So right now it is a dog race for first place in the East with the TwoColours currently in the lead, and then the Cats and those Boatguys tied in second 3 points behind because of Ottawa's tie.
Here is what the schedule for each team looks like down the stretch.
Ottawa: Bye, @Cgy, Tor, @BC, Ssk, @Ham, Ham, @Wpg, Wpg
Could be a tough stretch if they can't manage to pick one up on the road and they need to at least go 3-1 at home ...those last 4 weeks will be their true test depending on how the Bombers are playing.
Toronto: @Ham, Ham, @Wpg, @Ott, @Mtl, Cgy, Ssk, @Cgy, Bye, @Edm
Toronto have put themselves in a bit of a bind going 1-5 at home in the first half of the season but still remain undefeated on the road...how long can that keep up? Blue team better hope it does with just 3 games left at BMO and ending the season with back to back games in Alberta.
Hamilton: Tor, @Tor, Mtl, @Ssk, Cgy, Bye, Ott, @Ott, Edm, Mtl
Some huge games against Eastern opponents down the stretch, especially the back to back sets with Toronto coming up and later with Ottawa, could tell the story at the end of the season if Hamilton can manage to go 3-1 in those 4 games. Huge benefit playing 5 out of the last 7 games at THF where they hopefully can find their mojo again with a whooping on Labour Day being a good place to start.
Looking at all three schedules, I would definitely rather be the Cats right now than the other two teams. Still this has been one wacky year so far, who knows what ends up happening but I have a feeling it will go right down to the last week of the season with a crossover in the cards.
Cats would put themselves in a very nice position if they can sweep the Argos with visits from the league basement in 2 weeks following. That Ottawa series scares the hell out of me though especially with that extra point giving Ottawa a one point edge, I really don't like the TwoTones their new shiny smell wore off real quick last season.