What is going on in the east? Who would have thought that three of the four teams in the east would all be tied for 2nd place and only 4 points out of top spot currently occupied by the Argos. Yeppers, it's a real dog fight. It's vicious dog fight!
But here's the problem. Those teams that are tied for 2nd place in the east each have only won a single game all year! One single game! [Yes, I know that will change] And the leader of the pack, Toronto, just suffered its 6th loss. Man, at this rate a team in the east might be eligible to make it into the playoffs if it can field 12 players onto the field.
The west is running away with this thing so far and one has to wonder what the Grey Cup game is going to look like. Yes, I know the season is only half over and things could change but do you think they will? I mean really?
While 3 of the 4 eastern teams are wallowing with only just one win all season, some teams in the west have suffered only a single loss at close to the mid point of the season.
What happened to parity? I can see one team, perhaps two out of 9 teams struggling in a given year but the entire eastern division is anemic when 4 teams play a total of 31 games [at the time of writing] and have only 6 wins to show for it. That's less than 20% in the win column and that is dreadful.
Every team has its dark moments but I hope the mantra of the day isn't, " Well as long as the other teams in our division are losing we have a chance." That doesn't create a championship team or a playoff contender.