Its with very mixed emotions that i write this letter and hope that you read it.
I will not go into the facts of how ignorant and narrowminded are mayor and councillors are. I can only say this
As a fan of 28 years of our beloved tigercats it pains me to read the words you say that they will be gone at the end of the 2011 seasons.
In my years of a ticat fan they have provided good times and joy to me throught my life. they became an inspiration to a very sick nephew of mine and were his shear joy he wore the black and gold colurs loud and proud.
And up until now some of my greatest things to look forward to have been ticat seasons.
In this city we have lost Many sports teams ( canucks redwings, dukes, soccer teams lacrosse teams etc etc) but theres always been one team that has stood the test of time infact 141 years and thats the HAMILTON TIGER CATS yes they to have had there moments but some how always pulled through… up untill now that is.
the other nite when i heard the news that you were pulling out i thought much like are counicillors ( what a hard headed etc etc) but then i thought
You brought this team back from deaths door youve invested in this city the team AND THE FANS and it simply aint working anymore.
Bob i understand that NOOne is in bussiness to lose year after year after year and it makes sense to me that you should be able to work hand and hand with our city reps but unfourtunately they cant see how too.
with all that said i want to thank you for everything youve i appreciate that you will keep them here till the end of your lease at IVOR WYNNE thats a big commitment on your part.
As for me i have broughten many new faces to the games and will continue in support of you and the team. I will do that this year because ive made a committment to season tickets.
As for next year i say no i wont be buying tickets or any merchandise for the simple reason that theres no hope when the final gun blows on the 2011 season the ticats are no more THE HAMILTON TIGER CATS.
BUT i hope that mayor picklehead eisenburger and his 11 other idiots buy every single ticket from you for the last game and donate them to the real ppl that make hamilton what it is not what they dream of it to be.
I hope something could be figured out between u and new council by the end of this year but i understand you can only be slapped kicked and punched so many times before it starts to hurt and you cant take it any more.
THANK YOU BOB FOR EVERYTHING YOUVE DONE AND TRIED TO DO FOR THE CITY!!!