Was it a moral victory for Ticats?

Tiger-Cats receiver Andy Fantuz (83) reacts after dropping a pass in the end zone in the dying...

Tiger-Cats receiver Andy Fantuz (83) reacts after dropping a pass in the end zone in the dying seconds of Friday night's loss to the defending champion Argonauts at the Rogers Centre. (Reuters)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:21 AM ET

It’s inevitable.

 

A team loses a heartbreaker, a game that was there for the taking and as the first voices of the men wearing that loss — like a prickly bush begin to be heard, the suggestion of a moral victory arises.

Normally that question comes from the media and it did again Friday night minutes after the Ticats disheartening 39-34 loss to the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts.

Initially the participants bristle at the suggestion saying there is no such thing as moral victories, but eventually relent that the team actually did show something. Everyone goes home happy.

Ticats new head coach and general manager Kent Austin is not going to play that game and he did not go home happy.

Austin barely contained the anger that was bubbling beneath the surface as he fielded questions in his post-game scrum.

Where someone else might see the progress the Ticats made from the George Cortez 2012 version in its first real test, Aust


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