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Sports Rick Zamperin: 2019 Tiger-Cats feel a lot like 1999 Grey Cup winning club

15:20  18 november  2019
15:20  18 november  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The Hamilton Tiger - Cats Football Club also recognizes all Grey Cups won by (CHML continues to carry The Fifth Quarter as an unofficial postgame show, now hosted by Rick Zamperin .) The Tiger - Cats have retired two jersey numbers in their franchise history, Bernie Faloney in 1999 and

2019 Hamilton Tiger - Cats season. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They finished in first place for the first time since 2014 and will attempt to win their 9th Grey Cup championship. ^ Zamperin , Rick . "Lucky 13 as Tiger - Cats rout Redblacks for franchise record win total".

a person wearing a helmet: Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Dane Evans (9) celebrates with teammates during second half of the CFL's Eastern Final against the Edmonton Eskimos in Hamilton, Ont. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Dane Evans (9) celebrates with teammates during second half of the CFL's Eastern Final against the Edmonton Eskimos in Hamilton, Ont. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are going to the Grey Cup and football fans in Steeltown are on cloud 9.

Hamilton secured a spot in the Canadian Football League's 107th Grey Cup championship after a dominating 36-16 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos at Tim Hortons Field on Sunday.

Dane Evans, making his first career playoff start in the CFL, didn't allow the big stage to affect him as he threw for 386 yards and a touchdown to lead the Ticats to the title game for the first time since 2014.

Rick Zamperin: 107th Grey Cup matchup dripping with juicy storylines

  Rick Zamperin: 107th Grey Cup matchup dripping with juicy storylines Football fans will be discussing five major storylines this week leading up to the 107th Grey Cup between Hamilton and Winnipeg this Sunday.But these aren't your run-of-the-mill news tidbits that seem to crop up every time the Canadian Football League's championship game comes about.

Updated November 14, 2019 11:52 pm. The Hamilton Tiger - Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers have the longest current Grey The Ticats last won in 1999 while the Blue Bombers last celebrated a title in 1990. READ MORE: Rick Zamperin : There’s room for you on the Hamilton Tiger - Cats bandwagon.

By Rick Zamperin 900 CHML. Posted July 26, 2019 6:00 am. Hamilton Tiger Cats receiver Brandon Banks (16) celebrates his game- winning touch-down The 5-0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers have risen to power in the ultra-tough West Division while the 4-1 Hamilton Tiger - Cats have been menacing in all

Most Outstanding Player nominee Brandon Banks was stellar, again, as was Hamilton's defence and special teams.

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The 2019 Tiger-Cats remind me a lot of the team that brought home Hamilton's last Grey Cup championship in 1999.

The coaches and players are different but the two teams share some similar traits, such as their professionalism, confidence and toughness in all three facets of the game.

Who would've thought that a rookie head coach would have lead a team with an unproven backup quarterback who was thrust into the starter's role because of injury, having to start several different running backs throughout the year, and deal with a murderers row of road games in the middle of the season all the way to the Grey Cup?

Rick Zamperin: Difference makers who will decide outcome of 107th Grey Cup

  Rick Zamperin: Difference makers who will decide outcome of 107th Grey Cup What is the 'it factor' that separates these teams from the rest of the pack? READ MORE: CFL commissioner says more work to be done to stop domestic violence In Winnipeg, running back Andrew Harris, defensive end Willie Jefferson and new starting quarterback Zach Collaros stir the drink for the Blue Bombers.Despite serving a two-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, 32-year-old Harris laid down one of his best seasons with a league-leading 1,380 rushing yards, 70 catches for 529 receiving yards, and eight total touchdowns.

The Hamilton Tiger - Cats are going to win the Grey Cup in 2019 . Some people (I’m looking at you die-hard Ticats fans) may look at In 2019 , the stars seem to have aligned for the Tiger - Cats . Orlondo Steinauer may be a rookie head coach in the Canadian Football League, but many of Hamilton’s stars

The 2017 Hamilton Tiger - Cats season was the 60th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 68th overall. The Tiger - Cats finished the season in 3rd place in the East Division with a 6–12 record and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

Orlondo Steinauer and the Ticats have not only done that, but they've done it in record-breaking fashion -- going 15-3 and winning every home game in the regular season and playoffs.

Are the 2019 Tiger-Cats a team of destiny, just like the '99 team seemed to be?

We will find out on Sunday when Hamilton and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet in the Grey Cup for the first time since 1984.

Longtime Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan wants his belt back from Willie Jefferson .
A Winnipeg fan's custom Bombers wrestling belt made its way into the Grey Cup dressing room celebrations and was prominently featured in post-game photos and videos. Carvalho said the entire Grey Cup experience was indescribable as a longtime fan who supported the Bombers through thick and (mostly) thin."The buzz... I'm still buzzin'. Just an absolute loss of words," he said. "I'm just so happy I never gave up on my team."Carvalho said he's hoping to meet up with Jefferson at Tuesday's parade to get the now-famous belt back."Technically, Willie J's still got my belt. That's gotta come back home.

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