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No AC! That's not cool Ticats
Argonauts blaming Ticats for sabotaging the air conditioning in their dressing room
By Steve Buffery, Toronto Sun
First posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:27 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012 12:45 AM EDT
HAMILTON - They say desperate times call for desperate measures.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, hot under the collar after starting the regular season 0-2, apparently took that expression to heart on Saturday night at Ivor Wynne Stadium against the hated Toronto Argonauts.
In a move described by one Toronto official as bush league, the Argos discovered prior to the game that the visitors dressing room at Ivor Wynne was oppressively hot, and that there was no working air conditioner. The feeling with the Toronto camp was that the Ticats purposely set it up so that there was no cooling unit in the room. The Argos had to dispatch somebody in the hours leading up to game time to find and rent a portable AC unit. Until then, all the players could do was hydrate like mad ... and think cool thoughts.
"The temperature inside the dressing room was 10 degrees hotter than outside," said the official. "All that heat drains the energy out of the players."