Break the games down and try to see what the players go thru. there is so many little battles on the line, over the middle plays, one team finds a seam to go for an attck and sticks with it. It's football; or is it the NFL around the corner and can't wait thing?
Actually I've been enjoying it more this season so far than I have in decades. Though it might be because I've become so disenchanted with the NHL (despite a good Stanley Cup final), the CFL has become my alternate sports fix. It might also be that you can never get tired of the Argos getting blown out....
Sure I'd like close games all the time but not the case but agree with Evildoctor in a sense about hockey especially hockey in the regular season that looks more like basketball on ice or glorified shinny until the playoffs. CFL games and football still provide the most bangs, literally, and every game means a lot even though if the game is a blowout I will still change the channel with the CFL like I did tonight halfway in the 4th quarter, same in every sport for me with this.
I agree with you Evil, there has been way more scoring than last year and even though we have had a lot of blowouts, its entertaining when the offences are way ahead of the defences.
Give me more points over boring low scoring No Funners League type games.
I agree that blowouts aren’t exciting, but I still think this has been an exciting start. The B.C./Saskatchewan and Hamilton/B.C. games were great. The last few minutes of the latter game were some of the most intense I’ve watched in a while. The Lions and Stamps both starting at 0-2. Montreal winning consecutive games against Western opponents. Even with my Eskimos tanking, I’m still enjoying the season. I’ll probably start cheering for my second favourite team (Ti-Cats). They may have finally gotten over the hump.
It's the blowouts for sure. I suspect, and hope, it gets better as the season goes on. I still watch, but it is difficult to hang in there in the 4th quarter when the game is basically decided.
I don't have a problem with the eight teams as long as they're good eight teams. I'm extremely disappointed in the Esks (and apparently many others are too, judging by attendance) and that has cast a pall over the season for me. On the other hand, I can't wait to see what the Cats do next.
It's football! you're going to have blowouts and you're going to have squeakers. You're just not going to have them every game every week. It's only the third week and i am enjoying the fact that the Bombers and Ticats are looking renewed and the Argos are not. Things will heat up as the season moves forward, it always does. Personally if my team has the fire power to run up a score i say go for it! It just exemplifies the weaknesses of the other team and reminds them of what they need to work on.
The Riders seem to have a knack for putting on an entertaining finish. Even if they're headed for a blowout, they'll find a way to make it interesting late. Sometimes it's enough to give a guy a heart attack.
Still a young season. It will pick up soon, for sure.
I am not bored of this season. A couple of upsets. Winnipeg beating Calgary, Hamilton beating B.C, Montreal 2-0 playing in the West after going 0-4 in the West. Spygate contraversy, Retro week, an average of like 7 turnovers at Mosaic stadium, and we saw the catch of the year, (Ben Cahoon's helmet grab) :thup: