Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tiger-Cats purr in the pouring rain

There is officially a good football team in Hamilton.

No, not the one at McMaster University, but the one that slugged it out with the CFL's Western Conference-leading Edmonton Eskimos in a heavy rain at Ivor Wynne Stadium on Saturday night.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 4-2 — already a victory better than they achieved all of last season — and they sit a well-deserved two points back of the Montreal Alouettes in the East, thanks to a 28-21 margin over the Esks.

This is a club that, in the previous four years, won just 15 times in 72 tries.

Rookie DeAndra' Cobb's 40-yard scamper set up a quarterback sneak by Quinton Porter with less than a minute to go for the Cats, who relied on a strong defence and a short-passing offence to claw out the two points.

Edmonton, coming off impressive wins over Saskatchewan and Montreal, dropped to 3-3.

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