Ticats can take some credit for helping Esks into Grey Cup
Bruce Dowbiggin, Calgary Herald
Published: Monday, November 28, 2005
Can't speak for you but I was happy to see Hamilton back in the Grey Cup this year. What's that? You didn't see the Tiger-Cats on the field at B.C. Waste on Sunday?
They were there . . . Hamilton QB Jason Maas, Ticat running back Troy Davis, lineman Dan Comiskey. Of course, they were all playing for Edmonton, thanks to Eskimos supremo Hugh Campbell, who played "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" when he pilfered Davis and Comiskey from the Cats with four games left in the regular season.
The price tag at the time was a roll of tape, a jar of A535 and an oski-wee-wee-oski-wa-wa. But everyone knows that the real return was Maas, without whom Edmonton would have been home shelling peanuts Sunday, not playing for La Coupe Grey.
The catch is Maas didn't have to report to Hamilton until he'd boosted the Esks to the Grey Cup. Thanks to the Compliant Cats and Tom (I'm In Charge) Wright, the Eskimos got to keep all the guys they desperately needed for the stretch and playoffs.
Salary cap? That's for chumps, right Hugh?
So, really, Hamilton was in Sunday's big game, too. Losers? Anyone who had to play the overloaded Eskimo team in the playoffs -- hello, Calgary. And the idea the CFL is on the level. The stink around this one makes sour gas smell like Chanel No. 5.
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