CFL.ca has posted a Canada 150 feature where each team has selected its greatest Canadian. Hamilton's pick is Rocky DiPietro!
For the young'ns out there, imagine an Andy Fantuz type, only he played for 14 years with the same team and rarely missed time due to injuries. When he retired in 1992 he had more receptions than anyone in league history.
Rocky played in four Grey Cups with the Cats in the 1980s, winning in 1986. He caught passes from guys like Dave Marler, Tom Clements, Dieter Brock, Ken Hobart, Mike Kerrigan and Damon Allen. He lined up with fellow receivers like Earl Winfield, Tony Champion, Keith Baker and Steve Stapler. He was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian twice, in 1982 and 1989. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997. And he once signed my #23 jersey!
Now we just need to find out how to get one of the T-shirts the article mentions!
Other teams' picks can be seen here. (For a few of the teams, their "greatest Canadians" were born in the U.S. - but that's another story I guess.)