This is the time of year for my annual post on how HAM never gets anything other than 10:00pm ET start times in BC. I calculate once in the past 10 years that we started there earlier (7:00pm ET).
Most years there are other games where an Eastern team plays there at an earlier time, but not this season. Almost all of BC’s games are 10:00pm or even later. The one 7:00pm ET game in BC went to, who else, WPG.
It's weird that BC has already had two of their three bye weeks - just like TOR. They have only played 4 games, while several teams have played 6. Unless they finish first, they will not get another week off after Labour Day.
They’ve already taken on or two players off the 6 game list early and they are limited as to how often they can do that within the season - or half a season.
Or maybe he tweaked something in practice. I got the impression he’d be starting this week but it appears not.
There’s always a chance but I’d say the odds are in BC’s favour given that the Ticats are on a short week (which should never happen when they have to travel to the west coast IMO - and that’s any eastern team) and BC is coming off the bye as has already been mentioned.
I’m going to hope for a win but given that the Ticats have yet to play a full 4 quarters in any game and BC usually looks good from start to finish, I’m sure not holding my breath or picking the Ticats to win. I’d be MOST HAPPY to be wrong - of course!
True but they aren’t playing when their bodies think it’s bedtime or later, they’re playing at an earlier time in the day. Still out of routine but easier on the body.
A few months ago we were considering flying out to Vancouver this summer for a visit and were planning it to coincide with this game, but we changed our minds when fuel prices started rocketing up and there semed to be plenty of problems with air travel.
It’s really weird they way they’ve placed some of the bye weeks this year. Having the extra bye - aside from the irregularities of scheduling 9 teams - is supposed to be for player safety so one would think they’d try to space them out a bit better for each team so that they aren’t playing long stretches without a break. Two weeks ago when they had only 3 games and three teams off, Ottawa was the only eastern team playing. Why wouldn’t they have had at least one western team off that week too? Sometimes the scheduling just makes no sense.