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Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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The Resume

    (1869- )
    Founded as the Hamilton Tigers
    Merged with Hamilton Wildcats in 1950, became 'Tiger-Cats'
    IRFU 1907-53, CFL (1954- )
    13 Grey Cups (1913, 1915, 1928-29, 1932, 1953, 1957, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1986, 1999)

Why they might be annoying:

    Their nickname is a made-up word.
    The existence of the Hamilton Wildcats caused financial hardship for the Tigers (and the Wildcats), so the two clubs merged.
    They were the last team to have a winless season in the CFL (0-12 in 1949).
    Its stadium during the 1970's was so dilapidated, that American TV stations refused to air CFL games played in Hamilton.
    The CFL threatened to fold the franchise in 1995, partly because the team wasn't selling enough game tickets.
    They went 1-17 in 2003, setting the record for most losses in a CFL season.
    Their uniforms make them look kind of like the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They are one of the most historically significant teams in the CFL.
    They are the CFL's oldest franchise, dating back to when they were the Tigers.
    They were the first IRFU or WIFL team to win the Grey Cup.
    They merged with the Hamilton Wildcats seven years after the Wildcats won a special Grey Cup competition that took place during World War II, during which all the teams of the IRFU and WIFU suspended operations.
    This has enabled the city of Hamilton to possess the Grey Cup in every decade since the 1910's.
    They have a great rivalry with nearby Toronto.
    They play just a short distance from the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Credit: Gregg

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 77 Votes: 46.75% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 27 Votes: 25.93% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 62 Votes: 59.68% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 18.18% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 60 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 74 Votes: 51.35% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 843 Votes: 81.49% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 128 Votes: 66.41% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 41 Votes: 41.46% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 56 Votes: 73.21% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 149 Votes: 74.50% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 125 Votes: 62.40% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 204 Votes: 62.75% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 54 Votes: 59.26% Annoying