Still waiting on CFL power shift

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:48 AM ET

Remind us again who said the balance of power was shifting towards the East Division.

Sure, two veteran quarterbacks were shipped to Ontario from Alberta during this off-season, but the West isn’t ready to give up its ‘Best’ mantle.

If the season ended today, there would be a crossover playoff game again.

As was the case the previous five times it’s happened in the CFL (when the fourth-place team in one division is better than the third-place one in the other), it’s the West getting the spot.

How would a Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts first-round playoff matchup sound?

Certainly, the Argos wouldn’t complain.

The members of Rider Nation would pack the Rogers Centre to root on their team, hoping they could qualify for another Grey Cup in Toronto.

The last time the Grey Cup was in the Big Smoke, it was the Riders fans who made it a big event.

There is still a lot of football left to play, and the East has a chance to redeem itself.

Those four teams will have to improve their 7-11 record against the West, though.

ian.busby@sunmedia.ca


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