After watching the Ticats lose 36-5 in Montreal on Sunday, there are a lot of words you can use to describe Hamilton’s performance.
The first few that come to mind are disappointing, embarrassing, and unacceptable.
But the answer to the question everyone is asking doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily.
How did the Ticats lose so badly?
I can point to a number of factors, but none of them are 100% scientifically proven.
The fact of the matter is, Hamilton came out flat and got flattened by an Alouettes team that simply wanted Sunday’s game more.
The loss, and the way the Cats lost, was especially difficult to swallow after seeing how well they played in the two previous wins against the Argos.
Hamilton was definitely up for those contests and played very, very well.
So even though the Ticats have seemingly traded wins and losses every week this season, I’m going to chalk Sunday’s defeat up to this… they let their guard down.
They didn’t bring their “A” game, not even close, and maybe in the back of their minds, they thought they could win by just showing up.
Not in the CFL.
The young Ticats should fully aware of that now.