[b]In a move described by one Toronto official as bush league, the Argos discovered prior to the game that the visitors dressing room at Ivor Wynne was oppressively hot, and that there was no working air conditioner. The feeling with the Toronto camp was that the Ticats purposely set it up so that there was no cooling unit in the room. The Argos had to dispatch somebody in the hours leading up to game time to find and rent a portable AC unit. Until then, all the players could do was hydrate like mad ... and think cool thoughts.
"The temperature inside the dressing room was 10 degrees hotter than outside," said the official. "All that heat drains the energy out of the players."
Game time temperature was close to 32C. One CFL player agent tweeted that Ivor Wynne was "stickier than the floor of a Bangkok whorehouse."[/b]
Sabatoge? Or just the old girl IWS doing what she can to help us out!
I didn't know Doug Brown no works for the blue team. (He (in)famously complained about the lack of hot water in showers a few years ago).
If anyone is guilty of any kind of "conspiracy theory" (calling Jesse Ventura, anyone? (lol) ) what about the blue team getting one of the best QB's in the league for a slightly used jock strap in the off-season? Hmmm?
Me thinks this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. "He who is without sin shall cast the first stone" after all.
My son plays rep JV ball in Hamilton and plays most of his home games at Ivor Wynne...I have only seen air conditioning units that go to the ticket office...Nothing in the visitors locker room that is used by his team...And the only thing that you could use to cool down in there is to sit in the ice machine!!!
Actually back during the Winter Classic we had rented the ice at Ivor Wynne and got dressed
in the visitors room and could not believe the condition it was in. We had better facilities growing
up and playing hockey at Parkdale Rink. It crossed our minds that wow, Calvillo, Ray, Flutie, Moon, etc. used to
get ready in this crap, unbelievable!
I too, thought this thread was about Calvillo not playing this weekend.
How is this news? We’ve been hearing for years that the visitors locker room has no AC and is atrocious and inadequate. Most of the antiquated stadiums will be replaced over the next few years and we won’t be hearing about these types of excuses. I’ve sat through many a sweltering games at Ivor Wynne where the Ti-cats were destroyed. It didn’t seem to bother THOSE teams.
Let's not also forget how they poached Chris Jones from Calgary, Jason Barnes who promised to re-sign with the esk's, Scott Milanovich who turned down previous HC offers, and their training facility mysteriously burned down in the night so they could get a brand new one, hmmm... If anyone should be looked at when it comes to conspiracies, it's the Argho's.