Hamilton Tiger-Cats - The agony of defeat

Sunday's game was the first Grey Cup berth for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats since their 1999 win over the Calgary Stampeders. The city of Hamilton has claimed 15 Grey Cup victories in 30 appearances, second only to Toronto in both categories. Eight of those championships are credited to the Ticats, who assumed their present form in 1950.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Andy Fantuz sits in the dressing room after their loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/David Stobbe (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Fantuz sits in the dressing room after their loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Andy Fantuz sits in the dressing room after their loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/David Stobbe (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris (L) is consoled after the Tiger-Cats loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/David Stobbe (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Burris is consoled after the Tiger-Cats loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris (L) is consoled after the Tiger-Cats loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/David Stobbe (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris (1) walks off the field with teammates Tim O'Neill (55), Joel Figueroa (60) and Marwan Hage (62) during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game against teh Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Burris walks off the field with teammates O'Neill, Figueroa and Hage during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game against teh Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris (1) walks off the field with teammates Tim O'Neill (55), Joel Figueroa (60) and Marwan Hage (62) during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game against teh Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris waits to get back on the field against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Burris waits to get back on the field against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris waits to get back on the field against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris (1) scrambles out of the pocket during play against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Burris scrambles out of the pocket during play against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris (1) scrambles out of the pocket during play against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris (1) falls into the endzone to score a touchdown as Saskatchewan Roughriders Craig Butler (28) looks on during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Burris falls into the endzone to score a touchdown as Saskatchewan Roughriders Butler looks on during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris (1) falls into the endzone to score a touchdown as Saskatchewan Roughriders Craig Butler (28) looks on during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Andy Fantuz (83) is tackled by Saskatchewan Roughriders Dwight Anderson (33) and Craig Butler (28) during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Fantuz is tackled by Saskatchewan Roughriders Anderson and Butler during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Andy Fantuz (83) is tackled by Saskatchewan Roughriders Dwight Anderson (33) and Craig Butler (28) during the second half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin (C) stands with his coaches on the sideline during play against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the first half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin stands on the sideline during play against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the first half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina
Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin (C) stands with his coaches on the sideline during play against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the first half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris reaches for the ball after missing a snap while playing against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris reaches for the ball after missing a snap during the first half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Henry Burris reaches for the ball after missing a snap while playing against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Delvin Breaux (27) breaks up a pass intended for Saskatchewan Roughriders Taj Smith (88) during the first half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Breaux breaks up a pass intended for Saskatchewan Roughriders Smith during the first half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Delvin Breaux (27) breaks up a pass intended for Saskatchewan Roughriders Taj Smith (88) during the first half of the CFL's 101st Grey Cup championship football game in Regina, Saskatchewan November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
REGINA, SK - NOVEMBER 24: A Hamilton Tiger-Cats fan celebrates after a field goal in the first quarter against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the 101st Grey Cup Championship Game at Mosaic Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Regina, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
101st Grey Cup Championship Game
REGINA, SK - NOVEMBER 24: A Hamilton Tiger-Cats fan celebrates after a field goal in the first quarter against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the 101st Grey Cup Championship Game at Mosaic Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Regina, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Members of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take the field to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Grey Cup, Sunday, Nov, 24, 2013, in Regina, Saskatchewan. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Members of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take the field to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Grey Cup, Sunday, Nov, 24, 2013, in Regina, Saskatchewan
Members of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take the field to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Grey Cup, Sunday, Nov, 24, 2013, in Regina, Saskatchewan. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Marc Beswick leads his team onto the field face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Grey Cup, Sunday, Nov, 24, 2013, in Regina, Saskatchewan. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Marc Beswick leads his team onto the field face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Grey Cup, Sunday, Nov, 24, 2013, in Regina, Saskatchewan
Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Marc Beswick leads his team onto the field face the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Grey Cup, Sunday, Nov, 24, 2013, in Regina, Saskatchewan. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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