I have completely forgotten the coach of the 1987 Ottawa Rough Riders.
The nadir of Ottawa’s modern football history had to be the period between 1985 and 1988, when the team went from 7-9, to 3-14-1, to 3-15, to 2-16. Legend had it Sports Illustrated named the red Riders one of the worst teams in sports.
What a time to be a die-hard, every year - every week! - summoning up ridiculous and vain hopes that things were getting better, only to walk into an even worse mess the next time around. Steve Goldman, Damon Allen, Jo-Anne Polak and company began to turn things around in 1989, but then came Bruce McNall and The Rocket, and that was the end of that. The nineties were to represent the next-to-nadir nadir, which included a 3-63 pasting at Edmonton in 1995. Has anyone paid more dues than the Ottawa Rough Rider fan?
But a strange thing about that 1987 schedule: Edmonton and Ottawa played three times.
Does anyone know anything about this scheduling quirk, or remember other years - outside of the expansiontime - that East met West more than twice?
Please and thank you kindly.