Tiger-Cats vs. Blue Bombers: November 1, 2008
This is it. The final gameday of the season for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. It’s the last call for Tiger-Cats football. And the thread for discussing the game as it is happening is here. Last week, for the first time in a long time, there was no game thread. But I thought I would create this thread for those who want to contribute to what can be considered a transcript of what was said during this last game as it happened. I don’t know when we’ll get to see another game thread for a Ticat game, but it will be June of 2009 at the earliest. So for one last time in 2008, here we go.
WHAT – Tiger-Cats Gameday: Tiger-Cats vs. Blue Bombers.
WHO - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
WHY – To see if the Ticats can avoid being the last place team in the league yet again, and to see if they can give us something to look forward to in 2009.
WHERE - Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
WHEN - Saturday, Novmber 1st, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. (1:00 p.m. local time.)
HOW - Radio: CHML (900 kHz AM) and Y108 (107.9 MHz FM) broadcasting from Hamilton.
Television: TSN. Local blackouts may be in effect.
Click here to get CFL.ca’s live scoreboard for recent games. You can click the link to view this game’s scoreboard whenever it becomes available, likely just after the opening kickoff.
Click here for the Tiger-Cats depth chart. Interesting to see both Siskowic and Anthony starting as Anthony appears to be taking Mariuz’s place. But this game is a time to look to the future and give backups a chance, so who is listed as a starter doesn’t matter as much this time.
Click here for today’s weather forecast. Right now, there is a 30% probability of precipitation this afternoon and southwest winds of about 15 km/h are expected. And at this time, it is expected that the temperature will be about 11 degrees Celsius.
Just as was the case in the past few years, the Ticats season ends here, when the regular season ends. However, unlike in previous years, there is one thing left to be decided. Will the Ticats be last place in the CFL standings for the 4th consecutive year? With a Ticat win, that will not happen, and that last place title would then go to the blue team. It would be good to see some other team be considered the league’s worst for a change. And considering that this game is rather meaningless for Winnipeg, a Ticat win, and improvement in terms of wins and losses over last year, can’t be ruled out. This season was yet another disappointment, but steps toward success can be taken, starting here. Will the Ticats give reasons to believe that they will be better in 2009 by ending their season on a positive note in 2008? We’ll see.
And now, for one last time this year, I say…