The good news: An Ottawa CFL team hasn't lost a regular-season game since 2005.
The bad news: Ottawa hasn't won one, either.
After eight years in mothballs and a legal battle to get construction of a spruced-up stadium in place (work didn't begin until late in 2012), the CFL lives again in Ottawa with the RedBlacks.
If exhibition-game showings (a 21-17 loss to Saskatchewan and 26-10 win over Montreal) are any indication, this won't be your typical expansion franchise. They've got a good mix of young players and veterans.
"People are saying we're an expansion team and all that junk," said quarterback Henry Burris. "We have no idea what team that is. A number of guys here have played with winning organizations. That's the type of attitude that's being instilled here. We're working hard to give ourselves a chance to win the Grey Cup."