Otis is in town to announce his official retirement. He was my favourite player during the last couple of years. The level of intensity, charisma, enthusiasm and leadership he brought to the team was unparalleled. I believe that he kick-started the Tiger-Cats back to being a competitive team with his timely interception against BC during the second game of the 2009 season. The Cats were winning by a couple of points late in the game and Buck Pierce was marching towards our red zone. With about a minute to go Otis Floyd picks off Buck. I remember jumping out of my seat with joy. This was the catalyst for the Cats turnaround from several horrible years we had and went on to a 9-9 season and home playoff game. I think it's a fitting tribute to let him lead our troops out of the tunnel during the labour day game. He will pump up the Ivor Wynne crowd one last time.
CHEERS to Otis and good luck with all your future endeavors.