Hi all...been very busy lately so I haven't kept in the loop much around here, but I thought I'd at least throw out some food for thought...
I'm not easily drawn into the "who's your favourite Tiger-Cat" thingy that seems to crop up a few times a year...I generally stay away from that debate.....sure, I grew up with players I paid a lot of attention to for many reasons....eg: Garney Henley, Earl Winfield, Rufus Crawford, Wally Watylny, Mike Walker, Jon Hohman, Bill Danychuk, Dave Fleming, Al Brenner, Joe Zuger, Rocky DiPietro, Grover Covington, Bernie Ruoff, Paul Osbaldiston, Mike Morreale, Rob Hitchcock
Those are tough acts for any current Tiger-Cat to follow don't you agree? (and there is a loooong list of others)
But I always make my own personal decision in this regard based on who I think epitomizes what a "Tiger-Cat" really means in these parts....it's a special status that few really reach in my opinion (no fault of their own at all)
One guy I am now willing to say is a true Tiger-Cat, shows the legendary Tiger-Cat spirit, pride and responsibility to this city, the team, the fans, his family and basic morals is Stevie Baggs Jr.....I am a better person for having spent some time with him this past week on a project he has going and needed, along with one of his colleagues, some assistance with it. I was so very impressed with him, his old fashioned manners, his outlook towards life, his sense responsibility and committment he feels he owes others who are less fortunate, his open admission of flaws he may have had in his youth and his unwavering love and respect for his fellow man.......he now joins, in my mind and my books, the special list of players who have "Tiger-Cat" written all over them forever.....he "gets it"
Anyone else capture your attention lately who would fit your requirements for being a classic "Tiger-Cat"?