Bob Young still passionate about his Tiger-Cats

Bob Young says as much as he is pleased his Tiger-Cats are in the Grey Cup, he is more excited by...

Bob Young says as much as he is pleased his Tiger-Cats are in the Grey Cup, he is more excited by the fact his team will play in a new stadium next season — and could become financially viable once again. (QMI Agency file photo)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:30 PM ET

REGINA - It’s not something The Caretaker is running around town announcing for all to hear at the 101st Grey Cup.

Bob Young, who moves about with a well-worn Hamilton Tiger-Cats ball cap on his head while wearing a nondescript parka, sort of gets lost in a crowd.

A most modest fellow who will be pretty much the nicest guy in every room he’ll enter this week, Young isn’t the sort who searches for the spotlight or bring attention to himself.

But he’s here at this Grey Cup as a much more interesting story than most of his players or coaches. And that’s before you get into the likely $40 million or more he’s lost as owner in the last decade and the $6 million or more he’s lost this year alone. That number will rise if he wins the game and has to buy rings and pay bonuses.

The little-known fact that hasn’t come out during Grey Cup week, for example, is if Bob Young were to get his name inscribed on the Cup this year, it would be a very personal historic occasion.


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