We play Ottawa twice again? I thought we rotated in a 3-3-2 in the east every year. Last season we played the Rouge/Noire the final 2 games of the season. We should be playing the Als or Argos twice. I don't get it! :roll:
Pat Lynch(the old confused guy who hopes this isn't the beginning of the end of my mental acuity) :oops:
Not thrilled about that myself. And again, both at the end of the year when the weather has turned cold. The good news there is that I get to wear my Ticats t-shirt, my Ticats long-sleeve t-shirt, my Ticats hoodie, and my Ticats toque again like last year. Not that anyone could tell under my coat....
That change, from what's long been the norm, is what stood out first to me as well. Not only do we play OTT, again, just twice, but also, again, those games are late in the season and, again, they're back-to-back. Otherwise, looking at it, as the coaches and players would, it's quite a good schedule. The worst stretch is 3 games in 12 days, starting Labour Day, but 2 of them are at home and the only travel is down the QEW. There 's one other quick turnaround, as well,. That's between our 2nd and 3rd games, but they're both at home, which helps.
Horrible, horrible schedule. :thdn:
5 Friday night games? Does the league/TSN network ever think about people who work outside of a city where the game is being played? That just blows for any real tailgating options too. This is where the NFL continues to have a step up vs CFL IMO, they keep the fans to a primary Thursday night / Sunday schedule......consistency is key.
Could it be the Cats' management prefers to not have home games in the peak of the summer?
On the positive side .... 5 of our last 7 games, including 4 of the final 5, are all at home. There are no long trips in short weeks and no games in late season, often ugly conditions, out west.
This schedule is ridiculous. What do they do pull names out of a hat? In this hi-tech world surely there is a programme that can do scheduling; at least a computer wouldn't be as biased as the CFL appears to be. :thdn: :thdn: