Well, we’ve been waiting all year for an East-over-West upset, and last week, we had not one, not two, but three of them. In fact, there was almost a fourth, had the Curse of Taylor Field not gotten the best of Henry Burris again. But hey, the REDBLACKS!!!! still scored 32 points in defeat, which is normally a full month’s output from them.
That said, it’s hard to advance anyone from the CFL’s midget wrestling circuit ahead of the big boys, not when all West Division teams are at .500 or above, while the top wrestlers in the Least are batting no better than .364. (Holy Mixed Metaphor, Batman!) Still, I think the Ti-Cats might be on a roll here. They’ll at least prove they’re better than Winnipeg if they beat ‘em next week.
Last Week’s Rankings
1. Calgary Stampeders (10-2) Last Week: 1. OK, so the Stamps offence sputtered in Montreal with their backup QB and RB last week. But they’re still the highest-scoring team in the league, with the stingiest defence, to boot. And for my money’s worth, if Calgary played Saskatchewan right now, with both their backup pivots, I still think the Stamps would win. Besides, from what I’ve heard, it’s only a sprain–Bo Levi’s week-to-week. ;)
2. Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-3) Last Week: 4. As the only West team that won last week, the Riders move up two spots in the standings. But hey, they still needed overtime to get past a 1-9 REDBLACKS!!!!! squad quarterbacked by Henry Burris. Aaaaaand that’s why you’re not number one, Saskatchewan!
3. Edmonton Eskimos (8-4) Last Week: 2. The Esks played a pretty tight game at Timmies Field last weekend, ultimately losing by a safety. I was actually at that game, cheering for my second-favourite team–y’know, whoever’s playing against Edmonton. :P
4. B.C. Lions (7-5) Last Week: 3. The Lions likely had the ugliest loss of Week 13, giving up 40 points in defeat to Toronto at B.C. Place. But it only would’ve been the second-ugliest loss of the week had the REDBLACKS!!!!! pulled that one out in Regina!
5. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-7) Last Week: 5. This time, the Cats beat a West Division team that wasn’t without its starting quarterback, and they even came from behind to do so. I think the Cats could be the class of the Least–which is sorta like being the tallest building in North Dakota–but hey, one more win next week, and I might move ‘em ahead of the Lions (who are so losing to Calgary!).
6. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-6) Last Week: 6. Idle Winnipeg neither moves up nor down in this week’s rankings, but if they lose a fourth straight game, they could find themselves behind more than one Least Division team after Week 14.
7. Toronto Argonauts (4-8) Last Week: 7. The Argos had the biggest win of Week 13, but at 4-8, they still stink. Did I mention they’re only half a game back in the CFL Least!?
8. Montreal Alouettes (4-8) Last Week: 8. The 4-8 Als are also in the thick of things out Least…but let’s face it, only two of these teams are making the playoffs (and it should really only be one).
9. Ottawa REDBLACKS!!!! (1-10) Last Week: 9. Y’know, I’m running out of silly REDBLACKS!!!! pictures to put at the bottom of these posts, so here’s one of Henry Burris in ladies’ lingerie:
(Wait, I’ve used that one before, haven’t I!?)