Weekly Column by Jason Jimenez

[b][u]A season of great expectations set to begin [/u][/b]

Hello Tiger-Cat fans, I’m pleased to announce The Hamilton Spectator has asked me to contribute a weekly column for you and I’m happy to oblige

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Very cool, I will look rorward to reading

Ok Scooby! :thup:

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Actual link:

[url=http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/article/555079--jimenez-a-season-of-great-expectations-set-to-begin]http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/ar ... t-to-begin[/url]

Quite a good article.

Here's the latest from Jason

Canadian game an adjustment for us Yanks

[url=http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/article/569533--canadian-game-an-adjustment-for-us-yanks]http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/ar ... r-us-yanks[/url]

(Mods, please correct the spelling error I made in the title of this thread. Should be "Jimenez")

Remembering those who inspired me

[url=http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/article/572465--remembering-those-who-inspired-me]http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/ar ... nspired-me[/url]

(Mods, please correct the spelling error I made in the title of this thread. Should be "Jimenez")

And here's an excerpt from his final column that I must quote here:

Every morning, as I make my way toward Ivor Wynne Stadium, I like to look out at the view of Hamilton that the Sherman Access provides. I often marvel at the view of residences, buildings, factories and the expansive backdrop of Lake Ontario.

On a clear night, I can see flames from the smokestacks dotting the skyline. This grand view of our city reminds me of the hard work, dedication and contributions that many have made to make Hamilton a city known for its production and innovation.

It is with this embodiment of city in mind that we as a club strive to emulate, as we play every snap in every game. It isn't an exact science by any means, but the steady progression of following our blueprint and realizing our goals.

Just as it takes countless hours of preparation for our friends at ArcelorMittal to produce a batch of industrial-strength steel to create a new building, appliance or automobile, our preparation remains constant in the endeavour of producing solid performances that translate into wins. It's all about maximizing gains and focusing on the task at hand.


I don't know about the rest of you, but I thought that was great. That was just what I want to hear from someone who plays for this team. He seems to understand what it means to play for this team, and he seems to know what we as fans want from this team. :thup:

That is a good piece of writing by Jason.

As Jason says..

It's all about maximizing gains and focusing on the task at hand.

Every play in the team's offensive playbook is designed to result in a touchdown if executed perfectly.

unfortunately, it's not humanly possible for all twelve players to execute their assignments perfectly

nor is it possible for the Defensive 12 or any of the Special team's 12 to perform perfectly either

but working at executing perfectly and coming close will result in 'maximizing one's gains.'

Hopefully Obie will "tweak" the roster with NFL cuts to get players who can be counted on

to avoid making mental or physical mistakes and missing assignments on critical plays

so that the Tiger Cats will win the close games the rest of the season and the playoffs.

our preparation remains constant in the endeavour of producing solid performances

that translate into wins.


That preparation includes the work by Obie and his football operations crew.

So many see that the team has had a .500 win percentage for the last 3 years.

Well, if one looks closely one will see players are not kept around when they falter

or if they don't step up and make plays even veterans. i.e.Chris Bowman,

Marquis Mc Daniel, Jerome Dennis and now the new d-backs

Dan Francis and recently Terrence Lee.

Obie is building the team with his "better is better" philosophy

What more can you ask? Some won't be happy

but it's sure a good enough plan for me.

Hi Ron:

I absolutely agree. This team has needed Obie for a long, long, long time. He has a sharp eye for talent and treats this team like a business, which it is. Better is better, and that is THE only way this team will improve. You may need to show patience with great potiential. But, Jim (I have no idea what I'm doing) Barker has clearly shown what can happen when you allow that patience to get out of hand.

I have heard that Obie may be stepping down soon to retire. This is a day I dread, unless the Tiger cats can find a talent as great as his. In my opinion, Obie has done a masterful job of building this team and it would be a great tribute to him for them to bring home the ultimate prize before he says his goodbye.

oldfan, I haven’t seen anything reported by the club or from Obie saying

that Obie will be “retiring after this year”…just rumours posted here.

I expect Obie to remain our G.M until we win the Grey Cup…at least once. :rockin: