The worst nightmare for the Lions and the fans would be to repeat what happened to Hamilton from 2002 through 2008.
In 2001 the Ti-Cats won 11 of their games. In 2002 they won only 7. In 2003 the wheels fell off completely. They won only a single game all year. ONE GAME! I remember watching some of those games and I was embarrassed for the Ti-Cats and felt sorry for them because they were really trying. Some of the games they should have won. Other times they just shot themselves in the foot. Yep. That was 1 win/ 17 losses in 2003. How does a team win only one game in a season when just two years earlier it won 11 of 18 games and then after winning only one game in 2003 come back and win 9 games in 2004?
From 2005 through and including the 2008 season the Hamilton Ti-Cats won only 15 of 72 games. Another way of saying it is that they lost 57 of 72 games over that period. Wow!
They only won 3 games in 2007 and in 2008.
I'm getting a little nervous looking at the Lions' performance during the past couple of years with only 8 wins a season and barely squeaking into the playoffs. In each year they got off to a miserable start just like this year but somehow were able to put things together. Will they do it again. Wally must be pulling out his hair by now.
Are we a better team than in 2009 and 2010 in a year when we will be hosting the Grey Cup Game in a state of the art newly renovated stadium? Oh my goodness, I surely hope so but I'm beginning to wonder. Certain bread and butter players are not getting any younger. Others are green and learning the ropes. The way things are looking it appears like it is the Lions' turn to be cellar dwellers. Hopefully Wally and company will have the last word on that!