Year of the Tiger (Cat) Perry Lefko | June 19, 2010
A Great Reed from Lefko
now back to the Ticats' football team and Sunday's game. There's an air of confidence, which is not that everpresent aroma eminating from the steel mills, permeating the city. After four seasons of ineptitude, the Cats showed serious improvement last year in the first full season of head coach Marcel Bellefeuille. With the able assistance of venerable general manager Bob O'Billovich, the Cats had a 9-9 record and had a rare home playoff game.
Evidence of just how far the team has come was provided last Sunday in Toronto, where the team sat out several key players. When did the Cats become so good that they could rest various starters, including projected starting quarterback Kevin Glenn and Arland (Spiderman/Michael Jackson) Bruce, among others. Who do the Cats think they are, the Montreal Alouettes?
It says here the Tiger-Cats will finish first in the East this year. Yes, you read that correctly. This is one of Peerless Perry's Prognostications.
As for the ongoing stadium story, well, Deep Throw has just told me he likes my pick of Hamilton placing first in the East, but is adamant that one of either Young or Eisenberger will be flagged for objectionable conduct.
Stay tuned starting on Monday for the first of my team-by-team previews, my pick to win the Grey Cup, the Cup finalists, Most Outstanding Player, Top Canadian, Top Defensive Player, Top Offensive Lineman, Top Rookie, Top Special Teams Player and Coach of the Year.