By Gord Bowes, News staff
Don’t worry about a few bad games this season. Frank Menzies says the Tiger-Cats will still win the Grey Cup.
He hopes be able to see it happen.
Menzies, 69, is suffering from throat cancer and is spending his final days at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice.
A fan of Hamilton’s football teams since the age of 10, back to the days of the Flying Wildcats and the Tigers, Menzies is a hardcore fan. He dresses up for each game and wants to be buried in his Ticats gear.
“If you want to live in Canada, you support your cities in Canada,” said Menzies, who was a quarterback at Delta high school, where he joked he had a “99-per-cent interception rate.”
When Glenn Gibson, the Ticats’ new president, came to visit him recently at the hospice, Menzies had some advice and predictions for him, like be sure to play Dave Stala more often.
“They’re going to win the Grey Cup,” he predicted.
The visit was arranged through CFL hall of famer John Bonk, who volunteers at the hospice.
Gibson presented Menzies with several souvenirs, including a new hat and a print of Ivor Wynne Stadium signed by the athletes who played in the final game, plus a few alumni.
“It’s nice to make something unpleasant a little better,” said Gibson.