Hey guys! Greetings from the US, and specifically Texas. We tend to be a little bit of a cavalier crowd and are boisterous with our opinions down here, but we fully embrace being part of a team, culture, and understanding the history of the team and its fans.
With that said, what can you share with us to give us the CFL background, Ti-Cats background, and help us with our ramp to supporting the team this year.
You will find a very loyal following from Texas supporting Johnny, especially Texas A&M fans (who just happen to be known as the 12th Man and about as loyal a following that exists on the planet).
Tell us all about the Tiger-Cats, the name, the history, and what is to love about this team, this location, and maybe some pointers on visiting for a game. I'm CERTAIN I will make at least a game this season if Johnny plays.
During WW2, Hamilton served as a Royal Air Force training base. The 119th Tiger Squadron based here, was named after the team. Though it's no longer called such, the squadron still exists as 424 Search and Rescue out of Trenton AFB
Hamilton Tiger Cats . Not sure but I think they are still undefeated against the AFL later a NFL team .
The last team to play against an all US team of AFL/NFL calibre and they won playing one set of rules one half and the other the second . They beat the Buffalo Bills and I think they had Cookie Gilchrist an ex CFLer star ; so they should have won . Had a great career .
I think winning hurt the image of the AFL and you can't have that so no more games for you .
A Hamilton Football team has won championships in every decade in the last century only the Rochester RedWings in Triple A have done it in North America .
Just as a side note the US has a football factory we can't even consider matching but you produce so many guys under valued for a NFL career we get them and are able to hold on to them .
As a fan of both leagues I can honestly say you missed out on Nik Lewis's career (not a Cat ) he could have played in the NFL without a doubt . So many guys that just don't fit into the numbers game down there but because of the football factory you produce we are able to recycle and get a lot of bang for our buck .
Welcome aboard to the CFL which can be a little wild and unpredictable . Just hope you don't see any of the once in awhile doggy penalty games that prop up and judge it on that . It happens and were trying to stop it but it just keeps happening once in awhile .
What the OP might also want to know is that Doug Flutie is on record as saying that when he first came to the CFL it took him half a season until he was comfortable with the nuances of the CFL game. So expect something similar with Johnny Manziel.