Argos have had the fortune of playing Cups in the east the last few times they were .500 and in it. They also had a far superior quarterback in Ray in 2012 and 2017. They’re not a good road team and I’d say not really a good team overall - we did help make them look an awful lot better as did a depleted Sask team. This may actually be a year the crossover team or Montreal gets over the hump and represents the east. But I don’t see either winning unless Wpg runs into a boatload of injuries.
Unless the wheels totally off the two top west teams, whoever comes out of the east will be facing either the Bombers or the Stamps...do you actually see ANY team in the east defeating either the Stamps or the bombers. Or for that matter even having a chance in the Final.
Argos beat Calgary in 2015 I think it was, which was a shocker. Hence "stumbling" into a title part.
That's my point, no one would pick the Argos to win at any point between the strat of the season and today, and quite likely the start of the playoffs. Which is why it'll qualify for the "stumbling" their way into a championship category.
Argos are on their way to winning the east, they'll have a 1st round bye. Vancouver's wonderkid QB is injured, Winnipeg was beat by MTL, heck, our 3-8 ticats almost beat Calgary and hung in decently enough with Winnipeg and Saskatchewan.
It's not like the western teams are juggernauts this year. I feel like things will conspire for a favorable Argo playoff run this year, they're about due for some dumb luck.
consider that a lightning strike,,,ain't gonna happen in a grey cup match THIS year, or as it happened last year too...other year perhaps yes i totally agree but a healthy Stamps team or healthy Bomber team aint gonna lose the big game to no team form the east this year
2015 had a much better Argos team and less of power house team for the stamps...this year it ain't gonna happen...and I hate to see the stamps win even exhibition games,,,the bombers unless that lightning strikes Colaros and 5 other key players ain't gonna lose a play off match vs any east team either...look for both of these teams to get some good talent from late nfl cuts for shoring up what they are missing
The Argos are not very good this year. Their 5-5 record flatters them. They could easily have a 2-8 receord if earlier in the season Montreal made that chip-shot game winning FG, and the Cats didn't allow their infamous 2nd half collapses to occur in their two losses to the Argos.
I would not bet against the Argos when they had Ricky Ray. That guy was a magician. However I doubt Bethel-Thompson has the ability to propel a sub-par or even mediocre Argos to a Grey Cup victory.
Haha fair points, i get it, I'm not saying ther Argos are a good team. They're not, what im saying is its because they're not expected to do anything, they'll pull a rabbit outta their ass this year, it's the formula!
A playoff opponent will have a key injury the week before, they'll sign a key NFL cut, something will happen.
Not a overly serious suggestion all, more of me expressing my exacerbation that we can't do anything right and they'll fall into aGC win is all.
I wonder if Zac will survive the next two games against Riders ,that’s my gut feeling and it will obvious effect Bombers chances of a third Grey Cup appearance & Stamps are not all that great, playing on the frozen prairie that’s another matter.Montéal’s running game is pretty solid,good kicking game ,bet on Als over Stamps…..
The Riders already have 6 wins. They have a tough remaining schedule but 2 of their games are against bottom feeders Edmonton and Hamilton. They should at the very least win those two games which would give them a total of 8 wins.
Hamilton would then need to go 5-2 in their remaining 7 games in order to reach 8 wins and prevent Saskatchewan from crossing over.