CFL – Aug. 8, 2009, Eskimos at Ticats – photos

I’ve updated my CFL photo archive with images from the game against the Eskimos on Saturday August 8th.

Here’s a selection of the better images from the game in which the Ticats managed to hold off the Eskimos with a last minute TD for a 28-21 win in the rain.

The game summary by Drew Edwards at the Spectator.

Photos – The game winner:

Tiger-Cats quarterback Quinton Porter (12) scores the game winning touchdown with 46 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

The game changer:

Tiger-Cats defensive back Chris Thompson (26) laterals an interception to defensive back Geoff Tisdale (9) for a touchdown.

The game was a mixed bag for me. In an attempt to avoid changing memory cards in the rain unless absolutely necessary, I decided to use 16GB CF cards in my main camera. Pretty logical, I thought. But because those cards are not the fastest to clear files from the camera’s buffer, I missed shots on a couple key plays, namely Cobb’s first TD and shortly thereafter the interception by Thompson and the TD by Tisdale all in the same play. Just as Tisdale went to dive into the end zone, the buffer filled (it takes 22 RAW frames at high ISO on the Mark III for this to happen, but with a drawn out play such as this one, and potentially shooting at 10 fps, it doesn’t take much). At least I got something of Thompson throwing the ball to Tisdale.

At night games I like to spend some of the second half over by the Ticats bench getting candid shots of the players. And with it raining, it was bound to add more character to the images. But it was a difficult decision to turn my attention away from the field with the game tied at 21.. because I was certain I’d miss something. It’s always a calculated risk. Sure enough, I missed Cobb’s big run that set up the game winning TD. But because he was ruled down at the one, it at least that gave me time to get into position for Porter’s TD… for which he luckily faced me as he stretched for the score.

Back by the team bench I was happy to get some decent shots of Cobb and a few other players.

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Dave Stala (88) waits during team introductions inside the giant inflated Tiger-Cats helmet:
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Dave Stala (88) waits during team introductions inside the giant inflated Tiger-Cats helmet

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez (85) is tackled by Eskimos defensive back Jason Goss (4):
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez (85) is tackled by Eskimos defensive back Jason Goss (4).

Tiger-Cats running back DeAndra’ Cobb (14) tries to escape the grasp of Eskimos defensive end Kai Ellis (93)
Tiger-Cats running back DeAndra' Cobb (14) tries to escape the grasp of Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Kai Ellis (93)

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Marquay McDaniel (6) on a punt/kick return:
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Marquay McDaniel (6)

Tiger-Cats linebacker Markeith Knowlton (25) and defensive back Lawrence Gordon (29) tackle Eskimos slotback Fred Stamps (2):
Tiger-Cats linebacker Markeith Knowlton (25) and defensive back Lawrence Gordon (29) tackle Edmonton Eskimos slotback Fred Stamps (2)

Tiger-Cats defensive back Lawrence Gordon (29) tackles Eskimos slotback Jamaica Rector (85):
Tiger-Cats defensive back Lawrence Gordon (29) tackles Edmonton Eskimos slotback Jamaica Rector (85)

Tiger-Cats running back DeAndra’ Cobb (14):
Tiger-Cats running back DeAndra' Cobb (14)

Tiger-Cats linebacker Markeith Knowlton (25) tackles Eskimos running back Arkee Whitlock (36):
Tiger-Cats linebacker Markeith Knowlton (25) tackles Edmonton Eskimos running back Arkee Whitlock (36)

Tiger-Cats defensive lineman Justin Hickman (95) watches Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray (15).
Tiger-Cats defensive lineman Justin Hickman (95) watches Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray (15).

Tiger-Cats defensive back Lawrence Gordon (29) blocks a pass intended for Eskimos slotback Jamaica Rector (85):
Tiger-Cats defensive back Lawrence Gordon (29) blocks a pass intended for Edmonton Eskimos slotback Jamaica Rector (85)

A guy I had a tough time getting decent shots of… Tiger-Cats wide receiver Arland Bruce III (4):
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Arland Bruce III (4)

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Marquay McDaniel (6) on another punt/kick return:
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Marquay McDaniel (6)

Tiger-Cats running back DeAndra’ Cobb (14) scores a touchdown:
Tiger-Cats running back DeAndra' Cobb (14) scores a touchdown

The sequence: Tiger-Cats defensive back Chris Thompson (26) returns an interception, which he lateralled to defensive back Geoff Tisdale (9) for a touchdown.
Tiger-Cats defensive back Chris Thompson (26) returns an interception, which he lateralled to defensive back Geoff Tisdale (9) for a touchdown.

