Just like it has been nearly every year since at least 1989 for the Esks/Stamps, and likely the same with the Ti-cats/Argos.
And most years with Winnipeg/Sask.
The only thing different this year over previous years is BC/Montreal, who now play back to back on a regular basis.
Your back-to-backs do suck!
I took a look at the schedule and I hope you enjoy missing the play-offs again....
I give you permission to whine a little about that....
But Labour Day is always on Monday and Calgary/Edmonton have held their rematch on the following friday every year since 1989, apparently with the exception of one year where they played the game in Edmonton the week before LD.
I know these details because it came up on another thread somewhere...
Sask/Winnipeg have played the back to back most Sat. or Sun. in recent memory, but not always.
And I think Hamilton/TO have being playing back-to-back since 1889 (no that isn't a typo) or something ridiculous like that. I don't really know how long they have done the LDC, but their rivalry does go back that far.
And they have the most LDCs under their belts (60+).
Oh, I'm sure I'll be doing plenty of bitching. :lol: That is such a lame schedule, especially considering two of the back-to-backs are against Eastern opponents.
Back-to-back with Calgary is going to be awesome... But I couldn't care less about the back-to-backs with Montreal and Toronto... Some times I honestly think the CFL hires a group of monkeys to make the schedule...
Hamilton/Toronto used to have back-to-back every year around Labour Day. But as far back as I can remember and until a couple of years ago, there was no "rematch" in Toronto the following weekend.
My father told me (and I checked and saw it to be true, though I forget when it was) that they used to play in Toronto on Saturday and in Hamilton on Monday -- two days later! -- to start the season. And this was in a day when most guys played both ways. I guess people were tougher back then.