OK, the scheduling in this league is crazy.
A couple of examples:
- In 7 weeks the Eskimos played Winnipeg 4 times and Ottawa twice.
- The Argos have played BC twice already, and within 12 days play in Toronto, Vancouver, then Montreal.
And I bet stupid scheduling goes for all teams.
One of the biggest benfits that is part of the argument for league expansion is that a 10th team will bring balance to the schedule - every team will just play each other twice.
My proposition is this: how about making the regular season a 16 game schedule? With the 9 teams we have, each team can play each other twice over the season (once near the start, once near the end), and each team only plays once a week. I think it could possibly prevent a lot of injuries and end the griping about crazy parts of the schedule that each team has to live through.
Plus, we’d get to see our teams in action every week - no byes.
As for lost revenue, why not have 4 preseason games? And why not have a couple of them televised? I’m betting most teams don’t really get a good enough look at new talent in two games, and even Winnipeg and Hamilton would have solved their quarterback problems by now.
I think it’s a good idea… thoughts?