Tiger-Cats vs. Eskimos: August 11, 2007
Tiger-Cats gameday is here once again, and so it is that time again for the play-by-play game thread to be started up. And so as I am apparently the unofficial game thread starter here, I am posting this thread for discussion of the game as it happens. So if you want to discuss big gains by Lumsden, hard hits by Moreno, or great punts by Setta, this will be the place to comment on them as they happen. And aside from discussing what happens in the game, this thread can be here for pre-game discussions as well. So let’s get it started.
WHAT – Tiger-Cats Gameday: Tiger-Cats vs. Eskimos
WHO - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and The Edmoton Eskimos
WHY – To see if the Ticats can continue to improve and get themselves into a tie for third place in the East Division. It is also worth noting that the Ticats are competing with the Esks in the standings when considering the crossover rule.
WHERE - Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta
WHEN - Saturday, August 11th, at 9:30 p.m. EDT. (7:30 p.m. local time.)
HOW - Radio: CHML (900 kHz AM) broadcasting from Hamilton, and CHED (630 kHz AM) broadcasting from Edmonton.
Television: CBC. The game is available in HD.
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. And you can also view that TSN broadband site for clips of the Riders defeating the blue team, but I digress again.
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 a video game preview via “Ticats TV.” In this clip that is 5:20 in length are parts of interviews with Taaffe, Armour, McKay-Loescher, and Curry.
Click here for the Tiger-Cats depth chart.
Click for for that neat new “interactive” depth chart. It certainly is quite flashy (bad pun intended.)
Edmonton’s depth chart is currently not available, but you can click here for the Eskimos depth chart whenever it becomes available. Linebacker Shannon Garrett, running back Tyler Ebell, wide receiver Jason Tucker, and offensive guard Dan Comiskey are not expected to be listed on it though.
Click here to view last week’s game thread. If you want to read through many very short posts that bring back good memories of last week, that could be a good place to go. (It is on page 3 that you see the reaction to the first Lumsden TD.)
Click here for tonight’s weather forecast. Right now, there is a 0% probability of precipitation this evening and southeast winds of 15 km/h are expected. And at this time, it is expected that the temperature is expected to be about 14 degrees Celsius.
Last week, the Ticats got themselves in the race in the East Divsion by demonstrating they could win rather than just look somewhat impressive in defeat. And the Ticats do seem to keep getting better every week. But will they continue to improve? In order for the Ticats to do at least somewhat well this year, they will have to. And a win tonight would be a good start to the rest of the season.