Well, that might not necessarily happen as the Schmoes "tragic number" is currently sitting at 2. This means any combination of Schmoe loses and Rider wins (or Bomber wins, in the crossover situation) totaling 2 will result in the end of "the streak."
Edmonton's remaining sked is as follows:
at Montréal (Fan Day at Olympic Stadium)
So should the Argos pull off a win on Saturday, there's a good chance the Als will drive the final nail into the coffin.
For comparison purposes, here's the remaining skeds for the Riders and the Bombers (listed as Riders/Bombers respectively):
Week 18: vs. Montréal/@ Hamilton
Week 19: @ Toronto/vs. Calgary
Week 20: @ Edmonton/@ B.C.
The CO is extremely slim, unless the Bombers go 0 - 3, inwhich case they dont deserve a playoff spot. However I can see the Esks going 1 - 1 and the Riders 0 - 2, setting the stage for the final meeting of the year between the two, that is just too close for comfort.
Agreed. Especially since the Riders don't really do all that well at Commonwealth to begin with. The Riders sked before the final week isn't going to do them any favours: between the two clubs battling for 1st in the East.
The magic number (combo of wins by Wpg/Sask or losses by the Esks) for the Bombers is one, the Riders is two. The difference here is even if the Eskies would tie the Bombers with points at the end of the season, their head to head record or anything else is irrelavant. The Eskies need more points than the Bombers to get in for the crossover. Tie break rules don't apply for the crossover.
With Sask, since the Eskies have the season series already, they would get 3rd if they wound up tied at the end of season.
The way Saskatchewan is playing it is a distinct possibility that the Eskimos could sneak into the play-offs. But I don’t think they will beat either Calgary or BC. THose teams are just too strong right now.
On another note I’ll attend my first Eskimos home game tomorrow against Toronto. It’ll be interesting to watch two teams I don’t cheer for play live.
Your choices are:
cheer for the refs,
cheer for injuries,
cheer for the Argos and take a shower as soon as you get home!
If you are a true Rider fan, you cannot cheer for Edmonton, regardless of any play-off implications, ie., even were the 'Smos out, they still suck!!