Tiger-Cats vs. Eskimos: November 3, 2007
So this is it. Tiger-Cats gameday is here for the last time in 2007. It’s the last call for Tiger-Cat football. And so the play-by-play game thread for discussion of the game, as it happens, is now here. There may not be as many posts here with the game being at IWS, and because there may not as much interest in the team, and with this game being considered a pre-season game for 2008. However, this thread is here if you want to discuss the game as it happens. There are only eighteen of these games per year, might as well enjoy them while you can. The next game thread will appear sometime in June 2008. So here we go, for the last time until next year.
WHAT – Tiger-Cats Gameday: Tiger-Cats vs. Eskimos.
WHO - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Edmonton Eskimos.
WHY – To see if the 2-15 Ticats can end this season on a positive note, in this season that has been lacking positives. And with this game being like a 2008 pre-season game, to see if we might have reasons to look forward to 2008.
WHERE - Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario.
WHEN - Saturday, November 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
HOW - Radio: CHML (900 kHz AM) broadcasting from Hamilton, and CHED (630 kHz AM) broadcasting from Edmonton.
Internet: Visit www.900chml.com and click the “listen live? link, or simply click here to listen to CHML now.
You can also visit www.630ched.com and click the “listen live? link if you would like to hear the game from the perspective of Edmonton’s talking heads. And you can click here to listen to CHED now.
It is also available via CFL broadband, which you can sign up for if you click here. It will also be available via TSN broadband, which you can view if you click here.
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 to view the game preview that is on Ticats TV. In this clip that is 5:05 in length, excerpts of interviews with Gagne-Marcoux, Bauman, and Setta are played.
Click here for the Tiger-Cats depth chart. Richie Williams starts at quarterback, and it’s interesting to see Armstead not start at WR. Click here for that "interactive" depth chart that the Ticats have.
Click here to view the Eskimos depth chart. It is interesting to see Hitchcock listed ahead of Barrenechea on it. And it is good to see Cheatwood listed as a starter again. Stefan LeFors gets the start at quarterback, and Tucker and Ebell are not listed as starters.
Click here for this evening's weather forecast. Right now, there is a 10% probability of precipitation this evening. Northwest winds of 20 km/h are expected. And at this time, it is expected that the temperature will be about 9°C.
And the final regular season game is once again like a pre-season game for the Ticats, where the outcome may not matter as much, but we hope to see some good individual performances. This is Fan Appreciation Night, and it would be appropriate then for the Ticats to win this one. After everything that has happened, a win would be great for to see. With so few wins, each one means something. And so let us hope this they will make their last performances good ones, and not just mail it in and collect their last paycheques. Let’s see if we’ll celebrate a victory (which is quite possible considering the Ticats are taking the 2nd worst team in the league) rather than celebrate that the season is over.
And so for one last time this year, I say…