Tiger-Cats defensive back Geoff Tisdale (9) chats with defensive coordinator / linebackers coach / assistant head coach Greg Marshall during the halftime break:
Tiger-Cats defensive back Geoff Tisdale (9) chats with defensive coordinator / linebackers coach / assistant head coach Greg Marshall during the halftime break

Tiger-Cats kicker Nick Setta (13) kicks to begin the second half:
Tiger-Cats kicker Nick Setta (13) kicks to begin the second half

Eskimos kicker Noel Prefontaine (7) drops a bad snap that resulted in a fumble forced by defensive lineman Justin Hickman (95) and recovered for the Tiger-Cats by linebacker Markeith Knowlton (25):
Eskimos kicker Noel Prefontaine (7) drops a bad snap that resulted in a fumble recovery for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by linebacker Markeith Knowlton (25)

Tiger-Cats defensive lineman Demonte’ Bolden (90) tackles Eskimos running back Calvin McCarty (31), then drives his head into the ground after the play was whistled dead, which resulted in a major penalty:
Tiger-Cats defensive lineman Demonte' Bolden (90) tackles Eskimos running back Calvin McCarty (31), then drives his head into the ground after the play was whistled dead

Tiger-Cats defensive back Sandy Beveridge (19) tackles Eskimos running back Calvin McCarty (31):
Tiger-Cats defensive back Sandy Beveridge (19) tackles Eskimos running back Calvin McCarty (31)

Tiger-Cats newcomer, defensive end Montez Murphy (98), faces off against Eskimos guard Patrick Kabongo (56):
Tiger-Cats newcomer, defensive end Montez Murphy (98), faces off against Eskimos guard Patrick Kabongo (56)

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Chris Bauman (87) is hit hard by Edmonton linebacker Kelly Malveaux (27):
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Chris Bauman (87) is hit hard by Eskimos linebacker Kelly Malveaux (27)

Eskimos defensive back Lenny Williams (9) and linebacker Mark Restelli (44) try to tackle Tiger-Cats running back DeAndra’ Cobb (14):
Eskimos defensive back Lenny Williams (9) and linebacker Mark Restelli (44) try to tackle Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back DeAndra' Cobb (14)

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Chris Davis (1) scores a touchdown:
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Chris Davis (1) scores a touchdown

Tiger-Cats defensive back Lawrence Gordon (29) and defensive back Chris Thompson (26) tackle Eskimos slotback Jamaica Rector (85):
Tiger-Cats defensive back Lawrence Gordon (29) and defensive back Chris Thompson (26) tackle Edmonton Eskimos slotback Jamaica Rector (85)

Tiger-Cats defensive lineman Justin Hickman (95), linebacker Jamall Johnson (28) and linebacker Dennis Haley (43) tackle Eskimos running back Calvin McCarty (31):
Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive lineman Justin Hickman (95), linebacker Jamall Johnson (28) and linebacker Dennis Haley (43) tackle Edmonton Eskimos running back Calvin McCarty (31)

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Marquay McDaniel (6) loses his helmet on a tackle by Eskimos long snapper Taylor Inglis (52) and linebacker Mark Restelli (44)
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Marquay McDaniel (6) loses his helmet on a tackle by Edmonton Eskimos long snapper Taylor Inglis (52) and linebacker Mark Restelli (44)

Tiger-Cats offensive lineman Marwan Hage (62):
Tiger-Cats offensive lineman Marwan Hage (62)

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Marquay McDaniel (6):
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Marquay McDaniel (6)

Tiger-Cats quarterback Adam Tafralis (17)
Tiger-Cats quarterback Adam Tafralis (17

Tiger-Cats defensive end Garrett McIntyre (71)
Tiger-Cats defensive end Garrett McIntyre (71)

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Chris Davis (1) shares a laugh with wide receiver Arland Bruce III (4)
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Chris Davis (1) shares a laugh with wide receiver Arland Bruce III (4)

Wide receiver Arland Bruce III (4):
Tiger-Cats wide receiver Arland Bruce III (4)

Tiger-Cats linebacker Markeith Knowlton (25) had a big game with 11 tackles and an interception in the end zone to take away a potential Eskimos TD:
Tiger-Cats linebacker Markeith Knowlton (25) had a big game with 11 tackles and an interception in the end zone to take away a potential Eskimos TD

And a bunch of shots of running back DeAndra’ Cobb on the sidelines in the rain:

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