Hamilton Tiger Cats Math = Grey Cups?
June 1, 2013
So I was on the Ti-Cats website checking out the various pages (Cheerleaders + Lauren = Awesome) and I noticed that they “claim” to have won the Grey Cup 15 times. Conventional wisdom is that the Toronto Argonauts have won the most championship so I pulled up a previous Grey Cup winner’s webpage to see how this was possible. It appears with a little bit of “Hamilton Math” they were able to justifiably claim the 15 titles. So what happens to the rest of the teams if we use Hamilton Math to determine Cup winners? Well let’s find out!
According to Hamilton Math the Ti-Cats get credit for any winner that came out of Hamilton. So if we do the same with Toronto teams they get 7 more championships. Cool!
Next we need to deal with defunct teams in Ontario that Hamilton didn’t bother to take credit for. Looks like those go to the Argos as well – chalk up 5 more wins please.
What about Ottawa? No problem! Regina and Ottawa had/have teams with the same name. Looks like 10 more for the Riders. Welcome to 13 wins (Yeah I threw in the 2 Senators Cups. I mean what the hell.)
Hey, Toronto and BC currently have the same ownership group. I guess we get theirs and they get ours! That’s 6 more to Toronto and 16 more for BC. Congrats BC can’t wait to see the rings!
What to do about Baltimore? They became Montreal but were in a different country at the time hmmmmm….. what would Hamilton do? If you guessed Montreal gets half a win and Calgary gets the other half you would be right. Looks like there were no rings that year just a pair of ear rings.Calgary you now have 6.5 Cups and Montreal 8.5 (Yes, Hamilton Math also dictates that the Als get the 1931 cup even though they didn’t exist until 1946!).
Edmonton stays put at 13 wins and Winnipeg at 10 to close out the winners.
OK. Now for the final tabulation of Grey Cup wins according to Hamilton Math.
Toronto = 34
BC = 22
Hamilton = 15
Saskatchewan = 13
Edmonton = 13
Winnipeg = 10
Montreal = 8.5
Calgary = 6.5
Navy = 1
Want the final wonder of Hamilton Math! Last year was the celebration of the 100th Grey Cup but if you use Hamilton’s calculations there have been 123 winners! Simply amazing!! These poeople need to be in politics or a nut house.
Section 122-123 Ride the Rail!
P.S.: All totals listed here are only real in Hamilton. The same as pink elephants and flying pigs.