Someone pinch me, I still can’t believe it.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are going to the Grey Cup!
Who would have thought that a team that started the year with a new coaching staff, that came out of the gate losing 4 of its first 5 games, and with a lineup littered with rookies, would be Grey Cup bound?
The kudos have to be spread around, from Bob Young and Scott Mitchell who brought Kent Austin on board, to the players who made the magic happen, and to the fans who not only packed into the Dome yesterday, but cheered on the Ticats all season long in Guelph.
The Ticats are going to the Grey Cup for the first time since 1999 and will play the host Saskatchewan Roughriders on CHML.
It marks the fourth time that Hamilton and Saskatchewan will meet in the CFL final, after playing each other in 1967, ’72 and ’89.
If you’re keeping score, the Cats won two of those three meetings, losing a heartbreaker in 1989 when Austin was quarterbacking the Riders.
Now he’s in Black & Gold and leading a spirited crew into Regina in what should be an outstanding matchup of East vs West.
It’s too early for predictions, let’s enjoy yesterday’s win over the Argos at least for one more day before we set our sights on Saskatchewan.