Hamilton now has a chance to win the Grey Cup at home next Sunday
It was a dramatic comeback that broke the hearts of Argo fans.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats faithful now have a chance to watch Steeltown’s team get a shot at becoming champs at home in next Sunday’s Grey Cup final.
“It was awesome, but I was a little nervous at the beginning,” said a relieved Hamilton resident Kelly McCullough.
She admitted she felt pretty low until the second part of the game since her team trailed 12-0 after the first half.
“I was worried because they were acting silly to me.”
Despite costly fumbles and the slow start, her team pulled off a gritty 27-19 victory.
“The outcome was great, it was a little nerve-wracking, but that’s the way the Ti-Cats have always played. They gave us a lot of excitement,” said Ti-Cats fan Mike Aube, as he left BMO Field.
For Argos fans, it was a major disappointment — especially, after the Double Blue fumbled a 12-0 lead.
“If the Argos had been able to finish and get touchdowns instead of field goals, I think we could’ve been in it,” said Joanne Weston.
“It was a great game. Hamilton deserved everything they got. I hate to say it,” added season-ticket holder Dave Mahar. “But I’m so happy that Hamilton won because they haven’t won the Grey Cup in so long.”
“You have to give big ups to Hamilton for sure,” said Jay, who initially felt confident about Toronto’s chances after the Argos impressive showing all season. “It was just unfortunate. It was a tough third quarter.”
His friend, Kavs, agreed: “Our offence was on point, but our defence wasn’t there. And in the second half, our offence was just all over the place.”
Some fans also said they felt safe despite the pandemic while being in a crowd of 21,492 fans.
“We took our precautions, and we hung out with the people that we were comfortable with,” said Dave Waters who sported a mask and spikey blue wig. “Being outdoors, it’s no big deal to me.”