Comment 53959

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted December 29, 2010 at 11:46:25


Don't get me wrong - I'm not judging Bob Young for looking out for his interests.

Young is losing tons of money... and honestly, it's not the team's performance at fault. They are't the best in the CFL, but it's not like they're some continual embarrassment like the Leafs. They make modest successes with a modest budget.

Young, fundamentally, needs to do something drastic to recoup some of his investment. The fact is that Hamilton is a boat-anchor for him, not an asset. Hamiltonians don't have much money, and the city has a terrible image problem that's keeping outsiders from visiting our city. I'm sure if it were up to him, he'd rather be owning the Mississauga Tiger-Cats. Or the Waterloo Tiger-Cats.

This move to Aldershot is his big break - he finally has something he can sell to the rest of the Golden Horseshoe. And he needs them, so he can raise ticket prices... he needs to hold onto his existing fans for just long enough to bridge the gap to a larger, more affluent fanbase.

These aren't moral judgments - this is a business. The man needs to make money, and he's not doing it by staying put.

I suppose I was being hyperbolic to say that he will change the name in 5 years, but I'm betting he's considering it, weighing his options on how to avoid alienating existing fans. Ontario Tiger-Cats, maybe?

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