My Open Letter to the great Tiger-Cat Fans
Dear Tiger-Cat fans,
As you may or may not know…I will not be back for a forth year as the voice of the Ti-Cats. My role at The Score is expanding to the point where I can’t guarantee the time and commitment the great fans of the Tiger-Cats deserve from their Play by Play voice.
It was, without a doubt, the hardest decision of my career.
I’ve traveled throughout Canada and believe me when I tell you…you guys are the most passionate fans in the CFL! This passion deserves someone who is able to put as much of their heart and soul into the job as you do to supporting the team…and I can no longer do that.
I wish I could have grown old with the Tiger-Cats, but it just wasn’t viable. I know, in the future, when I look back at the last three years I will be able to say to say it was not only a great time, but a big part of my growth as a broadcaster.
For the folks I got to know pretty well (you know who you are) I just want to thank you for treating me like one of your own. From chatting in the west endzone before the game, to those who made the trip to Halifax for a black and gold party on the Atlantic…I enjoyed every minute of it!!
If we didn’t get the chance to talk I’ll still be around the stadium, website, team and fans whenever I can so don’t hesitate to come up and say hi.
I’m not trying to be sappy, but just wanted all of you to know how much I appreciated the opportunity to work for you…and that’s the way I always looked at it. I worked for the fans, and if that came across in the broadcast than I did my job.
I leave you in the most capable hands of all. Coach Sal!
John Salavantis was invaluable to me...and you guys still have without a doubt one of the best colour men in the business.
He was not only mentor to me, but a great representation for you the fans!
So Thanks to John Salavantis for always looking out for me...and thanks again to you the fans for making me better.
Oski Wee Wee!