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1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season
Head coach John Payne
Home field Ivor Wynne Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 3rd, East
Playoff finish Lost Eastern Semi-Finals
Team MOP Tom Clements
Team MOC Leif Pettersen
Team MOR Jim Reid
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1978 1980 >

The 1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 22nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 30th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 3rd place in the East division with a 6–10 record, but lost the Eastern Semi-Finals to the Ottawa Rough Riders.

Star quarterback Tom Clements was acquired from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a mid-season trade and went on to lead the league in passing.[1] Additionally, University of Western Ontario quarterback Jamie Bone attended Tiger-Cats training camp but was cut. He took the Tiger-Cats to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, alleging that he was never given a fair chance to compete for a quarterback position because he was Canadian.[2] During the proceedings, the Tiger Cats admitted that they had made up their mind on who the starters would be. Bone won his case, and the tribunal awarded him $10,000.[2] The Tiger-Cats were awarded to give him a 14 day tryout in 1980.

Regular season

Season Standings

Eastern Football Conference
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 16 11 4 1 351 284 23
Ottawa Rough Riders 16 8 6 2 349 315 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16 6 10 0 280 338 12
Toronto Argonauts 16 5 11 0 234 352 10

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Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Final Score Record
1 July 11 at Ottawa Rough Riders 19–30 0–1
2 July 18 Toronto Argonauts 11–18 0–2
3 July 25 at Montreal Alouettes 24–20 1–2
4 Aug 1 Saskatchewan Roughriders 8–21 1–3
5 Aug 8 at Toronto Argonauts 0–25 1–4
6 Aug 14 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21–27 1–5
7 Aug 21 BC Lions 16–22 1–6
8 Sept 3 Ottawa Rough Riders 16–9 2–6
9 Sept 8 at Ottawa Rough Riders 4–44 2–7
10 Sept 16 Montreal Alouettes 14–21 2–8
11 Sept 23 Edmonton Eskimos 21–22 2–9
12 Sept 29 at Toronto Argonauts 17–16 3–9
13 Oct 8 Toronto Argonauts 42–3 4–9
14 Oct 14 at Calgary Stampeders 26–16 5–9
15 Oct 21 Ottawa Rough Riders 21–3 6–9
17 Nov 5 at Montreal Alouettes 20–41 6–10

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Post-season

Game Date Opponent Final Score
Eastern Semi-Final Nov 11 at Ottawa Rough Riders 29–26
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Awards and honours

References

  1. ^ a b c HISTORY - Hall of Fame | Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  2. ^ a b Drake, Stephen (2009). Weird Facts about Canadian Football Strange, Wacky and Hilarious Stories. OverTime Books. p. 134. ISBN . 
  3. ^ 1979 Regular Season Standings | CFL.ca | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Archived 22 July 2009 at WebCite
  4. ^ a b 1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats - The Pro Football Archives
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame: Tom Clements". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
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