Argonauts hope to crash RedBlacks' party

Ricky Ray and the Argonauts are in Ottawa to take on the RedBlacks on Friday night. (Reuters)

Ricky Ray and the Argonauts are in Ottawa to take on the RedBlacks on Friday night. (Reuters)

Frank Zicarelli, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:49 AM ET

Nostalgia and ceremony aside, the Toronto Argonauts need to step up Friday night and step on the throats of the expansion Ottawa RedBlacks.

Anything short and this football train figures to be going sideways, perhaps going off the rails entirely if Toronto does not show improvement.

The crowd will be engaged, the atmosphere electric and memories revisited as the CFL returns to Ottawa for the first time in seven years.

This team won’t have any lingering questions about ownership and its viability, but it is a team dotted with players who were basically deemed not good enough, acquired in the expansion draft or plucked from free agency.


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