The Tiger-Cats are 1-and-5.
Whether you think they should, or could, be 5-and-1 is irrelevant.
Hamilton is 1-and-5.
And if you make yourself believe the Ticats are better than their record, you’re fooling yourself.
They are 1-and-5.
Was Hamilton better than its 10-and-8 record last season?
It doesn’t matter, because you are what your record says.
With a bounce here, a big play there, the Tiger-Cats can surely be 5-and-1 or 4-and-2 or perhaps 2-and-4.
We’ll never find out because the first six games of the CFL season are over and the team can’t change the result.
The Cats lost those 5 games, period.
They’re 1-and-5, and it doesn’t matter if they deserve that mark or not, the reality is they haven’t made enough plays to win more than just 1 game.
Hamilton has another opportunity this Saturday afternoon when they host the 5-and-1 Calgary Stampeders.
Either way, the Ticats will have a losing record heading into Labour Day.
But despite that fact, Hamilton has only played 1 of their scheduled 8 games against an Eastern opponent, a 33-23 win over Ottawa.
The Cats will face Ottawa again, Montreal twice and Toronto three times.
Yes the Tiger-Cats are 1-and-5, but with 12 games left, they definitely have their fate in their hands.