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HOT TOPICS OF THE WEEK
Monday didn't mark the end of football at Ivor Wynne Stadium quite yet, as one of the league's most historic stadiums will still host four more regular season games as well as a concert by the Tragically Hip before it gets torn down.
But it was the final Labour Day game to be played in the current version of the stadium, and some fans had to say goodbye for the final time ever.
Ivor Wynne has been host to many heated battles between the Argos and Ticats, both with players on the field and with the fans in the stands. The Labour Day tradition that pits the Black and Gold against the Double Blue will never die, but a big part of it is now but a memory for any fan lucky enough to be able to attend a Labour Day Classic in Hamilton.
@ill_will_35 (Former Argo Willie Pile) Can't 4get about my #Argos tho! Last #LabourDayClassic in Ivor Wynne! My 1st #CFL game was in that stadium! Do work fellas! #AllHandsOnDeck
@DOTS_angela It's a beautiful day to beat the #Argos! Go #Ticats in the final #LabourDay Claasic at Ivor Wynne stadium #HamOnt !!!
@BigRedChappy Last Labour Day Classic at Ivor Wynne Stadium, had a lot of memories here! Ti-Cats, Eat 'em Raw #CFL
@nabuurs The Labour Day Classic is about to start for the last time at the old Ivor Wynne Stadium! #ArgosSuck #GoCatsGo #IvorWynneForever
@emilyaliceellen Headed to a Hamilton Ti-Cats game!! Last Labor Day Classic at Ivor Wynne stadium!! #legendary #cantwait
@trevorwhiffen Sorry to say 'Good Bye' to good old Ivor Wynne Stadium in the Hammer. Looking forward to seeing the @Ti-Cats flourish in the new facility.
@DaveShreeve Ivor Wynne, you were fantastic today. What a great last memory of the old stadium today will be. Couldn't ask for anything better.
@wanderu Has any Canadian sporting facility ever had as much sense of place as Hamilton's Ivor Wynne Stadium (see that last @bruce_arthur RT)?
@railfan514 Wow, it will be weird watching the Tigers Cats playing at a stadium other than Ivor Wynne.
@MikeRadoslav At the last Labour Day Classic at Ivor Wynne Stadium #CFL #oskeeweewee
@DilaDeyanira Nothing like watching the Labour Day Classic in Hamilton!!! Last one at Ivor Wynne Stadium #history
@PSoNumber9 As much as it's a hostile place for the #Argos and their fans, the entire #CFL is going to miss Ivor Wynne Stadium and that atmosphere
Of course, there was still a game to be played at Ivor Wynne, and although the Ticats couldn't end up coming away with a win, Chris Williams made sure it was a memorable one for Ticats fans, and the rest of the league. The young burner came into the game tied for most kick return touchdowns in CFL history, and on Labour Day, in front of the first sold-out crowd of the season, Williams electrified 30,000-plus with an incredible punt return to get the Ticats on the board for the first time.
Here are some of your rections to the amazing accomplishments:
@RealPaul Chris Williams has returned 6 kicks for TD. That's a record and its only halfway through the season #cfl #Ticats #crazyfunleague
@KenzieG_13 Chris Williams is trending cause he friggen broke a CFL record!! #CFL #ticats
@nicklindsay1 man, chris williams is actually a monster.. #ticats
@Happy_Belmore Save us Chris Williams. #Ticats #labourdayclassic
@GreyCupBound @CFLKate Chris Williams is trending right now @Ticats
@JordynThomson35 Chris Williams is actually unreal #CFL #ticats
@paul_is_great Chris Williams is making even more fans in Hamilton by trying his best to get Mike O'Shea fired. #Ticats #CFL
@Kembies Oskee wee wee! Oskee wa wa! Holy mackinaw!!! Chris Williams EAT EM RAW!!!! #ticats #punt #dontdoit
@AnthonyUrchTLR Whens the last time a player won the #CFL's MOP award solely on his kick returns? #Ticats Chris Williams has to be under early consideration
@Ian_McAlpine New #CFL record for Chris Williams. 6th kick return TD of the season. Still half a season to go. Incredible. #Ticats #LDC
@josh_d03 Are you serious Chris Williams. Why do they even punt to him. He's redic. #gocats #ticats
@RedDevilWine #TicatNation #Ticats you cannot script this... Chris Williams breaks The alltime punt return record on the day they honor Earl at half. Wow
@jbeni90 Hahaaaaa i friggen love chris williams!!!! #Ticats congrats buddy! #WHOGONSTOPME? #WHOGONSTOPMEHUH?
