The Hamilton Tiger-Cats achieved a critical victory last night over their long-time Argo rivals in their quest for second place in the CFL East and a home playoff game. Meanwhile, the Hamilton Bulldogs picked up a nice 3-0 road win over the San Antonio Rampage last night to run their record to 5-0-1 this season. It was a very good night for the two main professional sports teams in Hamilton.
Fast forward to this morning. Page one of the sports section in the Saturday edition of The Hamilton Spectator contains a large picture and story about Luke Schenn of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Reports of the Ticat victory are on page three. The Bulldogs' victory is on page five.
Spectator reporters Steve Milton and Drew Edwards have done a nice job of covering the Ticats this year as has Garry McKay in his coverage of the Bulldogs but it is a mystery as to why the sports editors at The Hamilton Spectator would relegate news of big wins by the Ticats and Bulldogs behind an article about a player on a Maple Leaf hockey team with owners who have all but killed Hamilton's dream for an NHL team. One hopes that they reconsider their position and place Hamilton sports teams' stories first in Hamilton's major newspaper.