Argos take a backseat this week

Brian D.

When was the last time the Argonauts and Tiger-Cats squared off with Ontario bragging rights so overlooked?

True, a Toronto win would give them three wins on four games against their bitter rival, but there is so much else on the line. At 6-9, Hamilton is tied with Winnipeg for second in the East and considering four teams will likely come from the West, home field is of the essence.

“We’re where we wanted to be at the beginning of the year, and we have a great opportunity,” Hamilton head coach Marcel Bellefeuille said earlier this week.

And they’d better take advantage of that chance. After the Argos, the Ti-Cats’ schedule has them hosting Saskatchewan and travelling to Winnipeg for their season finale. Considering that game could be the difference between playing in the postseason and watching it on TV, Hamilton certainly doesn’t want to have it come to that.

(Winnipeg has a home-and-home with Montreal before facing Hamilton.)

If you can’t cheer for the Ti-Cats, and are too frustrated to support the Argos, you can cheer on Steven Olson. The 25 year-old Edmonton native will have his chance to kick for $1 million at halftime in Wendy’s Kick for a Million. The kickers have been in a drought since Brian Diesbourg nailed the 50-yarder in 2005, so at least there’s that to look forward to…

-Marc Tessier

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