As discussed on this Forum, when the 2021 schedule was initially released, the 'Cats are navigating their way thru a peculiar part of the season.
The Montreal game was played following a Week 3 bye (we had no idea how valuable that Bye Week might be at the time) followed by a 9 day break before the annual Labour Day game versus the hated Argos. And then including Labour Day, the 'Cats have to endure a stretch in which they play 4 games in 16 days, culminating in a very odd Wednesday night matchup in Lansdowne Park. This will be a very tough stretch, especially for the linemen on both sides of the ball.
But this stretch begins with back to back games against the Argos, who might enter THF leading the CFL East standings with a 3 - 1 record, depending on a possible forfeiture of the Edmonton game. Does anyone have any further information on this?? I thought tomorrow would be the latest that the CFL could consider delaying this game. I suspect the Argos will get a favourable ruling here.
But looking ahead to this back to back encounter, I am having trouble accessing the "hate-on" that I was trained to have from an early age. The list of targets for the Box H hecklers was endless . . . Jim Corrigall, Jim Stillwagon, Granny Liggins, Larry Uteck, Mike Eben, Terry Evanshen, etc. and then the best of all, of course, was Coach Leo Cahill. Oh, how we loved to hate on LEO !! I actually miss Leo . . . actually the Toronto Argos would do well to find another character like Leo Cahill. We loved to hate on him; he was good for the CFL.
And then there was no lack of candidates for that list of targets, in the decades that followed . . .
But I have a major problem that many others on this Forum may share . . . where do we direct this venom, on this version of the Argos team ?? With Labour Day approaching, I just realized that I don't know anyone on this team . . . other than the 2 QB's !! So I took a look at the roster . . . I discovered there are only 5 players that have been on the roster for more than 2 years. One of them is McLeod Bethel-Thompson - he may never even put his helmet on during the Labour Day game. And the others are in the "tough to hate" category. How do you develop a hate for the Argos' Long-Snapper ??
Any suggestions would be appreciated . . .