as I've always said you have to beat the teams you should beat and they've done that. Except for the 2 losses to Montreal I think the team has what it takes. Most recently they flat out played WITH Saskatchewan. should have won but 2 wins in their next 2 games and 2nd is a pretty well a lock with 2 losses by T.O. to Sask. Is a crossover by the west really out of the question right now? On a positive note, the Esks crossover and play at IWS. Gets them to the final and: stranger things have happened.
shame shame shame, predicting cats loose to the esk in eastern semi final 2010. Their win over argos must have mesmerized you.
FYB: god no!!! I guess I phrased that wrong. I hate the Esks more than some of the Stamps fans here in Calgary. But it's there(Ti-Cats doing well). Mistakes can't be part of the equation though.
garney (mr henley was one of my first football heroes):
Half -full pretty well describes this team.
Last year we were 9-9. This season we are 6-6.
So I'd say half-full is an accurate representation of almost two seasons of very mediocre football, despite some good off-season signings. We have lacked consistency...especially on offence.
I hope we can come up with a respectable showing in the next 6 games. But I don't have a lot of confidence that anything will change.
I think we have a lot of good players. We just don't seem to be able to use them properly.
I would prefer the half full way of looking at the cats record as I said before after a 1 and 4 start to the season,we are now
6 and 6 with 6 games left to hopefully finish strong.
I can see the Ticats winning four of the remaining six games... Edmonton (twice), Toronto, and BC. We're not likely to beat either Calgary or Montreal. This would make us 10-8 for the season, and likely have us in second place in the East. 9-9 might also put us second, but would pretty much lock up a playoff spot anyway. 8-10 would be dicey.
I'll hope for a Division final appearance, but I think we aren't good enough to beat Montreal and go to the GC game. Making the East final would be progress from last year. One of these days Calvillo and Cahoon are bound to retire and give the rest of us a chance.
Isn't hope and expectation part of being a fan? Even against the top teams I have to believe that we can beat them, sure we might need a bounce or two to go our way but the day won't come that I walk into a stadium convinced we're losing ahead of time. Half full every game.
I also see this as a half full glass. It's just I'm not sure what is exactly in that glass????
As for the remaining games....I see us winning one of the games against the Esks and perhaps the Argo game. The rest are a toss up. Given the way the defense played last week and the offense in previous games (the Als game)...I just never know which team is going to show up to play.
Half full: Montreal can play on the offensive side of the ball but look at what B.C. and Winnipeg did to their defence not to mention Saskatchewan first game of the year though that's a long time ago I realize. The biggest game of the year is the home game against Montreal which will truly tell us if we have made up ground or not. They put it to us really good last time they were in and we will be measured by that game. And before someone says it I think Calgary is overated.
Any team is capable of beating another on any given night but I think we wind up 11-7 and play the Als in the East final. In Montreal it will be tough but not as impossible as some are saying.