Hello Everyone: Due to some technical difficulties, I was unable to get back on site when the format changed. Thanks to Kevin Walsh and David Lachapelle, I'm back in business. For a while, I thought that perhaps I was banned, but Kevin assures me that this wasn't the case. He said there were some technicalities that caused some others not to get back into the site, as well, and that the situation was being corrected.
In my absence, some very news worthy events took place; the first being the passing of Ralph Sazio and Gord Christian. My profound condolences go out to the families of these two men. I frequently sat and chatted with Ralph before home games in Hamilton and Gord Christian was known to me as a local boy who made good and a fellow employee at Dofasco.
I knew John Bonk from Dofasco as well, when he worked in the Bayfront Chemical Lab. It's been quite a year of tragedies for this team, including Ron Lancaster's passage. I had already expressed my sentiments to his family and friends before the site changed.
I'm sure that the big win over the Alouettes this past weekend has been beaten to death on this site and I am just as elated about it as I know most of you are. It appears that our "O" Line actually CAN block! What a treat to see Quinton Porter shred the Al's defense with his pin point passing and his feet. Cudos also to Tre Smith for a job well done.
I'm sure it's been said many times in my absence that our "D" and Special teams continue to require tweaking. Hopefully this will happen soon so that in Hamilton, we can start thinking "PLAYOFFS" again.
Our interim coach, Marcel Bellefeuille could be the Ticat coach of the future. Players and fans all seem to like this guy. He's young and probably has a great future ahead of him in the CFL. The team seems different with this man in charge. Continued success to him, particularly next weekend in Montreal. I'm not looking for miracles here with two wins in succession, but continued signs that this team is headed in the right direction.
It's great to be back with all of you! :thup: