fill-in-the-blanks to get Ticat receiver Arland Bruce’s assessment of his team’s 34-15 win over the visiting Toronto Argonauts last night. “It sent a message. Karma’s a …,” Bruce said. Bruce, traded by the Boatmen in July after feuding with head coach […]

7
Sep

Argos, Ticats prepare for LDC

Courtesy Toronto Star: If there were any more storylines emanating from this afternoon’s game between the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, you’d have to think somebody was making them up. First, you have the usual emotion that comes with a traditional Labour Day game between two teams who have spent 59 years proving the old […]