Tiger-Cats vs. Lions Play-by-Play Game Thread: 10/22/2011

Tiger-Cats vs. Lions: October 22, 2011

Tiger-Cats gameday is here again. And so it is time to post the thread for posting about the game as it happens. If you want to post about the game as it's happening, this is the place to do so. There may not be as many posts here, as many of those who post to these forums will be there at IWS. But those who can't make it there can discuss the game with their fellow Ticat fans here. So here we go.

WHAT – Tiger-Cats Gameday. Tiger-Cats vs. Lions.

WHO - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the British Columbia Lions.

WHY – To see if the Ticats can improve their record to 8-8, have a chance of being above .500 this season, and have a chance at hosting a playoff game if Montreal defeats Winnipeg before this game.

WHERE - Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario.

WHEN - Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

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 “listen 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. He'll likely keep his blog updated during the game.

Click here and here for articles on today's game on Ticats.ca.

Click here for a game preview on Ticats TV.

Click here for the Tiger-Cats depth chart.

Click here for tonight's weather forecast. At the time I'm posting this, there is a 20% probability of precipitation this evening and winds of 10 km/h are expected. And at time this was posted, it was expected that the temperature will be about 7 degrees Celsius.

This week, the Ticats go up against a team that they have defeated earlier this season. But that was on July 22nd, before that team that they defeated went on the eight game winning streak that they are on now. Things have changed since then, as a certain receiver named Bruce is now with those west coast cats. AB3's first game in Hamilton since that trade will be one of the subplots of tonight's game. Both teams have some of their better players sitting this one out due to injury. Chris Williams, who has an outstanding game in BC, is one of those players sitting this one out. What happens tonight could be interesting. Can the Ticats keep the Lions' win streak from lasting half a season? If that does not happen, the Ticats will once again have a record that is no better than .500, something they cannot possibly want. It unfortunately is almost a certainty that tonight's game will be the last Ticat game played at 75 Balsam North this year. But if this will be the last Ticat game at IWS this year, let's hope the home team makes it a good one. And so I say...

Go Ticats!

Thanks as always BYF -- see you folks here tonight!

Oski Wee Wee,


Did someone tell the refs the game is in BC Place, so we dont have to play against them as well as the Lions???

(careful, I might get fined!)

To HalfTheDistance; cheers to the game today and apology about the Razz Quote in the Argo/Esks thread. Hope Hamilton stops the Lions win streak later today; if not the Esks get a crack at it next week in Van.
Lions - 24
Cats - 27

much obliged for the post BYF. :thup:

Admittedly, the TiCats TV segments are addicting. Love 'em. Keep 'em coming!

BTW, anyone else notice that Glenn runs like an arthritic Oompa Loompa in the game preview clip? :o

Either way, it was a great effort as he got us a TD on that QB draw play. :thup: :thup:
And Glenn is due for a breakout game as well so look for big numbers from him tonite.

Thanks for the game thread BYF
It’s almost game time, the Cats need to win this game to get prepared for the playoffs

Go Cats

Just tuned in TSN here we GO!!!!!!!

Starting off the thread was not a problem. Someone has to keep the gameday tradition going and I gues it might as well be me.

#Ticats inactives: OL Jimenez, DB Rwabukamba, DEs Brown & Powell. DT Rob Rose, signed this week, plays first #CFL game as does WR J. Kelley
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But I understand that Mrs. Jimenez will be at the game, maybe tweeting about how her husband would be doing a better job than Simmons. :slight_smile:

Well, it appears this will be the last Ticat game at IWS this year. Again, let's hope the last Ticat game there will be a good one, unlike last year's or the one from the year before.

TSN's coverage is on now. Nice tribute to Tommy Grant there.

Game on!

BC starts at their 35.

So, will AB3 appear to be motivated to haunt us?

What a coincidence, first pass complete to him for 14 yard gain. No chants of "BOOOOOOOO" or BRUUUUUUUUCE" that I could hear.

Good evening folks!

Good evening Russ.

Nice play by Thomas to make attempt to AB3 incomplete. Harris gained only 5.

Hickman down again. Don't want to lose our sack leader. (He limps off.)

McCallum angles out the punt to our 9.

Glenn in, but for how long? He may need to gain us some ground to keep Porter out.

Hope to see those towering receivers named Kelly and Kelley rise to the occasion with Williams out.

Good start.

Burlington boy MacKay spins to gain 7, our AC gets the rest for FD. Will that keep Porter out? :slight_smile:


Screen on 2nd and 10 to get the FD. That's how you use him!


Thiggy with the YAC! Makes a few guys miss! 46 yard gain!

In FG range now!

Thigpen with a big reception

gotta love that Thiggy!

He's a diamond in the KR rough.

It's the Cobourne-Thigpen Show so far. Could do a lot worse in game planning.