My Predictions For Final Standings

I promised myself, I would stop doing this. :roll:

My predictions always seem to go the opposite. :oops:

However, I am confident in this one.

WEST

CGY 15 - 2 - 1
BCL 12 - 6
WPG 11 - 7

EAST

OTT 8- 9 -1
HAM 8 - 10
EDM 10 - 8

I suggest this because the Bombs are going to play fast and hard.
Ott will most likely rest some guys.

I would like to see Ott get the win for momentum , but I think they are secure without taking risks.

I will state this again. No West team is going to tank to go East.

Ottawa has stated that they will give Trevor Harris some playing time so I can't see that resting Burris will weaken them at all. When you play a home game you do not want to announce that you are resting players, the fans want to see a regular season game with all the starters, they don't want to pay to see a pre-season game.
If it was a road game I think they would rest some players.
If Ottawa can shut down the Bombers on the road, they can shut them down at home.

Edmonton should beat the Argos. The Esks and Bombers will be tied and I believe that the Bombers will have to cross over to play Hamilton.

If the Esks and Bombs are tied, the Esks have the season series 2 games to 1.

Bombs would cross.

Yea, that's what I said.

I don't think it matters to the Ticats who they play, Esks and Bombers seem to be equal.
Ticats will have the home field advantage and Banks will be back from his drug time out.

Which actually could be a good thing considering that the Bombers have already represented the East in the Grey Cup before as Division Champs on several occasions when they were parachuted into the East from the West as the replacement team when Montreal and Ottawa both ended up folding up shop as franchises on different occasions.

Can you imagine Burris winning this year a Grey Cup? Austin would be sipping shi....t if that happens, that's for sure.

Man, just when The Bombers thought that they were back in the West Division, BANG!

The Crossover might drag 'em right on back East again.

Yup !!! It could easily happen again and what’s ironic about it is that the last two times the Bombers won the Cup it was as an East team in “88” vs the Lions and “90” vs the Eskimos . The B.B’s have actually represented the East 6 times in the Cup with the most recent time being in “11” when they lost to B.C. The Bombers have actually played every other team in the West at least once in a Grey Cup game so it really wouldn’t be as strange as let’s say a Stamps vs Eskimos match-up and would probably be an easier sell as a Grey Cup game to the buying public this year at BMO in Toronto…but let’s not count out Ottawa or Hamilton just yet :cowboy:

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Yup !!! It could easily happen again and what’s ironic about it is that the last two times the Bombers won the Cup it was as an East team in “88” vs the Lions and “90” vs the Eskimos . The B.B’s have actually represented the East 6 times in the Cup with the most recent time being in “11” when they lost to B.C. The Bombers have actually played every other team in the West at least once in a Grey Cup game so it really wouldn’t be as strange as let’s say a Stamps vs Eskimos match-up and would probably be an easier sell as a Grey Cup game to the buying public this year at BMO in Toronto…but let’s not count out Ottawa or Hamilton just yet :cowboy:

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Austin would bump Burris, then slap him on the hand.

[i]1,2,3...

Oh yes, let's count out the Wimpy Cats! :cowboy: [/i]

Johnny has to disagree.

Eskimos = Evil Empire. Hervey and Maas tried to steal Thorpe (WHO WAS UNDER CONTRACT) from the Alouettes. They refused to have their players wear the microphones for TSN (all the other teams did).

They have probably done a bunch of other stuff we don't know about. Rumour has it they were mentioned in Hilary's emails...

They will tank! :thdn:

Get ready for an all Alberta Grey Cup.

That is not going to happen.

Every map of Canada clearly shows Winnipeg in the WESTERN part of Canada EH.

Bombers are totally out of control as far as determining their playoff structure. A BC loss and a bomber W is the only way to get a home gate - and that wouldn't be pretty - I'd expect the 19,000 or so who were hood-winked into playoff ducats as part of their package to substantially no-show (perhaps up to 35%) and the walk up to be miniscule - (perhaps 500 to 1500)

Ottawa won't be resting as many as you think - they'd rather the bombers be the FREE SPOT in the eastern bingo card vs. a superior coached and quarter-backed team like Edmonton. Edmonton vs. BC in the western semi eliminates one quality Cup contender.

Hamilton vs Wpg in east semi sets up a soft opponent for Ottawa in the EF.

Of the 3 western teams - Edmonton getting the home bye gives the biggest profit - as Edmonton fans might not fill commonwealth but they'll send well over 30,000 to battle. BC might not put more than 15 to 18,000 in the balloon.

Hamilton should be a sellout out east - same with Ottawa in the final.

Also heard today the re=priced Grey Cup ticket program is just over half capacity (around 18,000) and should be approaching 20000 by week's end. Add to that Hamilton or Ottawa fans going to nearby Toronto and the GC is guaranteed to have 25,000 to 30,000. A bomber appearance would be wonderful for bomber fans but would be a gate-killer.

Calgary will no doubt have 29,000 to 33000 out for the western final.

I hope you are right Slim,

Also,it would be nice to see at least 1 East team with a winning record of 9 - 8 - 1

Come on Reds, get it done.

One thing is for sure, this is the most interesting last week of a CFL season I can remember.

With the exception of the Als - Cats game, every other game has meaning as to who will play where.

Oh the Als Ticats game has meaning to Johnny! Down those Ticats!!!! :rockin:

BC Lions tickets are selling!! :thup:

BC Lions Den ?@BCLionsDen 14h14 hours ago
Ticketmaster map showing not many seats left for possible #BCLions semi-final playoff game. Get em now!#CFL

So at the end of this week, TOR with a loss in EDM, could finish last in the standings and give WPG 1st pick in the entry draft plus a crossover spot into the East semifinal with a chance of winning the Grey Cup on TOR's field. :wink:

Talk about sinking the ship. From 4-2 to 5-13. I've never seen such a tank job helped out by the two butt plugs in the photo above. If they are kept on things in TO will get worse next year. Both are lost and are grasping at straws not knowing sh!t from clay at this point. Barker has never taken the CFL draft seriously thus he surely doesn't care about losing the number one pick, a sure starter for the Bombers next year. Way to build the brand back up in TO A$$HATS!
Never trust a fat vegetarian, Barker.

You make some good points Lyle.

As for the Grey Cup, for sure the CFL suits are praying for an Ontario team to get in.
TV ratings would not be an issue, but to have the BMO sold out.

As for the Stamps West Final, I like your optimism .
However, I think 27 or 28,000 is more like it.