lntriguing post from the Tiger-Cat forum here. What’s particularly interesting to note is that excluding the RedBlacks who were only around for the last six years, the bottom four teams in total regular season victories won five Grey Cups while the top four teams won only four Grey Cups!
In light of this becoming another single table thread, I’m looking at the decade long record in how it relates tp another common thread. The Argos viability - especially in the BMO field era.
Argos with a record of 75-105 has the worst record for the full decade. Ottawa’s winning percentage is worse due to an expansion year.
We all know there is a long rebuild to happen off field. Their record since moving to BMO field is 22-50. A big drop off from their combined 6 years prior at 53-55. Though winning the Grey Cup is still the goal, it only helps sell the season opener. If the product on the field is poor afterwards, it’s hard to get people to come back.
To me this state actually gives hope about their future. On the field, MLSE hasn’t even scratched the surface.
The table above is an excellent illustration of the fact that Grey Cups are not won on the basis of above average long term performance. They’re won by outstanding year-end performance in a certain specific year.
Yup. The Grey Cup like any other championship in North America is an award for winning in the post season. The regular season is a means to qualify regardless of the format all teams start the season at 0-0. Same record as they start their playoff run.
For fun, I went through the playoff results of the past decade…this should be right…open to corrections