Tiger-Cats vs. Blue Team 2010 EDSF Play-by-Play Game Thread

2010 CFL East Division Semi-Final
Tiger-Cats vs. Blue Team
November 14, 2010

Here we are again. It is that time again. Playoff time for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. And now that this day has come, it is time to post the thread for posting about the game as it happens. Those of you unable to make it to the game can post to this thread about what happens during the game. And here we go.

WHAT – The 2010 CFL East Division Semi-Final: Tiger-Cats vs. Blue Team. Good vs. Evil. :wink:

WHO - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and that blue team (also known as the Blew Team, Arblows, Argholes, Arenogoods, Argoofs, Vacuum Cleaners, Vacuum Creators, Shipwrecks, Dinghy of Despair, Pond Scum, Putrid Biped Excrecences, Evil Incarnate, or They Whose Name Shall Not Be Spoken, as you never call them the "Ar******s".)

WHY – To see which of these teams will go to the Big Owe for the EDF game and to see which one will have its season end, of course.

WHERE - Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario.

WHEN - Sunday, November 14th, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. EST.

HOW - Radio: CHML (900 kHz AM) or Y108 (107.9 MHz FM) broadcasting from Hamilton.

Television: TSN.

Internet: Visit http://www.900chml.com and click the β€œlisten live? link, or simply click here to listen to CHML now.

Click here to view CFL.ca's live scoreboard for recent games. You can click the link to view this game's scoreboard whenever it becomes available, which will likely be just after the opening kickoff.

Click here to view Drew Edwards' blog. Drew will probably be doing live updates during the game.

Click here to view the game preview on Ticats TV.

Click here to view the Marcel Bellefeuille Press Conference.

Click here and here to view those "Rivalry Lives On" commercials. If you play them both simultaneously, it sounds like a Ticat fan and a blue team fan arguing with each other. And it would be great if the fans at IWS could be as loud as the guy in the second video when the blue team offence is on the field.

Click here to view this video. Just to hear what Grover Covington says starting at 2:55 of it. Once a Ticat, always a Ticat. :wink:

Click here for the Tiger-Cats depth chart.

Click here for today's weather forecast. At the time I'm posting this, there is a 90% probability of precipitation and southwest winds of 20 km/h are expected. Close to 1 mm of rain is expected, so you may want to refer to this if you're going to the game: How to Make a Trash Bag Poncho: 5 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow. And at time this was posted, it was expected that the temperature will be about 11 degrees Celsius.

This is it. It is playoff time for the Ticats and their enemies. One of these teams will go to Montreal for next week's EDF game. The other will have its season end after being defeated by their enemies. I do not need to tell anyone here that a loss would be considered absolutely unacceptable. The Ticats have won all three regular season meetings between the teams this year, as you can see here, here, and here. And completing the sweep of this team would not only be nice, but it is what absolutely must be done. Last year, our season was ended in our house by a team that was winless against us in the regular season. That must not happen again, especially considering who the opponents are. Finish the sweep. Finish the blue team off. And make the final game of the year to be played at IWS a memorable one, one that will be talked about as a great moment in the history of this team and this rivalry.

And now there is only one thing left to be said in this post, which I will say a little more "loudly" than usual...

GO TICATS!

Thanks as always, BYF!

May Marcus Thigpen PUT IN THE DAGGER today against Evil Incarnate...say a 60-yard wheel route pass-and-run TD from Glenn that Earl Praise His Name would approve of... :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I do believe that Adriano Belli will go Glenn Kulka on us if the Cats can load up on lemon turnovers early and often. We shall see if Bellicose lasts the full game or not. LOL

Otherwise, keeping a lid on Owens and Boyd is critical. There should be some trickery in the Toronto gameplan, so if the Cats can neutralize the Terror Twins and contain the sandlot specials there could see, there should be an open road to Montreal.

Prediction: Ticats 29, Evil Incarnate 16

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

For you historical edification re Toronto vs. Hamilton, my statistical breakdown of the rivalry since the Tigers-Wildcats merger of 1950 can be found at viewtopic.php?f=5&t=62101 .

Regarding today's game, TSN.ca's game preview can be seen at http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=341039 .

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

Well the Rain has Started Hope dose not stop the walk up crowd..

Should be a good game I think it will be Close but I hope I am Wrong

An in-depth look at today's game by TSN with Dunigan and Schultz is at http://tsn.ca/cfl/feature/?id=32825 .

Chris picks TIcats by 10 -- 29-19.

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

Won't stop me.. I'll be there... looking forward to a great game by the Cats... time to run the score up and show that other 9-9 team they are not as good as their record shows, we are aren't as "not good" as OUR record show....lol

I'll try and pop in during half time!!

Time to pulverize and Lemonize those oarsmen from down the highway and put them out of their misery!

Look for some trick plays from the Argos to make up for their lack of firepower on O. And on special teams...Prefontaine will run with the ball or throw it at least once today, guaranteed.

Nothing, and I mean nothing, is "guaranteed" in the CFL.

For all we know, Jim Barker's "trick play" of the game may turn out to be to have no trick plays at all. . . faking a fake, in other words. . .

Faking a trick play is a trick play too.

I'll be very surprised if the Blew Boys don't "honour" Madjack's Prefontaine guarantee.
It would be nice to see a little creativity from the home team coaches too. But, I won't be holding my breath waiting for it.

It wasn't my guarantee. . .

Oops! Make that blue tees' guarantee.

Do you guarantee that statement? :wink:

Not a problem, Russ.

And you saved me some typing about Thigpen. Now is as good a time as any to utilize him more often on offence. He could be the one to make a big difference on offence.

The key to being undefeated against this team has been keeping Boyd and Owens from doing much. No reason to think it'll be much different this time. And the D has to help itself to the Lemon turnovers that he'll almost certainly serve.

Updates:

"It's not raining this second but it has been spitting on and off. It's fairly warm, however, and the wind has changed directions twice since I started watching it. For the moment, it's not overly strong."

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#Ticat scratches

#!5 WR Glenn MacKay

#18 WR Willie Thornton

#27 LB Shannon James

#98 DT Eddie Steele

Jeff Johnson scratched for the Ar**s.

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Got CHML on now. Kickoff in about t-minus 30 minutes.

It all hangs on the Hamilton Secondary. If they get torched again it's not going to bode well.

Not as much pre-game posting to this thread as usual, likely because many of those who would post to it are at IWS now.

Another thing I'd like to point out is that Glenn has been considered underrated. But that's likely because he does not have a Grey Cup ring. He has to prove he's a winner, and he may be at his best when he has something to prove.

Special teams must also be at their best. I expect a lot of punts today. Wilbur will have to continue to be good, and the special teams coverage has to continue keeping Owens from getting far. And it would be great if Sandro could look reliable.

Kickoff in about five minutes...

Holy crap! Here we go.

TSN's coverage is on now.

BUCKLE UP! :wink:

The crowd and the team look fired up, kickoff coming up after the commercial break!