This excerpt from Drew Edwards of the Spectator...
Bellefeuille received a rather unusual email this week inviting him to purchase tickets for the Montreal Alouettes home playoff game.
That he was on an opposition’s mailing list wasn’t a surprise — Bellefeuille was a season-ticket holder when he coached there in 2006 and ’07 — but that the team is selling tickets for a game it hasn’t clinched raised a few eyebrows in Ticatland.
“Each organization does what they think is best,? Bellefeuille said, smiling. “We’ll just leave it at that.?
The Alouettes can secure a home date — they play their post-season games at the cavernous Olympic Stadium — with a victory Sunday over the Ticats, but a Hamilton win would make the game’s location far less certain. The Ticats would be just a game behind Montreal and hold the tiebreaker courtesy of three head-to-head wins.
Reaction from Ticat players on the Alouette sales strategy was mixed.
“I don’t know anything about that — I don’t work in the ticket office,? said Ticat running back and former Alouette Avon Cobourne. “How they handle their business is up to them.?
But linebacker Williams questioned the timing.
“They can sell all the tickets they want but they still have to play us first,? Williams said. “We’re going to out there and give them hell.?
Caution would likely dictate that you would at least wait until you play the deciding game of a series against one of the teams that you are directly competing with for that very game.....Not smart timing...or an arrogant assumption???