Tuesday 13 April 2010

Best Ti-Cat Game of 2009: #4

#4 (Week 6): 28-21 WIN vs. Edmonton

This game had everything that makes football great. Inclement weather? Check! It was pouring rain the entire game. It was coming down like Cats and Eskim-- I mean, dogs. Back-and-forth action? Check! The Esks ran out to a 12-point first-quarter lead, and the Cats stormed back. Fantastic plays? Check! The Chris Thompson-Geoff Tisdale interception-lateral TD return was one of the wildest plays I saw all season. Great ending? CHECK! With 46 seconds left Quinton Porter scored on a QB sneak to take the lead for good. All of that adds up to one helluva game.

Also, and not so inconsequentially, was the feeling this win, which took the Cats to 4-2, gave to the fans. This was the game, I believe, that made the fans actually think that this season would be different. This was the true beginning of the great 2009 Hamilton Tiger-Cats campaign.

It is for those reasons that this game lands at #4 on my list.

PREVIOUS: #5 (Week 2) at BC

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