What seems to get ignored by some fans is that this team is rebuilding. Half the starters were not wearing black and gold last year. Two games of exhibition is not enough to bring the team together. There is simply too much talent out there for a long losing streak.
Here’s my synopsis of the Tiger Cats in recent years:
2003: 1&17, receivership, purchased by Bob
2004: 9&8, overachieved, no off-season moves
2005: 5&13, reality, signficant off-season moves
2006: 0&3 start, some areas of concern, others show promise
We’re not talking about the Edmonton Eskimos here. We nearly lost the entire franchise only a few years ago. The team wasn’t very good last year so management made signficant changes to the roster. Give them a chance to come together and I’m sure we’ll all have lots to cheer about real soon.
I stand behind my prediction of a Grey Cup victory in the blue team’s house next year. In fact, I’m buying tickets to see it in person. Hopefully many of you will be there too. What a party that’ll be, eh?