Not much to play for now. Just trying to build up my record and finish with respectable numbers.
Montreal @ Hamilton: Montreal is trying to tune up for the playoffs, while Hamilton is still playing for their jobs. In spite of their bad season, they've played well at Ivor Wynne, winning 4 of their last 5 home games, and can finish the season above .500 at home with a win here. Mind you, I said can. Will they? Probably not. Als by 9.
Toronto @ Ottawa: Ottawa has literally nothing to play for now. Their playoff hopes are gone, Paopao is gone, the fans are gone...I'd like to see a big crowd out for this game, but unless a caravan makes the trek from Toronto, that won't likely happen. You can't get up for a game under these circumstances, and against Toronto, if you don't get up for the game, you might as well go home before the coin toss. Toronto by a hundred.
Saskatchewan @ B.C.: Saskatchewan knows they'll be crossing over, win or lose. B.C. still needs to win to clinch first, or else they'll have to pin their hopes on a Calgary victory over the Esks. The Riders have lost 3 in a row, and are 3-5 on the road, while the Lions are 7-1 at home. B.C. by 6.
Edmonton @ Calgary: What a way to end the regular season. Easily the game of the week. The winner gets home field advantage in the playoffs -- for the Western final for Edmonton if the Riders beat the Lions -- while the loser must play the post-season on foreign turf. Neither will have any difficulty getting up for this game. Edmonton is 4-4 on the road, and Calgary is 4-4 at home. Both have won their last 3 games. But even though they no longer wear the black and gold, I'm still a huge fan of Troy Davis and Joe Montford, so I'm giving Edmonton the edge. Esks by 4.