No doubt about it, MM. Any of the top three teams in the east could be in BC in November. Ottawa is playing awesome! Hamilton is going to need a major turnaround to even sniff the playoffs the way they are going. That, in spite of my being an Argo fan, dissapoints me. I'd love to see a four way fight in the East.
I think the exprience will still come into play come November. Allen and Cal have been their before many times. Kerry Joseph is going to have to lose some before he gets to the big game. That's not to say Ottawa won't have a home playoff game. I'm just saying, I don't know if Ottawa has what it takes yet. Wait another year when the Argos and Als lose players to retirement. Then it'll be Ottawa's turn.
I think Ottawa's Cinderalla story may come crashing down to earth soon. They'll definately be in the playoffs, and may even get Home field for the Eastern Semi final. But I think Toronto and Montreal will soon bring them down to earth soon.
The only thing I think that can cause it all to come crashing down is their depth.
I think as long as Ottawa doesn't run into injury troubles they will be a contender in the latter part of the season. But if they get one or two key guys hurt, it will be back to last-year's-ville for Ottawa.
I guess by your logic of Allen being one hit away must apply for anyone who's been hurt in say the last year. Printers, Cal, Nealon, uhh Joseph. Because if your motive to say Allen is one hit away is because of his age, then look at what he has done so far this year and last year. He's not like any other 42 year old, that is one hit away from the end of his career or season. You guys can go ahead and hope Allen doesn't make it through the year to say I told you so, but the fact of the matter is this...Both The 2004 Grey Cup MVP and CFL Most Outstanding Player of 2003 (And should of been 2004 as well) can beat your Safety Quarterback anyday. This little hot streak that the Gades have gone on won't last. Funny how one little hot streak, and all 30 of you Ottawa fans think your Grey Cup bound. Give me a break! Your no where near the team that Montreal or Toronto are.....and sure as hell no where near the City they are. The Sens suck, and the Gades suck, and they'll always suck. For god sakes your 5-3, not 8-0. Remember how last year started out?
Watching Ottawa succeed this year has been a pleasure, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Barring their improbable win against Montreal early (and let’s face it, my Als beat themselves), Ottawa hasn’t won against a legitimate Cup contender like BC, Edmonton or Toronto. THAT will be the real acid test. I still think the Gades, even though they’ll probably make the playoffs, are a year or two away from seriously challenging for the Cup.
One thing’s for sure: the East just got a lot more exciting this year.
Ahhhh yesâ€¦ the Toronto sports fan speaks up... why doesn't this surprise me??? cause I've learned to ignore them...
Firstâ€¦ let me go on recordâ€¦ I have the utmost respect for Damon Allen and his accomplishments... he being a year younger than I, I couldnâ€™t see myself playing in this league with such a target in my handsâ€¦ the â€œWilson F2005â€?...
But as all Toronto teams seem to doâ€¦ they tend to open the wallet and buy instead of developingâ€¦. â€œ88â€? should I say any moreâ€¦but I suspect that at 1.5 mil, a deal even with his over ripen melon, but the Leafs are dumb enough to pay Domi 2.5 over two years but someone had to help the guy out cause he couldnâ€™t sell a sandwichâ€¦
My comments are that the Argos are so dependant on Damon (as shown against Montreal) when Bishop was able to muster just 85 yards of net offenceâ€¦ What would the Argos ever do if Damon was to take that hard one? I guess Domi could be available.
Iâ€™ve seen KJ take some pretty hard hits I know that Damon couldnâ€™t take. Your entire season balances on the health of Damon Allan just like the Als with AC. White is larger than most CFL linemen Iâ€™ve seen and this is not a good thing. Even CBC Sports has questioned Montrealâ€™s depth at QBâ€¦
Yes the Gades are 5-3 and why shouldnâ€™t the Gades fan enjoy itâ€¦ but the Argos are 4-3 and the 26 Argo fans are already talking about a parade route down Yonge Street just like Leaf fans do.
Anywayz, yes! i do agree that the renegades have the potential to represent the East...especially if Allen and Calvillo are both down...i do think that the renegades are playing their best football right now...
You seem to do more talking about hockey then you did about football. Lets run through it though. Opening the wallet? Obviously another Ottawa boy whining because your team gets knocked out just about every firggen year by the Leafs. Doesn't matter how bad the Leafs get under the new system, Ottawa will never amount to anything in hockey. The franchise shouldn't even be there. Every fricken team in that city goes bankrupt or has other ownership problems. 2003? Remember? Friggen Presidents Trophy winners, and for most of the year the Sens were filling only 75% of the arena. Awful is you ask me. But wait there's worse. Your little Renegade team. Mr. First Place in the East, who's lucky to break 25 grand a game. Ottawa is a joke of a city, who lives off it's title as the Capital of this fine country. If Ottawa wasn't the capital it would just be another hole in the ground, like Windsor or Sarnia.
As for Kerry Joseph, I don't think after partly tearing his ACL, you'd ever see him come back and lead his team to the playoffs and win a Grey Cup, and Grey Cup MVP.
I'm not saying you can't enjoy it, but to say after starting 5-3, that your already a better team that the likes of the Als or Argos. I know it wasn't you who posted it, but if you disagreed with it, you would should of said something.