I thought that it was way too early to start calculating “magic numbers”. After all, it is only slightly past the half way mark of the season. Normally, there are too many realistic scenarios remaining at this stage. And then I realized that one particular one is imminent.
The TiCats “magic number” to prevent Toronto from being able to overtake them is now 2. Any combination of Ticats wins and TO losses adding up to 2 will relegate TO to finishing below them. That assumes that the Cats win the season series.
If the Cats win on Labour Day, that will be one TO loss, one Cat win, AND the season series wrapped up.
So much for the season starting on Labour Day! ;D
Now I am really looking forward to this game.
BTW, the magic number for finishing ahead of Ottawa is 3, if the Cats win the season series, and 4 if they lose it.
The magic number for finishing ahead of Montreal is 6, if the Cats win the season series, and 7 if they do not.
If the Cats win 6 of their remaining games, including Montreal, they will host the east final, no matter what anyone else does.