Can’t get enough CFL ahead of Sunday’s Grey Cup game?
Get an inside look at Grey Cup festivities, Ticat and Rider practices and what to expect in the few days leading up to the big game in Regina with CBC Hamilton.
Join CBC Regina’s Adam Hunter and Scott Regehr of CBC Sports for a live chat Friday at noon. They’ll join CBC Hamilton executive producer Rick Hughes from Rider Nation (otherwise known as Regina, Saskatchewan).
Have a question for Adam or Scott? Email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of the chat, tweet @CBCHamilton or join live at noon at cbc.ca/hamilton and follow the links to the chat.
Hamilton Tiger-Cat owner Bob Young
Bob Young loves Saskatchewan and thinks Toronto and B.C. are "so full of themselves." We'll have a brief interview with Young after the live chat at noon.
With a new stadium taking shape and a successful run to the CFL championship game, Young says the future looks good for the Ticats.
"With a new stadium, a new television contract, a great web presence that we're building on and, of course, a winning football team, the Tiger-Cats will be financially stable for the first time in 42 years — next year, going into the new stadium," Young said Thursday.
Stampeders Jon Cornish named CFL's top player, Canadian
Calgary Stampeders running back, Jon Cornish, was the big winner at the CFL awards banquet Thursday night, receiving the league's outstanding player and top Canadian awards. It's the second straight year Cornish was honoured as the league's top Canuck but he's the first homebrew to capture outstanding player honours in 35 years.
And with the two individual honours under his belt, Cornish said he can focus on Pringle's single-season rushing mark of 2,065 yards.
"I think I can focus a little bit on more numerical goals, which I don't really like focusing on because I think they're reasonably selfish but I need something to focus on," Cornish said. "People have aspired to get that record as recently as this year but I think it's sufficiently far away that in terms of total yardage if I didn't get there and I tried to get there I'd still have a pretty good season."
The last Canadian to be named outstanding player was Ottawa tight end Tony Gabriel in '78. Cornish joins Gabriel and legendary Rough Riders quarterback Russ Jackson as the only Canadian winners of the CFL's top individual honour.
Jackson, 77, of Hamilton, was a three-time winner (1963, '66, '69) and both he and Gabriel, 64, of Burlington, Ont., are Canadian Football Hall of Fame members.
Good advice for Game Day
Spirit of '72
Think good thoughts Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans. Here' s something to warm a black and gold hear. This Grey Cup classic from 1972 featuring the Ticats and the 'Riders. Hamilton won 13-10 thanks to a late field goal from a 19-year-old Ian Sunter.