@TalonsThree Wow. Chris Williams (@cwillkl80) setting a new @CFL record only halfway through the season. #BeastMode #TiCats
@TicatsPR Before that return, #Ticats WR Chris Williams was averaging a TD every 8.25 punt returns. Gizmo Williams' most productive season = 1/19.6
THE BEST FROM CFL SOCIAL MEDIA (Twitter and Facebook) DURING GAMES
BC @ MTL
@BCsDave #Alouettes defensive front line has been good today. Getting lots of pressure on Lulay. Thankfully Lulay has the legs. #bclions #cfl
@JasonD79 And there's your 3rd down stop! When it matters most. Wow, clutch from the #Alouettes. Fantastic football game. #BCLions. #CFL
John Law What a game by Calvillo and what a pass knockdown by Parker to seal the win for the Als. Great CFL game.
Lenny Andrichuk Thats 2 weeks in a row BC looked very average. They almost lost to Winnipeg last week. Can you say parity in the CFL!
Frederic Skucas deFENCE (theFENCE)!!! I was at Molson Stadium and the last 3 minutes of the game were absolutely incredible. The whole game though was great to watch!!
Denis Fournier A very exciting and tense game. Felt like a playoff game for sure. This year so far the games in the CFL have been very entertaining. Parity is all across the league which makes it for some good football. I am sure next Saturday's game in BC will be tight and exciting.
Rick Kowalik AC is 40??? he still looks great and can even put some zip on the long ball, another game over 300yds great game.... not a Montreal fan but you can't help but be impressed by AC
Michèle Pineau What an exciting end of game. Congrats to Calvillo for his performance...but I lift my hat to the defence who in my opinion were the real players of the game!
WPG @ SSK
Joe Iannotta It doesn't matter where you live in Canada !!! The Bomber Invasion is Strong and proud, were hungry and we are coming to get ya !!!
Diane Everett Schaefer okay. so we know somebody has taken our winnipeg blue bomber football team. we need to find them. i wonder what the ransom will be and how much are we willing to pay
@michaelsangster Anyone catch the final score in the game today I lost count :)! #bombers #Riders! Green is the Colour!
Kelly Lynn McKeage thank god! hopefully this is the turnaround game! Go Riders!
@CanuckStruck "Fifty Shades of Grey" is set largely in Seattle while "52 Points of Green" took place in Regina today! #GoRiders #Riders #CFLonTSN #Bombers
Linda Stewart Remember not to be too smug, we play there next week, plus they are our prairie friends and neighbors. Happy we finally have a win.
Jonathan Wade Bombers basically gave up in this game, good thing there's the banjo bowl next weekend
@CoryDiemert #riders can enjoy today's W but be prepared, #bombers will be looking for payback next wk. #RiderNation
TOR @ HAM
Cody Stewart Think everyone knows Hamilton vs Toronto is the biggest and oldest rival game in the CFL.. Some teams don't want to admit it.. But it's true.
Carla O'Neill Woot woot. All day football. Now that is my kind of day.
Richard James Macdonald how many times have the cats blew the lead this year...many times.....show up in the first half then forget to dress for the 2nd
@SMB0213 #Ticats defence MUST make some plays here! This drive #Argos drive could determine the outcome of our season. D-FENCE
@TravisLee87 The #Argos and #TiCats are putting the Classic in Labour Day Classic! #LDC #CFL
@xianmarin This is by far the most exciting #CFL game I have ever been to in my life. #LabourDay #Argos #TiCats
Bruno Branco Great game. If the Argos O-line had been able to protect Ray the whole game like they did in the 4th...It wouldn't have been that close.
EDM @ CGY
@SweetDsArgoFan Ah, a Hugh Charles backflip looks a whole lot better when it's not against your team lol.. #Stamps #Esks #CFL
@Lionfan15 #CFL #NoLeadisSafe The #Stamps and #Esks game may well come down to last possession
@PaulQ99 What's the whole "it ain't over till ..." you know how it goes #CFL #Stamps #Esks #CFLonTSN
C Stephen Cassin I'm thinking too many Eskimos out partying and taking part in the parade and events around Town this weekend.
Rob Rodrigues Beastly block by Cornish. Love that Labour Day nastiness. Now go for the sweep, Stampeders!
Mark Zirrie Nik Lewis!!! Cornish played great as well! And from the Eskies side D lineman number 90 he had a solid game after getting laid out by Jon Cornish! Great labour day game can't wait for Friday nights rematch! Go Stamps Go!
Rodney Hafso Battle of alberta was definitely the best. Momentum swings both ways the whole game and a tight finish. Too bad the wrong team won. GO ESKS!!! We will get our revenge on friday!!