I don't doubt for a second that the East Semi will be played at Ivor Wynne for the second consecutive season. I won't make predictions on who they'll beat, but I think 4-1 in the last five is possible. Call me crazy, but they're going to upset one of Calgary or Montreal. I just have a gut feeling.
Only question marks I see with Montreal is Calvillo healthy, I don't think they want to back into the post season. However having McPherson in didn't hurt them against us. Yep, got to agree should be good at least the Argos would have to win one more game than the Cats based on seaon record to take 2nd spot.
Better yet, go real old school, with the eastern final being two game total point and the western final being best of three. That way, there's a chance of the western teams beating each other up and the winner being exhausted for the Grey Cup game after haveing just played four days earlier. (Can we say 1967?) :twisted:
17 games would mean half the teams have 8-9 home-away games and the other half has 9-8 home away games. Meaning half the teams get more home field advantage than the others. Although it could be balanced out in the long term, on a seasonal basis, the standings could end up biased toward the teams with more home advantage.
Including the pre-game show, ceremonial kick-off by the Governor-General, half-time show, commercials.
Fascinating how the game has changed. Two returners back on punts. Quick kicks on 2nd and long - two in the game. Lancaster attempting the bomb every chance he could. (He's probably still doing that on His team.) No blocking at all on punt returns. Small, fast safety (Henley, of course); no safety blitzing. Two- and even three-back sets. Not nearly as much motion. Real tight-ends. Piling on (sometimes called), but no dirty hits.
And suits and fedoras everywhere.
But some things never change. Defence rules. It was mentioned in the broadcast that Hamilton had not allowed a touchdown in their last five games, and they only allowed one point in this one (on one of those quick kicks, actually). How do we get back to that?