We also lost Don Wittman and Tyrone Jones.
It has been particularly tragic. I look around and there just doesn't seem to be a replacement for guys like Bobby and Leif and Don. I know we have many dedicated broadcasters and builders throughout the league, but the loss of Bobby and Leif and Don and Ty in one year is just too much too soon. And now that Ron is so sick, well, I just don't know what to think. I hope that a leader of some sort can step up and fill the void.
There have been years in the past when the East was weak. They'll be back. Montréal is a pretty good team and is doing well. Hamilton desperately needs a new stadium. That MUST be a priority in steel town.
Ottawa will be back in another year or two. That will help.
Here's to looking forward to a stupendous Grey Cup celebration to help lift the pall that so many losses has left over the league this year, and on the bright side, we have seen some fierce competition and very exciting games that can carry us through.