A Classic in its own right

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML | Hamilton News

Amazing, incredible, wonderful, wow… just some of the words fans used yesterday to describe their experience at the first Labour Day Classic at Tim Hortons Field.

And the Tiger-Cats didn’t disappoint as they sent their fans home with a bigger smile than when they walked into the new stadium, after beating the arch rival Argonauts 13-12.

Hamilton’s defense played menacing football all day long, collecting four sacks and limiting the effectiveness of Argos QB Ricky Ray, who still became the youngest player in CFL history to compile 50,000 career passing yards.

A tip of the cap to Cats quarterback Zach Collaros, who after missing five games after suffering a concussion, came back to the field and looked very good.

He was focused, made good decisions with the football, and had help from his offensive line.

It was a huge win for many reasons.

Hamilton is now just 2 points out of first place in the East Division, but even more important, was the fact that the Cats opened their new turf on a high note.

All the negative chatter about stadium delays is over, in fact, its been crushed by what is an amazing facility… one that all of Hamilton should be proud of.


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  1. Sure the negativity is over, just look at Scott Thompson’s post. What an ass he is. Loved the stadium, enjoyed the game. This team is a work in progress and we will just have to be patient. I’m sure that having a home will also make a difference to the players after being gypsies for a long time.