Tiger-Cats vs. Roughriders: October 29, 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 be many posts here, as this game is not anywhere near where most Ticat fans can get to. I expect lots of posting and page refreshing to be going on today. And so here we go.
WHAT – Tiger-Cats Gameday. Tiger-Cats vs. Roughriders.
WHO - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
WHY – To see if the Ticats can improve their record to 9-8, have a chance of being above .500 this season, get a long overdue win in Saskatchewan, and stay sharp as they prepare for the upcoming EDSF game.
WHERE - Taylor Field at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan.
WHEN - Saturday, October 29th, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. (1:00 p.m. local time.)
HOW - Radio: CHML (900 kHz AM) or Y108 (107.9 MHz FM) broadcasting from Hamilton.
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 for today's weather forecast. At the time I'm posting this, there is a 70% probability of precipitation this afternoon and winds of 25 km/h are expected. Close to 1 mm of rain is expected this afternoon. And at time this was posted, it was expected that the temperature will be about 7° Celsius.
The Ticats have clinched a playoff spot, the Riders won't be in the playoffs. The Ticats are looking ahead to the playoffs, the Riders are looking to next season. The Ticats are looking to be above .500, the Riders are trying to avoid the having the league's worst record (and they have the CFL's worst record now). And the Riders are missing Durant, Fantuz, and Simpson. But don't expect the Riders to go down without a fight. They are playing for pride, with this being the last game at Taylor Field this year. Players on that team are looking to make an impression, those on the bubble in particular will try to make the best of this opportunity to do so. But if this Ticat team can't get that first win in Saskatchewan since 2000, there will be reason for concern. Ideally, the starters will look playoff-ready, get a big lead, and take the rest of the game off and stay injury-free.
"What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations."