For Eskimos, there's still the Toilet Bowl

Cary Koch is helped off the field by Eskimos trainers during the first half of their 22-12 loss to...

Cary Koch is helped off the field by Eskimos trainers during the first half of their 22-12 loss to the Stampeders in the Labour Day rematch in Edmonton on Friday, Sept. 6. (David Bloom/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:00 PM ET

EDMONTON - Hockey season.

Oh, there's still the Toilet Bowl, the battle of the cellar dwellers – back-to-back against the 1-8 Winnipeg Blue Bombers which opens next Saturday in Commonwealth Stadium.

There's still the curiosity of whether the Edmonton Eskimos, now 1-9 with an eight game losing streak, can match the record worst start in their 64 year history, 1-10 back in 1971.

But barring a minor miracle, the season is as Long Gone as Jim Thomas after the Eskimos lost 22-12 in the second game of the 25th renewal of the Labour Day replay game.

With the grand total of two points in the standing to show for their season, they are 14 points back of Saskatchewan and Calgary and 10 back of B.C. with eight games to go. And the Roughriders and Lions haven't played yet this weekend. Edmonton could be mathematically eliminated by next weekend.

As for a crossover spot, the Eskimos could be eight points back of Montreal by Sunday.


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