mightypope

Another forgotten great game, and probably the best one ever played in Ivor Wynne Stadium, was the 1981 Labour Day Classic against the dynasty Edmonton Eskimos, which ended in a 34-34 tie. I still can picture defensive back Harold Woods running back a fumble recovery almost 100 yards for a touchdown.
This.
Place was electric. Felt like the franchise was going places and not the ham and egg teams of the recent past. City was responding.

Clements got jobbed on an intentional grounding call  iirc?
The "intentional grounding call" game occurred two seasons prior in 1979, in Clements second game as a starter for the Tiger-Cats. Funny thing, we were getting screwed by the CFL officials even way back then!!!

mightypope

Let me put my mightypope hat on...

1996 Ticats at Argos. Dunigan vs Flutie at Skydome. Game finished 38-35 Ticats in an absolute shootout. My dad took me to the game because it wasn't on TV (which was a joke).
Dunigan threw 5 Tds and almost 400 yards. Osbaldiston bobbled a punt snap late in the game and took off for a 1st down which set up the game winning TD to Earl Winfield. Argos had a late chance at a very long FG that fell short.
That might have been the greatest Ticat team that never was... and the greatest game not on tv. Dunigan had Mac Cody, Grant and Phillips from The Birmingham Barracudas.

Pope....correct me where I'm wrong!
Nothing to correct there Crash.....just an addition. Slotback Ted Long also came from Birmingham along with Matt Dunigan, Mac Cody, Marcus Grant and Jason Phillips.Who knows what would have happened that year had Dunigan's career not ended only six games into the season?

Onemoredork

Another forgotten great game, and probably the best one ever played in Ivor Wynne Stadium, was the 1981 Labour Day Classic against the dynasty Edmonton Eskimos, which ended in a 34-34 tie. I still can picture defensive back Harold Woods running back a fumble recovery almost 100 yards for a touchdown.
This.
Place was electric. Felt like the franchise was going places and not the ham and egg teams of the recent past. City was responding.

Clements got jobbed on an intentional grounding call  iirc?
The "intentional grounding call" game occurred two seasons prior in 1979, in Clements second game as a starter for the Tiger-Cats. Funny thing, we were getting screwed by the CFL officials even way back then!!!
Thanks, pope
There was something controversial in that game, maybe it was a non call

Killer91

'98 EF vs Montreal.
Montreal scored the touch down with a few seconds left to take lead.  Everyone was deflated in the stadium.
Next thing you know McManus is lining up -cooly makes a couple of passes and gets us to field goal range and Ozzie runs on the field.
We all stood up and when he made it - (my mother and I) were jumping for joy like I've never done before or since.
Easily the most exciting sporting event I attended live.

I remember the looks on the faces of the Montreal Fans boarding their buses to go home.

mightypope

Another forgotten great game, and probably the best one ever played in Ivor Wynne Stadium, was the 1981 Labour Day Classic against the dynasty Edmonton Eskimos, which ended in a 34-34 tie. I still can picture defensive back Harold Woods running back a fumble recovery almost 100 yards for a touchdown.
This.
Place was electric. Felt like the franchise was going places and not the ham and egg teams of the recent past. City was responding.

Clements got jobbed on an intentional grounding call  iirc?
The "intentional grounding call" game occurred two seasons prior in 1979, in Clements second game as a starter for the Tiger-Cats. Funny thing, we were getting screwed by the CFL officials even way back then!!!
Thanks, pope
There was something controversial in that game, maybe it was a non call
The controversy in that game occurred near the end of the first half. Hamilton is leading 17-10 with 20 seconds left on the clock. Clements hits Rufus "Baby" Crawford who takes it to the Eskimos 9-yard line. With 13 seconds left in the half, and the clock running, Clements frantically calls a time-out, a request which was ignored by the officials and the clock runs out to end the half. Meanwhile, a young Jake Ireland is watching the game on TV and says to himself, "So that is how you screw the Tiger-Cats". :)

Onemoredork

Thank you, mighty one.

SteelCitySteve

Being a younger fan, most of my most memorable games are more recent.
98 East Final, I remember listening to it on my walkman on my way to my highschool part time job. I'll never forget listening to the call when Ozzy hit that field goal to win it!

More recently, I had to Google this, but the 2009 East Semi-Final back at Ivor Wynne against BC in the cross over. I remember the energy in the crowd, a full house or close to it. I think it was our first home play-off game in years which helps explain the buzz. I dont remember all the details, but I think it was a late Ticat come back to put the game into overtime, Ivor Wynne went nuts and was loud only like a Hamilton sports crowd could be. The Cats lost in overtime, but I'll never forget that Ivor Wynne atmosphere, at its absolute best!

