I have to admit I love reading the Hamilton Spectator. Love the local stories and the community feel. However, I am not thrilled with the coverage they give lately to the Ticats and the CFL as a whole.
Steve Milton and Drew Edwards do a terrific job with their daily stories. Unfortunately that is ALL we get - essentially two Ticats/CFL stories per day.
One would have absolutely no idea that the biggest game of the year in Hamilton was about to take place if you went by the Spec's coverage alone.
The Saturday paper had a great article on Emmanuel Davis, one other story and a very small "Gameday" slot. What-thats the best the Sports Editor can do??
In comparison, the Toronto Sun has exceptional coverage. I subscribe to both papers. You won't believe the difference in the number of articles devoted to the Ticats, Argos and CFL in general.
I have all of last week's sports sections right in front of me. The Spectator ran 2 Ticats/CFL stories Friday, 3 on Saturday and 3 today. That's a total of 8 CFL related stories from Friday to Tuesday. The Toronto Sun, in comparison published an unbelievable 38 CFL stories over the same time frame - 4 times the amount of coverage!!
To top it off, every week the Sun publishes the two page "CFL Blitz" during the week -power rankings, coaches comments, articles and many CFL tidbits of information. Love reading it every week.
The Spec takes sindicated American oddball stories on page 2 every day, a full page Nascar section, etc, etc.
Time to pick up the coverage Spectator!!!!!