Road to the cup

Is the riders best route to a hometown grey cup through the east.should the second and third teams in the west get first refusal for the cross over

The Riders should be worrying about Edmonton catching them instead of positioning themselves in the cross-over spot. Their fans think that this is the best route possible to get to a home Grey Cup game but this year's Rider team wouldn't be able to win two playoff road games in a row. Not good enough!!!!

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I think that would be a fair addition to the crossover rules.
Another, unlikely but possible, scenario that, pehraps, should be thought about is a season where the 5th place Western team has a better record than the 2nd place Eastern team.
Of course, if that occurred, it would be a crossover year but, maybe, in that situation the 2nd place Western team should be given the choice of hosting the Eastern semi-final, rather than the Western semi. The 3rd place Western team would then host the semi-final not chosen by the 2nd place team. The 2nd place team would host the 5th, while the 3rd hosts the 4th. ???? :crazy_face:
Just trying to be as fair, as possible, without going as far as switching to a 9-team single-conference league.

Asked (but not answered) in another thread:
Are there other professional sports leagues that allow teams to select their playoff opponents? Genuine question.

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You're right. The way the Riders have been tanking the last few weeks they might not even make the playoffs. That would be hilarious.

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Karma has intervened. SSK will not win another game until either (a) Masoli returns to the field or (b) Craig Dick admits that his team is out of control and ditches the players who intentionally injure opponents.

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I dont know of one.is there another league that has a conference crossover

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You are a wealth of information! All Cat fans on this forum/thread would surely agree...

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Shouldn't the first place team get the choice? Assuming it's Winnipeg, maybe they move over and the two eastern teams play the semi.
Or, just move to one division.