Checking Down: News and notes from Week 12

TORONTO — A new week is on the horizon in the CFL, which should provide fans much excitement as the season series between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts will resume. In the west, Calgary Stampeders have given Jake Maier the start again the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Michael O’Connor will be making his debut as the starting quarterback for the BC Lions.

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Jake Maier will start at quarterback on "THURSDAY" correct your error. :sweat_smile: :rofl: :joy:

I am truly a die-hard Tiger Cat fan - have been for over 73 years - but man, that game last night just about did me in. I have never seen one player cost a team so much - - fumbles, interceptions, badly thrown balls, or simply poor execution - you name it! OK - I could ignore and forgive if it was just a really bad night (we all have had at least one in our life time) - but this is not the first of such nights for Dane Evans. What has happened to him - a loss of confidence? is he playing hurt? or has he lost what he never really had? I don't know! But it is time for the Cats to do whatever is needed to secure a playoff spot - now get your arses in gear and do it for the fans! No excuses - you can do it!