According to several sources, a Winnipeg Blue Bombers scout was caught spying on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats practice on Tuesday. The scout had his notes confiscated and was escorted from Ivor Wynne Stadium. The Ticats also revoked his credentials for Saturday's game between the two teams. The league has been informed.
I don't think that it's really that big of a deal. The guy was credentialed (meaning he was pre-cleared for things dealing with the upcoming game). The practice was open (presumably, Hamilton wouldn't try any sensitive plays during such a practice). The CFL has no rules concerning this type of event (the only law that the league does have is recording a bench for signals, or broadcasting the live video/audio feed of an opposition team during a game - that one was because of an Ottawa v. Winnipeg game in 1993). The only issue was the taking of notes, which were confiscated.
...this 'spy' was taken into TiCat custody and interrogated ....Important information has been confiscated and turned over to csis....The diagrams are a bit confusing....but Obies says that is by design....to confuse the enemy...and the players....We'll wait till after the game on Saturday, to see which players were confused the most....the enemy or his own... :lol: :lol:
Did anyone catch Mike Kelly's press conference about this issue? They just showed it on The Score. Saying he was belligerent would be an understatement. He reminded me of John Tortorella. I understood his frustration with all the questions about the scouting issue, but show a little professionalism. Any respect I had for this guy went out the window after that B.S. Good luck, Winnipeg fans. I think you're going to need it. This guy has one hell of an attitude problem.
that he does and he isn't gaining a lot of respect from bomber fans... but to his credit he is absorbing all the crazyness and letting everyone talk about him. this is keeping the spotlight off the team and letting them focus on playing football. i dont know if kelly planned to deflect all the attention but he's sure doing a good job.
He has the respect of the Bomber fans, go on our bombers .com , everybody supporting Kelly on this issue. The fans like the fact, he has stopped letting the inmates run the asylum. His players support him and management supports him 100 %. That's all that matters. The guy grew up in philly, mentored under Cal Murphy and Andy Reid do you think he cares if people like him or not ? He knows what his job is, WIN CUP !
I'm not sure fans "like" what Kelly is doing. I think you are right that they believe he will produce a winner. As long as most of them believe that, they will stand behind him. If he fails it will get UGLY for MK. It's all in Lefors hands now but so far on the football side of things he's looking pretty good. Much better than I figured he would do.