Two excellently written articles on CBC, and not just because they are predicting good things for us.[url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/opinion/2011/11/dont-sleep-on-the-tabbies.html]http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/opini ... bbies.html[/url] [url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/opinion/2011/11/cfl-east-semifinal-ticats-will-topple-als.html]http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/opini ... e-als.html[/url]
Except for 1 thing. Anytime the Cats were 'favoured' to win a game this year, they ended up losing, & badly.
So, the quote from the 1st article tells it all:
"In essence, the Tiger-Cats have had four weeks to prepare for Montreal for the upcoming East semifinal matchup on Sunday, and I believe that you will see a very creative offensive game from the Tabbies."
This could be a good thing, or a bad one. 4 weeks of preparation should be enough to beat ANY Team, let alone a mediocre Als.
BUT - should they end up losing - the MB era is over. Mark my words...
As the article states
"After the narrow 27-25 loss to the Als in Week 16, Hamilton head coach Marcel Bellefeuille knew that his team could not finish any better than third place"
That was the game that the refs completely blew, if the Ticats had won that game then the last two games would have meant something and there would be no resting players. We would be talking about what a great job the coach has done etc
I don't think replacing the coach for next year will make one bit of difference.
I will agree, this is do or die time for Marcel, but I have faith. I'd rather see him ease into being the team manager since sadly, I don't think Obie has many more years left. We will wait and see though.
Again..it all depends on which Ticat team shows up on Sunday. But what I found interesting in the first article is the mention of Marwan Hage working back into the line up for the play offs. I thought he was done for the year.