Tiger-Cats' Marwan Hage looking to regain form

The Tiger-Cats would benefit greatly from veteran centre Marwan Hage (left) regaining the form that...

The Tiger-Cats would benefit greatly from veteran centre Marwan Hage (left) regaining the form that made him the East's nominee in 2010 for top offensive lineman. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency/Files)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:43 AM ET

Nobody embodies the football spirit that resonates in Tiger Town more than Marwan Hage.

No player has devoted so much of his time to the Hamilton community than Hage.

And, arguably, no one associated with the Ticats franchise has endured more pain than the veteran centre, literally and figuratively.

Hage joined the Ticats in 2004, a year in which the club posted a 9-8-1 record.

In the seasons that followed, Hamilton has never finished with a winning record.

Along the way, The Hammer saw the Ticats lose a home playoff game to the Argos, led by quarterback Cleo Lemon.

As recently as two years ago, the Ticats ventured into Olympic Stadium and upset the host Als in as wild an overtime game as three-down football has ever seen.

But typical of the mercurial Ticats, Hamilton would lay an egg in Winnipeg in the East final.

To say Hage has seen it all would be an understatement.


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