I can understand trying to give teams a bye in a fairly even manner, but IMHO the schedule maker made a mistake by not going with 2 games pitting a west opponent vs an east opponent. I think more fans would be inclined to watch then, since both games would mean something to every cfl fan. As a fan of the Leos, this weekend's sched told me I could take the weekend off (although I love my CFL and watched both games anyway - even tonight's debacle by the Argo-nots). I'm sure some west fans did decide to skip the games, as will many eastern fans next week.
Personally, I dont believe any byes were needed at all. The cfl has had great momentum the first 7 weeks - they should have kept it going full bore before hockey and the nfl kick in. If they were worried about going up against the Olympics, then they guessed wrong as NOBODY wants to watch us have less medals than Thirdworldistan!
Just my humble opinion. Anyone else?