Kudos to George Hudson for his attitude!!

Hudson knows time will come

By BERNIE PUCHALSKI St. Catharines Standard

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Contrast George Hudson's attitude in accepting a back-up role this season,

then, finding out he was not even going to be dressed in our first game

to Winnipeg's Derek Armstrong 'it's-all-about-me' blabbering in the press.

A familiar figure was not in the lineup when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hosted the Toronto Argonauts in their CFL home opener on Canada Day.

Ten-year CFL veteran George Hudson Jr. didn't dress for the hometown squad.

"It has been awhile that I haven't started, let me tell you,"

the 32-year-old St. Catharines native said.

"But I'm a team player, and I want to win the Grey Cup.

"If they feel this is what it takes
to win a Grey Cup, then I'm all for it."

Trouble brews between Kelly, Armstrong

By KIRK PENTON Saturday, July 4, 2009

Winnipeg Sun

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are only one game into the CFL season, and already there has been

a significant dustup between head coach Mike Kelly and one of his star players.

Wideout Derick Armstrong, a 1,000-yard receiver the past two seasons,
refused to play in Thursday night’s season-opening loss to the Edmonton Eskimos

after Kelly made him a designated import.

“I made the decision to not (play),? Armstrong said
Friday morning at Edmonton International Airport.

“I didn’t want to rotate. I felt like I didn’t have to rotate,
given the years and experience that I’ve played in this game.

“They didn’t give me the most respect and let me know ahead of time,
so I just figured I would return the same favour. Whatever happens, happens.

That's a good comparison "ronfromtigertown"

When one thinks about it, the two people, besides Hudson of course, that have lasted the longest of all the Tiger-Cats players on the current roster have been the two who complain the least, do what the organization asks of them and clearly only want the best for the team and help out wherever they can. Those two are Sandy Beveridge and Matt Robichaud. As you mentioned, George Hudson is of the same ilk as Sandy and Matt, as is Augie Barrenechea in my opinion.

It's no co-incidence that these four players keep making the team year after year. (We'll forgive the Ticats for letting Augie slip away to the Eskies briefly.....but it's good he's back home)

I think all four of these guys are great role models for the new Ticats they share the locker room with.

Yes, all of these four are fine team players and fine character individuals. All Canadians too, I might add.

Yes, excellent comparisons. Let's face it, usuallly, not always of course, but usually there isn't a lot of difference in talent between guys getting cut or on the practice roster vs guys dressing so the intangibles come into play a lot and this is where you not only want but need character guys buying into a team concept.

Over the last few years I have had the opportunity and pleasure of knowing and working with George, Auggie, Sandy and Ray Mariuz on both a personal and professional basis. With those four gentlemen you will never find a better and nicer group of individuals. (I have just met Matt as well and believe he is as outstanding an individual as the other four are.) All of them are tremendous and positive representatives of our Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

I couldn't agree more. George and the other guys mentioned have been a good example of what a Ticat should be.

On the other hand, if Armstrong isn't happy in Winnipeg, any chance we could trade for him?? :lol:

I did a Story about George on my Blog

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By the way, does anyone know who has Locker # 1. (the one closest to the door of the equipment manager's office)

Morreale had it and then Lumsden moved into it. (with a gift of Macaroni's bath robe.....lol)

Robie was in # 4 or 5 a few years back so I wonder if he got # 1 yet.

i know it's kind of frivilous stuff, but it's a slow news day. :lol:

(thanks to the person who added Ray Mariuz to the list of role models. I concur ! ).....We have a great group of Canadians who do nothing but represent the Ticats very professionally and humbly. You can't put a price on that.