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JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:48 AM ET

Don't adjust your TV tomorrow night during the TSN broadcast of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers visiting the Toronto Argos at Rogers Centre.

You will see TSN's CFL panel live on location in 1950s costumes -- but that is by design.

Going retro

Keeping with the retro theme of the game -- Winnipeg and Toronto will wear throwback jerseys from the 1950s - the TSN panel is getting into the act.

"Can you believe that?" said panel member Matt Dunigan on dressing up in 1950s costumes tomorrow.

"They don't let us out of the cage (in the studio) very often, so we are really excited about getting out. It is the second time in the last two weeks (we have been on location).

"And to get all dressed up in '50s gear. I don't know what they are going to do with (panel member Chris Schultz)? I don't know if they can find that type of retro gear for a big man."

Jock Climie and Dave Randorf are the other members of the panel who will be turning the clock back six decades tomorrow.

"And they are kicking around the idea that they are going to go with a (Happy Days look) with Schultzie," continued Dunigan. "If that is the case, he is going to be the biggest Fonzie ever."

The actual production of the Toronto-Winnipeg game will look the same as every week, which is unfortunate because TSN should take it the whole 10 yards.

A black-and-white game with none of the fancy graphics of this generation would have given the tilt a neat look.

MEDIA MUSINGS: Dunigan has shed some more light on why Schultz and Climie had to wear the watermelon helmets on the set during the panel's visit to Regina for the Labour Day weekend game involving the Bombers.

"Dave and I sucked it up and we took the early flight out (to Regina on Labour Day weekend), so we could be there and go to the pressers (media conferences for each team) and talk to the players and coaches," said Dunigan.

"We were doing what we were suppose to do. Schultzie and Climie -- they decided to sleep in and they took the later flight. They got in that night.

"Their penalty was to wear the watermelon helmets we carved.

"That was all planned. That was the price they had to pay."

AROUND THE DIAL: Brian Williams will have an interview with new Toronto head coach Don Matthews during tomorrow's TSN telecast... There is speculation that Corey Graham - formerly Bob Stauffer's main producer on Total Sports is going to host a late-night sports talk show on TEAM 1260.

QUICK HIT: The media in Hamilton is justifiably ripping into the hapless Tiger-Cats.

Check out this line by Hamilton Spectator columnist Steve Milton this week after the Tabbies were hammered by the B.C. Lions last weekend.

Milton wrote: 'It was hard to find anything pleasing about this one (last Saturday's game), other than the intermission when a) a great band was playing, and b) the Ticats were not.'

Ouch.

And there is this headline from thespec.com after last Saturday's 35-12 B.C. victory over Hamilton: Cats can't beat a cold.

The Tiger-Cats battle the Eskimos on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium (5 p.m, CHED).


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