1986 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

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1986 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coach Al Bruno
Home field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record 9–8–1
Division place 2nd, East
Playoff finish Won 74th Grey Cup
Team MOP Less Browne
Team MOC Rocky DiPietro
Team MOR Paul Osbaldiston
Uniform
CFL HAM Jersey 1986.png

The 1986 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 29th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 37th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 2nd place in the East division with a 9–8–1 record and won the Grey Cup over the Edmonton Eskimos.

Tiger-Cats owner Harold Ballard claimed to be losing a million dollars a year as owner of the Tiger-Cats.[1] In 1986, Ballard publicly called the Tiger-Cats a bunch of overpaid losers.[1] After the Tiger Cats beat the Toronto Argonauts in the 1986 Eastern Final, Ballard said “You guys may still be overpaid, but after today, no one can call you losers.” [1] A few days later, the Tiger-Cats won the 1986 Grey Cup by beating the Edmonton Eskimos 39–15 and Ballard said it was worth every penny.

Mike Kerrigan and Paul Osbaldiston were in their first years with the Tiger-Cats.

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
A June 11 Toronto Argonauts 21–7 Win 17,750 1–0
B June 18 at Ottawa Rough Riders 23–16 Loss 13,621 1–1

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Toronto Argonauts 18 10 8 0 417 441 20
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 9 8 1 405 366 19
Montreal Alouettes 18 4 14 0 320 500 8
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 3 14 1 346 514 7

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 June 26 at Toronto Argonauts 21–20 Loss 23,100 0–1
2 July 3 Ottawa Rough Riders 18–2 Loss 15,877 0–2
3 July 12 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28–11 Win 13,664 1–2
4 July 18 at Calgary Stampeders 23–21 Loss 26,201 1–3
5 July 25 BC Lions 36–21 Loss 16,462 1–4
6 Bye
7 Aug 7 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 36–30 Loss 25,982 1–5
8 Aug 16 Saskatchewan Roughriders 23–21 Win 14,907 2–5
9 Aug 21 at Montreal Alouettes 28–23 Win 12,158 3–5
10 Sept 1 Montreal Alouettes 42–7 Win 23,185 4–5
11 Sept 7 at Toronto Argonauts 25–23 Loss 28,531 4–6
12 Sept 14 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 21–21 Tie 18,565 4–6–1
13 Sept 21 Calgary Stampeders 20–15 Win 15,105 5–6–1
14 Sept 27 at Ottawa Rough Riders 31–11 Win 17,192 6–6–1
15 Oct 4 Edmonton Eskimos 24–23 Loss 17,352 6–7–1
16 Oct 10 at Edmonton Eskimos 30–3 Loss 38,385 6–8–1
17 Oct 18 at BC Lions 23–17 Win 40,127 7–8–1
18 Oct 26 Toronto Argonauts 20–10 Win 24,430 8–8–1
19 Bye
20 Nov 7 Ottawa Rough Riders 20–19 Win 14,101 9–8–1

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Playoffs[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance
Eastern Final #1 Nov 16 Toronto Argonauts 31–17 Loss 23,126
Eastern Final #2 Nov 23 Toronto Argonauts 42–25 Win 32,041
Grey Cup Nov 30 Edmonton Eskimos 39–15 Win 59,621

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Grey Cup[edit]

Teams Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Edmonton Eskimos 0 0 7 8 15
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17 12 7 3 39

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c All Work and All Play: A Life in the Outrageous Sport, p. 124, John Wiley and Sons Canada Ltd., Mississauga, ON, 2005, ISBN 0-470-83552-4
  2. ^ a b http://www.profootballarchives.com/1986cflham.html
  3. ^ https://www.cfl.ca/page/his_greycup_recap1986