I love this! They're going to teach us a lesson by keeping their star player out of the Ivor Wynne game. That'll teach us a lesson. Oh, woe is us. What will we do now?
How dare Ticats stand in the way of the Good Ship as it demands that the rest of the league roll over to suit its whims. Next time we will surely jump when ordered to jump.
Fears for his safety at Ivor Wynne? Are you serious? Past experience shows that children in the stands are in more danger when the Argos come to town than any of the Argos are. (Yeah, I'm talking to you, Bashir.)
Tell me again how this guy will not get special treatment, he's just another player like anyone else. In another story today it was described how Ricky stole the number off another player's back - a player who presumably showed up at the start of training camp rather than halfway through. Why? Because Ricky gets what Ricky wants.
Maybe they can build him a Popemobile. That way he won't have to ride in the team bus with the Tier 2 players (i.e. everyone else). I can just see it now driving across the turf at Ivor Wynne (assuming they let him come during the regular season).
Will we be subjected to extra security checks for Argo games? Will everyone in Box H be prevented from carrying potential projectiles? Or will they just erect a giant plexiglass shield behind the visitors' bench? Are they going to deny Caretaker a Ricky autograph?
Argos are scaredy cats!! Football is a man's game. Please get back to us when you qualify.
(Note: I'm not anti-Ricky, just anti-Argo. He actually seems like a nice guy. Unfortunately he signed with the wrong team.)
There is only one reason the Argos wouldn't want Ricky to play in Ivor Wynne. They wouldn't want to read the headline, after the game, in the next morning paper. "Williams Tokes Up With Ticat Fans". During the game last night, fans sitting directly behind the Argo bench were continually inviting Ricky to come on up and smoke a "doob" with us. Ricky, being Ricky, couldn't avoid the temptation and climbed the rail to smoke with the Tiger-Cat faithful, much to the chagrin of Pinball Clemons. Williams said, "Those Hamilton fans sure know how to party and the stuff they have up here in Canada is primo."
It's also been rumoured the Argos may keep their newest star out of the game because Hamilton owner Bob Young wouldn't support them when they asked each CFL team to provide written assurances they wouldn't try to claim Williams when he was deliberately waived after this season to allow him to return to the Dolphins. Every team but Hamilton co-operated.
Geez Louise good for Bob. I could care less if he comes to play in Hamilton at all. Let him sit out labour day. Works for me.
Do they think we care whether he plays or not. So we only get 28000 instead of 31000. The people that should matter the most are the season ticket holders and they are going to be there Ricky or no Ricky.As far as I'm mcocerned if you are coming just to see Ricky then stay home and watch it on TV.
That would be unfortunate. After reading Rickys interview with the Toronto Sun, featured here yesterday, I was looking forward to the game. After the lengthy article citing all of his "mystical" oulooks and values on life, I had a picture of the game being played out like the classic Python skit of the soccer game between Greek and German philosphers. All the players could walk around aimlessly on the field, with a dubie and talk of life, death and eternity!
On the serious side, if he doesn't come it might have to do with how many players can dress for a road exhibition game, if that is still in effect (?) don't know. I can see not dressing him to take a look at border line players if need be. Guess it also makes for good hype in the Toronto Papers.
This is just FUNNY!!!!! The Argos are scared that even though they made the biggest signing in terms of news coverage this year that we are still getting the better press coverage. So they are trying to make IWS and the ticat faithful look bad.
Nice try boys. Instead of making us look bad, you just made yourselves look worse.
The argo’s are not going to let Ricky William play in Hamilton, so that IF Ticat fans want to see Ricky play before Labour Day they HAVE to come to Toronto to watch him. They might think that this might entice Hamilton fans who are on the fence about going to the pre-season game or the season opener to make the treck down. “Well, I won’t be able to see this guy play for a while, so might as well drive down the QEW to cheer on my cats AND see this guy?.
OR this might entice casual fans in say Burlington or Oakville who have no affiliation with the Ticats or the Argo’s but are interested in seeing Williams play to come to Skydome to see a game since casual fans might be incline to watch a game at IWS, since it is a real football stadium!
If it's true that Williams will on play at IWS on the 9th, and that blue team management will be behind it, then I sure hope that IWS will be sold out that day. And it's quite possible that the place will be sold out with or without Williams. If there is one team in the league that won't have as much of an attendance increase becuase of Williams' presence, it's the Ticats. So if the blue team's management thinks they can affect the amount of money the team brings in from attendance that day...
But with all of these Ricky Williams threads, there's a suggestion that's been made that I'm starting to like. You can click here to read it.