I like B.C., Dave Dickenson, Wally Buono, etc., but if I were to pick the team coming out of the west, it would not be the Lions. "We put our backup running back in for the second half..." Boo hoo! The Ticats had their second string QB in for the first half, and their third string for the second half. And we're not talking about Buck Pierce here...on any other team, Eakin would be third string and Williams would be equipment man. Our two "starting" running backs -- Josh Ranek and Corey Holmes -- were not there. Not to mention that we were playing on the road at 1 in the morning.
There is no excuse for the Lions not winning that game by at least twenty points. When your opponent is that bad, and then has all those other disadvantages added on, a six-point win should be taken as a moral defeat.
The Lions are not playing good football right now, and if I were to put money on it, I would pick them to lose the Western Final...probably to Calgary, though a Stampeder win in the semi-final is not a sure thing.
In the east, Winnipeg has a definite shot. All three teams have been inconsistent, playing great one week and crappy the next, so I wouldn't pick any as the overwhelming favourite.
I see the Grey Cup going to the Western team this season.
Unless that team is the Lions.