I wanted to comment on the autograph session but it is locked. I have a different point of view. My son, my father in law and I went to the game yesterday. As a Ticat fan the game was terrible.
Still my son wanted to go get a few autographs particularly Adam Tafralis ( no I am not starting the bring in Adam thread, though I sure hope he stays around and eventually gets his opportunity)
The first guy we came up to was Dave Stalla, whom you could tell was angry and upset, in fact he apologized for swearing in front of my son and then gave my son an autograph. I hope he stays around as well.
We got to Adam and he took the time to chat with my son which made his day. He was just great to him, pure class. The same for Terry Caulley, Dylan Barker and Marwan Hage. I really do think these guys get how much the Tiger-Cats means to us fans.
I also think that they play a game, sometimes you win and sometimes you loose. In our case the loosing has gone on to long and they and we know that. However, Obie knows more about football then every fan on this site combined times 1000. Marcel has made and makes a living coaching football and unless I am wrong no one on this forum can say that. The reality is that the game is played by human beings and not on paper so things happen.Do they get paid to produce, sure they do and I could tell it was killing them. However, for anyone to suggest that they either don't care or didn't try yesterday is just plain silly.
And as far as my son is concerned, though he and I cannot stand to see the Cats loose he still went away with a huge smile on his face because a few guys who were probably steaming inside, still took the time to make him feel important. Sure I know it was a promotion but so what they treated my son and I great and when I talk to him about being respectful even when it`s tough I have a perfect illustration to use thanks to a bunch of guys who showed it to him.
By the way, I am still planning on going to the Eastern Semi-final at Ivor Wynne. Yup, I still believe this team will host a playoff game. Hamillton will win two possibly three of the last four. Sorry Winnipeg, you may not even win one game. Let
s remember we are tied for a playoff spot not out of the playoffs.Its now a four game season. I would have taken that scenario at the beginning of the year.
And just to say it before anyone else does I think we might win against Montreal (yes I am serious)Sunday and Winnipeg looses against B.C. we will be up two points heading to Toronto and Winnipeg then plays Montreal. A week from Saturday we could have our playoff position. It could be fun in about 11 days.
Thanks Ticats for showing my son how to loose with class. I am also ready however to let him see what it`s like to win with class as well.
A thankful Dad