I believe the BC Lions are in a tough spot in preparing for this road game on Friday night. They are coming off of a very emotional, gut-wrenching loss to the rival Winnipeg Blue Bombers last week (in OT no less!! ). The Lions squandered a big lead in the 2nd Half; I believe Rick Campbell & his staff contributed to that collapse with some poor coaching. But Winnipeg also turned up the intensity in the 2nd H & dominated the Line of Scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
This is an important game for the Tiger-Cats as they continue to build momentum for the Playoffs. They were able to dominate a “light weight”Lions’ DLine with a strong rushing attack in the first game in Vancouver. I am expecting a similar approach on Friday night.
And I am expecting an emotional letdown from the Lions. I am expecting a comfortable victory for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night. But you never know . . . Coach Campbell might find a way to get his boyz up for this game . . . Expectations can be a funny thing sometimes . . . "When you least expect it . . . " can work both ways.
The Ticats will come out flat against an aggressive BC defence and explosive offense. The Cats will lose a close game and many people will once again ask that Coach O be fired immediately. A blessing in disguise:
This will make the final game meaningless and Hamilton will rest some starters and come out full force on November 4th and win the ESF.
Of course not.
My point is there is a 50/50 chance they win or lose on Friday. BC is a good team. Also, if they lose and the last game is meaningless , that might be a good thing in the grand scheme of things.
I was editorilizing ( in a slightly passive aggressive way) how many people wanted Coach O fired a month ago. Go Cats!
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I disgree with “Hamiton has more to fight for.”
Both teams will be playing to keep slim hopes of improving their, likely, playoff positions, alive, so the motivation should be equal.
BC’s hope is to host the Western Final after having the Semi-Final week off. That’s a greater reward, if it all worked out for them, than Hamilton’ reward, again if it all worked out for the TiCats, which would be playing the Eastern Semi-Final at home, rather than in Montreal.