So; are the Edmonton Elks the worst team ever? Do we want to curse them with a 0 win season?
0-8 in 2023
12 game losing streak (2022-2023)
20 game home losing streak (pro sports record)
A few NFL teams have longer losing streaks (Tampa Bay I think is the overall worst at 26 games without a win in 1976-1977) and both Lions and Browns have put up winless seasons in recent years
Well I believe the Cats hold down both the number one and also the number two position on the infamous “Worst CFL record in an 18 game season” . Yup the Kitty Cats of 2003 come in at the number one spot with their magnificent 1-17 campaign of 2003 . They also have the runner up slot with their abysmal 2-16 season in ‘97’ .
Personally I would love to put these 2023 Elks up against the 2003 Cats in a Sims and set it at 100 games played total and just see who would come out on top (bottom ? ) for the crown of All Time Worst CFL Team .
7 wins 33 losses over the last 3 seasons so far. Pretty abysmal, but I suspect not the worst in history.
Ti-Cats circa 2006-08 …54 gp / 10 W / 44 L (4-14 / 3-15 / 3-15) .
Ouch. How did it feel not being able to sit down for 3 years?
Honestly I had season tickets for all three seasons and got to the point of not expecting them to win when I went to the game . The real sad , crazy part though was the games I couldn’t go to I couldn’t give my tickets away no matter how hard I tried . Looking back all I can say is good gawd were those bad teams .
Actually here in the Hammer we refer to that era dating back to the ‘03’ season up to the ‘08’ season as the dark era . We managed to somehow make the playoffs once in that time frame but we’re quickly bounced in the ESF . As for the rest of the time ? well the less said the better .
The Dark Era circa “03-08” (108 GP / 25 W / 82 L / 1 T / .231 PCT /
2003… 1 - 17 - 0 4TH missed play-offs
2004… 9 - 8 - 1 3RD lost in ESF
2005…5 - 13 - 0 4TH missed play-offs
2006…4 - 14 - 0 4TH missed play-offs
2007…3 - 15 - 0 4TH missed play-offs
2008…3 - 15 - 0 4TH missed play-offs
What the heck happened in 04?
If I can recall, Danny Mac had one more great year in the sun. I think he was injured in 03 but do not hold me to that.
That would make sense though.
I’m not really sure It was the first year of the Bob Young ownership so let’s just chalk it up to beginners luck . Also like already mentioned Danny Mac had one good season left in him in that ‘04’ season . As you can see though by the results in the next 4 seasons it was all downhill from there . Unfortunately for us our success and luck were indeed short lived to say the least .
Sadly, these blips are brutal and tough on fans. One of the reasons I despise Jones as a leader of a team. Is he has zero conscience or regard for the fan base. None
Also sadly, I’m enjoying watching this epic implosion in Edmonton. I usually feel sorry for a team, and start hoping for a win. I continuously hope for Edmonton’s losses to mount.
However next week, with a Canadian QB getting his start, I already find myself pulling for Ford. It would be a great story. Although I can’t see it happening.
See its so weird I remember them being awful but I have never doubted a teams ability to play so much as current Elks
It looks like the West fell apart that season… Hamilton 3rd in East (and 2nd in West)
6 of those Hamilton victories were vs Western teams as entire division collapsed that season
Well, they are not winning this week, so…
That’s for darned sure. They’ll lose like a fat lady with her mouth wired shut.
Mighty decent of Cats fans to lend hope here. With any luck your Elks will be losing a couple Grey Cups in 8 or 10 years and things wont seem so bad.