Saturday 24 September 2011

Preview: Stampeders at Tiger-Cats

Touchdown Atlantic is finally here.

When the schedule was released back in February, a game that most CFL fans had circled on their calendars was this one. Even if you are not a fan of either of these teams, you want to see this game be a success, because a permanent team in Atlantic Canada is something most want to see.

This game also has a lot of meaning. Both teams are coming into this game following losses. The Cats have lost their last two -- and looked horrendous doing it -- and Calgary suffered another defeat at home, which has proven to be more of a house of horrors than a comfort zone for the Stamps this year.

Perhaps it is good that both teams are on the road for this one.

Hamilton has lost all the momentum they gained from beating the Als on Labour Day. So much so that fans from around the country have been jumping off the bandwagon at a record-breaking pace. The Cats have played as badly as over the last two games as they have at any point in the last two and a half seasons. But the last time the Tabbies were beaten this badly twice in a row, they came back to win three straight.

The atmosphere in Moncton should be electric. Despite this being a home game for the Tiger-Cats, I'm sure it will feel more like a neutral-site game. It should be fun nonetheless, so hopefully both teams bring their A games.

If you aren't going to be in Moncton, you can catch the game on TSN or on AM900 CHML.

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