The last one is the....I think 2013 East Final @ Skydome vs. Argos. The game that would put Hamilton back into the Grey Cup game for the first time in 14 years! I remember taking the 10:30am GO train from Burlington and the train being packed, standing room only, with black and gold. An hour long train ride packed in with 10 cars full of rowdy die-hards! We were invading Toronto and they didn't know what was about to hit'em!

It seemed like all the Ticat fans were on one side of the stadium, that was the loudest I had heard skydome in years. It seemed it took Hamilton to remind Toronto how you're supposed to act at a sports event. The Blue Jays playoff crowds that followed a few years later seemed to have taken their cue from us 8).

The Ticat fans got louder and louder as we were defending that late lead and Ricky Ray tried to orchestrate a final drive come back. The defense held and we got to witness the Ticats win the East!

Here's hoping the next memorable game isn't to far off!

Crash

giasone

Greatest thread all season.

Mine are similar to some others

1983 East Final. I was listening on the radio. I have since watched the game on Youtube.
1986 East Final game 2. Again, I had to listen on the radio.
1986 Championship. I was 13 years old and started to cry when the hoisted the cup.
1998 East Final. I was in section 22 and it was the most exciting finish I had ever been a part of. I have watched the YouTube clip 30 times.
2004 LDC. I remember Davis ended up throwing up in the huddle in the 4th quarter but continued to play and ran for over 200 yards.
2009 East Semi-Final. When we tied it up the place went nuts.
2011 East Semi Final vs. Montreal. Great upset!
2013 East Final. I wish I was at that game, you could see and hear all the black and gold in the stands. I went to 3 games that year in Guelph including the one with all the rain.


FormerlyTurkish

That EE game.  Frank Kush era.  Wasnt there also a brutal intentional grounding play in that game.  There was a group who always had a sign up in Sec 7 of IWS that said CFL refs suck.  Man i miss that sign.   

schmenger

They still "SUCK,"

150GAGE

1986 Grey Cup, we had not beaten Edmonton in years, like 7 years, closest we came was the 34-34 tie mentioned above.
We beat the snot (and contact lense) out of Dunnigan.
By this time I was so fed up of Moon and Wilkinson, and Dunnigan looked damn good that year. 
What a way to end a streak. 
Speaking of streaks it's time to beat BLM (Stamps). Fed of his cocky attitude. 
The other game is the aforementioned game at skydome, Flutie vs Dunnigan. (Unfortunately Dunnigan was concussed the very next game against BC and it was the end of him for a long time.)

Killer91


More recently, I had to Google this, but the 2009 East Semi-Final back at Ivor Wynne against BC in the cross over. I remember the energy in the crowd, a full house or close to it. I think it was our first home play-off game in years which helps explain the buzz. I dont remember all the details, but I think it was a late Ticat come back to put the game into overtime, Ivor Wynne went nuts and was loud only like a Hamilton sports crowd could be. The Cats lost in overtime, but I'll never forget that Ivor Wynne atmosphere, at its absolute best!


In that game the crowd at Ivor Wynne stadium was the loudest and nastiest I can remember since '98.
The players were jawing back and forth before the game as the benches were close together and I miss the visitors having to walk the length of the stadium to get to their bench.  A couple of players were nose to nose (Johan Armour?? I think in a great trash talking battle with B.C.)

Casey Printers (who stunk with us) had the game of his life in a hostile environment and pulled off the OT win. Then he disappeared off the face of the earth. We were short a man on one of their OT drives.  I think that cost Belfaue his job. He and Glenn brought the team to the playoffs and then got turfed for Printers and Austin.  Then Printer's got turfed and we never one the big one!

ExPat



Casey Printers (who stunk with us) had the game of his life in a hostile environment and pulled off the OT win. Then he disappeared off the face of the earth. We were short a man on one of their OT drives.  I think that cost Belfaue his job. He and Glenn brought the team to the playoffs and then got turfed for Printers and Austin.  Then Printer's got turfed and we never one the big one!
Huh?  Bit of a mish-mashed timeline there.

Krisiun

More recently, I had to Google this, but the 2009 East Semi-Final back at Ivor Wynne against BC in the cross over. I remember the energy in the crowd, a full house or close to it. I think it was our first home play-off game in years which helps explain the buzz. I dont remember all the details, but I think it was a late Ticat come back to put the game into overtime, Ivor Wynne went nuts and was loud only like a Hamilton sports crowd could be. The Cats lost in overtime, but I'll never forget that Ivor Wynne atmosphere, at its absolute best!

The moment that the Cats tied that game was absolutely earth shattering. The stadium was vibrating so much that I am certain they detected seismic activity at the lab in Mcmaster University. 
 


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