The Final Regular Season Ticat Game at Ivor Wynne Stadium
Tiger-Cats vs. Blue Bombers
October 27, 2012
It's that time again. Tiger-Cats gameday is here again. And it is not just any gameday. It's a day that we knew would eventually come, but it's a day that not all of us necessarily looked forward to. It is the day that this Ticat team plays its last regular season game at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Many Ticat fans will be there at the game, but those who cannot make it to the game can discuss the game in this thread while the game is on. You can think of this thread as being like a virtual living room where fans discuss the game with each other. You can think of it as being like a virtual broadcast booth where what happens in the game is mentioned and commented on while it's happening. You can also think of it as being like Twitter but without the character limit. In any case, here we go.
WHAT – The Final Regular Season Ticat Game at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Tiger-Cats vs. Blue Bombers.
WHO - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
WHY – To see if the Ticats can make it so they'll still have a chance of making the playoffs and make it so that what may be the last Ticat game at Ivor Wynne Stadium will be a Ticat win.
WHERE - The historic, venerable, Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario. And this may be the last time we will be able to say that a Ticat game will be held there.
WHEN - Saturday, October 27th, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
HOW - Radio: CHML (900 kHz AM) or Y108 (107.9 MHz FM) broadcasting from Hamilton.
Television: TSN and RDS2.
Click here to view CFL.ca's live scoreboard for recent games. You can click the link to view this
game's scoreboard whenever it becomes available, which will likely be just after the opening kickoff.
Click here to view what Drew Edwards posts on Twitter. He'll almost certainly be tweeting useful information during the game.
Click here to read an article title "A Farewell to Ivor Wynne." I'm sure you'll find it well worth the time to read it all.
Well, after very many Ticat regular season games have been played at this stadium at 75 Balsam Avenue North in Hamilton, it is time for that last one to be played. It is a game that the Ticats need to win, and not just for sentimental reasons. Both the Ticats, and their opponents, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, need this win in order to still have a chance of making the playoffs. And if the Ticats win this game, there is a chance that they will play one more game at this stadium. And if they lose, then the last Ticat game at Ivor Wynne Stadium will be a loss. It may seem as if I am making it seem like the fact that this is the final Ticat regular season game at IWS matters more than the fact that seasons are on the line today. But after many decades, during which many fans and players from a number of different eras and generations had come and gone through this stadium, this truly is a historic day. I am unable to put into words how significant it is. Fortunately, I'm sure that many Ticat fans can describe what this stadium is to them, and how significant this day is. In fact, some already have done just that.
There have been many memorable moments that have occurred at this building on 75 Balsam North. And now that all but the final pages of the final chapter of the story of this stadium have been written, those who are not able to be there for this last regular season game can join me here in documenting what happens during this final regular season game at that stadium. After all of the great and memorable moments that have happened at Ivor Wynne Stadium, we only ask for just a few more great moments in the history of that stadium. And if this will be the final Ticat game to be played at Ivor Wynne Stadium, then it will hopefully be yet another one of the games held there that we will enjoy looking back on.
And now, I only have one thing left to say, which I will say "more loudly" than usual, which of course. is...