Grover

Rocking Collaros' #4

Is this controversial?
I say no it is not
After the season he had last year he can do whatever he wants!  8)

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12h12 hours ago
Does this count as a number reveal?


Thanks to @Doc_Dave for sig

Ramrod

Grover, why is this being announced now?  I think Richard claimed this number weeks ago--it appeared on the current roster as such.  I also noticed some other number shuffling: ie., Don Unamba went from #39 to #1.  Mariel Cooper went from #28 to #20 (was E. Davis).  Jack McEwan took #99 (was Atkinson).  Jalen Saunders went from #89 to #13 (was Golson).  Bryant Monitz claimed #18 (was Jr. Collins).  Kevin Malcolm went from #32 to #54.  I'm sure there will be more movement as others depart and numbers become available.

blackandgld

If Richard wanted #4 June Jones should have given it to him when he took over. ZC sure didn't need it anymore.

Killer91

I don't like it...switching from David Shaw's old number to Zach's.  Not a cool defensive number if you ask me.  Maybe team marketing asked him so they can re-crest the 1,000 Collaros jersey's that are probably still kicking around.

Tipper

I don't like it...switching from David Shaw's old number to Zach's.  Not a cool defensive number if you ask me.  Maybe team marketing asked him so they can re-crest the 1,000 Collaros jersey's that are probably still kicking around.
8)  Ha ha Killer91,  good one and probably true !!!  LOL

    Thanks for bringing up the name of one the best DB's and CB's the Ticats have ever had,  
    ex Dallas Cowboy and Tiger-Cat  good old #37 David Shaw !!!

     Also one of my favorite all time  TiCat players !!!   :) :)

ExPat

Who was the Cats' best DB of that era:  David Shaw or Howard Fields?

bobo82

I don't like it...switching from David Shaw's old number to Zach's.  Not a cool defensive number if you ask me.  Maybe team marketing asked him so they can re-crest the 1,000 Collaros jersey's that are probably still kicking around.
8)  Ha ha Killer91,  good one and probably true !!!  LOL

     Thanks for bringing up the name of one the best DB's and CB's the Ticats have ever had,  
     ex Dallas Cowboy and Tiger-Cat  good old #36 David Shaw !!!

      Also one of my favorite all time  TiCat players !!!   :) :)
Totally agree with you on Shaw being one of the best the Ticats ever had . Only one small correction though.....good old #37 was David Shaw in Hamilton not #36  8) Unless of course you're talking about the Blue Bomber version of Shaw who switched to #36 after we traded him to Winnipeg for Leo Ezerins in 1983 .



Who was the Cats' best DB of that era:  David Shaw or Howard Fields?

They didn't really play in the same era . Shaw was already here for 7 yrs (75-81) when Fields joined the team as a rookie in the "81" season . Shaw and Fields ended up only playing 2 seasons here together (81,82) before Shaw was shipped off to the Peg in a trade for Leo Ezerins . He played 4 more seasons for the Bombers before retiring with "86" being his last year , ending a stellar 12 yr career in the CFL . Fields went on to star for the Cats for 8 seasons (81-88 ) before finishing up in Calgary in "89" .

Ironically though there are very similiar comparisons between these two former Cats .

* Both played for 8 seasons in Hamilton (Shaw - 75-82) (Fields - 81-88)

* Shaw was selected as an All Eastern All-Star as a Cat 4 times here (76,80,81,82)

* Fields was selected as an All Eastern All-Star as a Cat 5 times here (82,83,85,87,88 )

* Shaw was selected All-Canadian as a Cat 4 times here (76,80,81,82)

* Fields was selected All-Canadian as a Cat 2 times here (85,88 )

* Both of them were also used as punt /kick returner specialists in their time here .

* Shaw had 23 ints in 8 seasons in Hamilton

* Fields had 27 ints in 8 seasons in Hamilton

There are probably more comparisons that I missed . All in all though , considering that outside of two years that they did play here together and the fact that they really weren't from the same era I would call this a virtual draw as to which one was better than the other .

Oh and just in closing I think it's high time that both of these former stars get their just considerations for a well deserved place on the Wall of Honour at THF .







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Killer91

I had a David Shaw #37 Jersey in public school that my brother got me at the Jock Shop!  Al Mcoleman was my gym teacher.

schmenger

What about Les Brown ?

Count Floyd

Shaw was on some truly terrible Ticat teams.  Fields definitely had a better supporting cast.

stevehvh

Well, I'm  pretty upset that somebody has taken Ken Hobart's number.
"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously."
- Hubert H. Humphrey

bobo82

I had a David Shaw #37 Jersey in public school that my brother got me at the Jock Shop!  Al Mcoleman was my gym teacher.
Lol . I had a Howard Fields #16 Jersey that I purchased back in the early eighties . Surprisingly it still is around today and has survived all these years . My son currently has it and it's hanging on his wall at his home along with another old sweater of mine my Terry Evanshen #25 Jersey .  8)

bobo82

Well, I'm  pretty upset that somebody has taken Ken Hobart's number.
Here ya go Steve , just for you buddy ;D A little walk down memory lane with #4 Kenny H .  8)

stevehvh

Thanks, bobo!

Ho-o-o-o-bart!!

ExPat

What about Les Brown ?
Forgot about him for some reason. Maybe deserves to be mentioned along with the other two.  I guess I was never thrilled that he played more years against us than with us.  

And bobo, I think if two guys were teammates then they are from the same “era”.  Unless it’s like a Dunigan/Calvillo situation, where one guy starts where the other leaves off.  Or Garney Henley (60-75) and David Shaw (75-86) - the one year they were teammates is insignificant.  
 


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