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2008 Preview: Hamilton Ticats

Much unrest in Steeltown this season over a 40% increase in ticket prices, but it seems a little misplaced. Surely, 40% more money means 40% more entertainment - and 40% more wins!

In fact, we're going to go out on a limb and suggest that Ticat fans may actually get more than their money's worth. Suppose, for a moment, that they win 5 games this year. We know, we know - it sounds crazy. But hey - Casey Printers could find his form. And if it happens, they won't just be 40% better than last year's 3-win total - they'll be 66.7% better!

If that sounds too good to be true, consider last night's home opener.* At last year's opener, the Ticats disappointed their fans by scoring only five points against the Argos. This year, they literally doubled that total with a whopping 10 points against the Als! True, their opponents actually scored slightly more points this year (33) than last year (30). But not 40% more. Only the Ticats did that!

This is exciting news, because the past couple of Labour Days we've started to feel a little guilty watching the Argos so decimate the Ticats that Hamiltonians don't even have the energy to throw bottles at our heads or attempt to bite our ears. This way, the Argos should still be able to win by a convincing score - just not so convincing that it's over by the middle of the first quarter. 

So relax, Bob O'Billovich. Unpack those pink suitcases and stay a while. Casey Printers may not be in MVP form, but he's at least 40% better than Timmy Chang. And if he's healthier than usual, Jesse Lumsden might even appear in 40% of the games. Provided that the in-game crew pipes in MC Hammer proclaiming it "Hammer Time" at least 40% more often each game, you really can't go wrong.

*This is the advantage of procrastinating so long that your "previews" appear the day after the season starts.

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 02:43PM by Registered CommenterA-Rad in , | Comments2 Comments

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The season already started? Damn Comcast to hell! The bastards! They blew it (CFL games on in Portland, OR) up!

Sorry to go all apeshit on ya but I dig your league and look forward to it as my football fix for the summer. Comcast has been showing it for 3 seasons now but I think they dropped it. What am I paying them for? I needs me some CFL action man. You guys got any suggestions on where I can find a broadcast in Oregon?
June 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYanqui
I had heard that Comcast wasn't showing it this year, which is pretty unfortunate. I think that your best solution may be to try out the TSN website.


I think that they show the Thursday and Saturday games after they're completed and the Friday game live.
July 1, 2008 | Registered CommenterRusty

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