JONES: Eskimos' insane playoff chase

Fred Stamps did some high-steppin' in Winnipeg on Friday night (QMI Agency).

Fred Stamps did some high-steppin' in Winnipeg on Friday night (QMI Agency).

Terry Jones, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:45 PM ET

EDMONTON - The only thing more insane than the Edmonton Eskimos completely crackpot, wonderfully wacky win in Winnipeg would be if it results in a trip to the playoffs.

It would still be completely crackers if it happened. But it is now actually within the realm of believability.

All season long when your correspondent stopped at the stall Fred Stamps, the league-leading receiver with 978-yards who had eight catches for 157 yards in the goofy game, he’d repeat the same thing: “All things are possible. It’s the CFL.”

Hope, I’ve always maintained, is the No. 1 thing there is to sell in sport. And while Winnipeg fans are now left to abandon all hope, the Eskimos are coming home from their wild and crazy win in Winnipeg with hope.

Hardly a heaping helping of hope, mind you. But a teensy, weensie, teeny tiny teaspoon of it at the mere minimum.

Sure two wins over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and $1.90 shouldn’t be able to get you anything more than a cup of coffee. But the


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