In reaction to Kenny, the Balsam Avenue Bengal Beat Blogger's recent "They're Done" Cat Chat:
Before last nights game we were 2 points out of first place and now our season is over? Thanks for the optimism Ken. It's so easy to dump on the team. How about giving them some support from time to time?
Do we blow this thing up, yet again...which doesn't work, or do we build for future success?
His job isn’t to be a cheerleader, but it’s also not to be an executioner.
Hi reporting is totally biased, but for the other team. He may as well be a mole for the Argos.
It doesn’t take a nobel prize winner to point out their deficiencies, but he could at least point out some positives.
20,000 supporters seem to have some hope. Maybe Ken should have to pay for his own ticket.
Actually, over the past few seasons I thought Kenneth Peters has taken it easy on the Cats; for a good example of a reporter "dumping" on a team you should read Herb Zurkowsky's venomous reporting on the Als last season (a team that went 8 - 10: my kingdom for the Cats to get eight victories!).
To write off the season at this stage is to spell the demise of the team. Do you really want the fans not to show up for the remaining games? I think Ken should take that into consideration, after all the team is his meal ticket. Don't bite the hand that feeds you...or it may bite back.
here part of Kenny's Blog.
"Is it over? Is the 2008 Tiger-Cat season for all intent and purposes over?
I think it is ...sorry Cat prez Scott Mitchell, it pains me to say it. But I don't work for you and I don't subscribe to ticats.ca
Why would I suggest something on Aug. 1 that would have seemed ludicrous at traing camp?
Let's go over it.
Cats are 1-5. With a strong west and the western cross-over likely Cats would have to go 7-5 at the very least for a chance at a post-season berth. Forget 7-5, I think we'd hold a parade if they could manage 5-7."
The Cats 1-5 record is very disappointing to say the least. However I am not in favour of blowing the thing up again this early in the season. Ken Peters did state that if the Cats do not win 2 of 3 before the break then Charlie is gone.
The team is playing better than last year but still not winning.
Keep the coach until the season is over, let the players develop and get a new coach in the off season. Do not have a disaster like 2006 when the players knew none of the coaches would be back and did not seem to care.
Don't blame Peters for reporting what is obvious. Blame the organization for not giving us something to cheer for. Blame the team for not winning games. His columns are simply pointing out the obvious, no more no less.