For only the ninth time ever, Hamilton and Toronto will meet in the CFL’s Eastern Final.
CHML’s coverage of Sunday’s game begins with the Pregame Show at noon, kickoff is at 1pm.
The winner of the game advances to the 101st Grey Cup November 24 in Regina against either Calgary or Saskatchewan.
The Argos have won 4 of the 7 previous East Finals against Hamilton since 1950, although the Ticats took the last matchup in 1986.
The Cats have also won the season series this year, claiming two of their three meeting against Toronto, and enter Sunday’s game on a three game winning streak.
Toronto won’t have running back Chad Kackert in the lineup after he underwent surgery on his injured ankle.
He’ll be replaced by former NFL’er Jerious Norwood.
The Argos will also be without starting middle linebacker Robert McCune, who will sit out with a shoulder injury.
The 34-year-old recorded 99 defensive tackles this season, a career high, and third highest in the CFL this year.
Hamilton enters the game as healthy as they have been all season long.
Toronto had 50 takeaways this season, 3rd highest in the league, while the Ticats managed to cause just 32, the second fewest in the CFL this year.
The Cats are also last in sacks for and against, while Toronto is 7th and 6th in that category.
Earlier this week, the Argonauts began selling tickts to the upper bowl of Rogers Centre, meaning Sunday’s game will be the highest attended game in Toronto since the 100th Grey Cup last year.
There will be a large contingent of Tiger-Cats fans at the Dome, including six bus loads of supporters that have been organized by the Cats Claws Fan Club.
Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina says he will be in one of the buses that will head down the QEW.
Ticats quarterback Henry Burris says it sounds like it will be a neutral site game, but regardless of the crowd, he just wants to win.
If Hamilton does win on Sunday, they will clinch a spot in the Grey Cup championship game for the first time since 1999.
That is also the year the Tiger-Cats last won the iconic CFL trophy.