It seems to be quite topical and popular these days to discuss informally and sometimes even formally ... the Mount Rushmore of a sport or more specifically ... a sports team.
So with that said ... who's on your TiCats' Mount Rushmore?
The real Mount Rushmore has 4 Presidents that span over 120 years in office & 26 Presidencies. So I think with that as a frame of reference, we can choose from the entire history of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Tigers, Wildcats & Flying Wildcats!
My four to be depicted upon the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Mount Rushmore would be ...
It was A LOT tougher to select just four than I had imagined! And I mean A LOT tougher than I had imagined!
(P.S. I'd have George' Lee's Fruit Market & Ivor Wynne in the background somewhere/somehow!)
Hard to believe by today's standard and year in year out roster turnover that happens in today's football,that although the "67" and "72" Grey Cup teams were 6 years apart that if you look at both team photos that there was 10 players who played on both championship teams in "67" and "72".What makes this even more remarkable is the fact that in those days a CFL roster consisted of only 32 players dressed per game.That "72" team was the end of the Cat Dynasty that saw the team appear in 5 Cups in a 10 year span from 63-72 winning 4 of them in 63/65/67/72.Big Ang #68,Garney#26 and Krouse#14 played on all 4 Cup winners in that 10 year span. :rockin: :rockin: :rockin: :cowboy:
Ask me in 10 years....If Bob Young get's his wish (and mine)... A string of Grey Cups...competitive every year and a stable franchise...new stadium... leaving us a lasting legacy...I'd have to include him on that.
I must have stared at that 1972 team pic for 10 min. and can't believe the number of players names I remember.
That was the team that got me started as a true fan. I knew Gord personally (RIP) I watched the GC game from my
grandfathers attic that year. 'Williams Cats, Williams Cats, William Cats are Grey Cup Champs!' Any one remember that chant?