LOL, those lowly eastern teams
I have noticed from various fans in a variety of places the idea that the Ticats are somehow not as good as their record shows due to playing in the East.
However, EVERY team in the league plays western opponents 10 times and eastern opponents 8 times.
Also its convenient that no one ever mentions the clear advantage of the west having 5 teams vs 4 in the east.
The crossover rules favor the larger west division.
The east has definitely been weaker than the west for a long stretch, but despite this no western team has ever qualified for the championship round via the eastern playoff bracket.
The Ticats wont get any respect until they win the cup. I suppose that’s the way it should be.
If Edmonton were to get to the Grey Cup via the east this year, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
I’m very much looking forward to an Atlanic team joining the league and evening up the divisions as well as neutralize the crossover advantage the west currently enjoys. At that point every team will play every other team 2 times each.
In fact, teams will play against the opposing division 10 times while only playing within their own division 8 times.