Wow! The standings with the Lions logo at the top sure looks good! :thup: Click on Game Day and then Standings to see what I mean. Let's hope it lasts.
Has the West's playoff positions ever been decided earlier than this season? Last year it came down to the Lions' and Esks' last game or very close to it. This year there's still 22% of the season remaining. Saskatchewan is out. It would require an 8 game miracle for the Roughies to get in. The Riders would have to win at least 3 and tie one game while Hamilton would have to lose all of its remaining games. It's not going to happen.
I've not checked out the stats but it would be interesting if the season playoff positions were settled earlier in other seasons. This appears to be a first. I cannot say enough about how Wally and the Lions have turned things around.
It was as recently as August 05, 2011 that the Lions were sitting in the cellar of the west with a lousy 2 points after knocking off Saskatchewan. Now look where they are! And there is more to come. Basking in 1st place atop of the standings board has got to feel pretty darn good for the Lions. I never thought I'd see the season unfold this way but it has and it feels great.