Strange CFL Power Rankings *******

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  1. Bronko

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    Who woulda thunk it about half way thru training camps???

    1. Hamilton Ti-Cats - eviscerated the once mighty AC-Als but 40 yr old creaky AC managed to put up nearly 400 yds passing on the board. Hamilton is getting solid but some obvious holes in the cheese factory. But if Henry Hankenstein holds up they've got some monster yard gainers in Walker & Sir Barf-a-lot...

    2. Sask'n Riders - based on records alone should be #1 but they puked up a big lead this weekend to the Stamps. Some obvious holes in rider-land, especially with Bagg gone for the year but give Taman credit for re-building a nice defense and a very solid o-line (now coached by former monster OT Dan Goodspeed). Sheets is a very nice versatile tailback. Hopes to maintain a shot at the Grey Cup rest on one man - Maid Marian!

    3. Eskimos - WOW! This is hard to write but they might have the best D in the league, even with the erratic orange-head trading away hall of fame QBs. Their weakness is obviously carrying two of the worst QBs in the league as their starters (Jyles, Joseph) but Jyles is very athletic despite a bit of brittleness setting in and Joseph is starting to see the advantages of disciplined execution as his 39 yard pins can't carry him to more than the odd 20 yard romp. BEST D in the league led by Mike Kelly's old friend, Mark Nelson.

    4. Montreal - the lug nuts are loose but the wheels haven't totally fallen off this old car. AC is still putting up some monster numbers but the Als defense is putrid - almost as bad as Winnipeg and thats saying something. Jeff Reinbold's number might be up - SOONER vs. LATER! Great receivers for AC to play catch with. Might have to send McPherson abroad to obtain a defensive leader or two (and the teams interested in A-Mac might include Wpg, Edmonton, Calgary)

    5. Stampeders - Would have them out of playoffs if not for Glenn's inspired comeback. Still some big question marks with the frying pan hands, Glenn's obvious inconsistencies, Cornish's slow start, team discipline. Still a playoff squad. Unflappable coach. Biggest weakness right now is in the executive and managerial suite. (non-football guys including the lord)

    6. Toronto - Ricky Ray can always get you if you aren't careful. CFL's best balanced team - both offense, defense and special teams are all B- to B.....other CFL teams have more holes.

    7. BC Lions - O how the mighty have fallen - not really, they were 0-5 coming out of the chute last season and they've won some games this year (albeit one vs the impotent bombers) - but Simon is nicked, Bruce is still in training camp mode, they're totally undisciplined and it all might be falling on Benny VD's. Frankly, I don't see them staying in the 7 spot all season but perhaps they won't rise past #3. But u never know if Lulay goes wild.

    8. Bombers - only one 3-letter word describes this outfit. SAD.
    Can't score - can't stop! Perfect Rx for redundant losing. Also have worst starting QB, worst coach, worst OC and poor training program. Other than that - ITS A GREY CUP PARTY BABY!!!!

    P.S. May have rated Als a bit too high. Many of you would have Als in the Lions spot #7.
     
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    Lions #7? C'mon Nate. That makes no sense at all. The Als at 4? Huh? They don't scare anyone anymore.
    You saw the game in Hamilton. AC will never get thru the season the way he's going. He took that big hit early in the game & then in the fourth quarter he was tackled rather softly by the Hamilton D for a sack & he could barely got up. McPherson'a not going anywhere. Hell, Marcus Brady might have to suit up. Calvillo is looking 40. Can still put up big numbers in spurts but he's clearly not the qb he was a few years ago. He should have retired.
    Jamal Richardson leads the league in a couple of categories. One, everytime he doesn't catch the ball he looks incredulous. More than any othe receiver in the league. Important stat if you must blame others for your mistakest. if you can't catch the football then you gotta point fingers & have that, "Effing Calvillo. Couldn't hit me if I was 10 feet away..." look on his face.
    And the second category: Demanding PI calls. When it is his fault & he drops a ball he always jumps up & goes, "What, WHAAAAAAT??????. Throw the ******** flag, ref. HE HELD ME!!!" Another important stat when receivers make arrogant predictions (like a 2,000 yard season) & then don't live up to it.
     
  3. Bronko

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    I agree that putting the Lions down at 7 spot is controversial but I did couch my comments by saying they'll move up rapidly once Shameus Lulay catches fire.

    Totally agree about Richardson. He's a talker, almost in the category of Hefney/Johnson in Winnipeg. Not the only one to make grandiose predictions - remember a couple years back where Humble Fred Reid was crackin' about 2000 yds rushing - where's he now? Waiting for a call?
     
  4. Rids

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    Where's Baltimore? Or Ottawa?
     
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    You are so 1995, Rids...:p
     
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    I don't understand why the Als don't give AC a week off to heal. They are still going to make the playoffs regardless because of how bad the Bombers will be. They need to find out if McPherson is going to be the guy next year anyway so may as well give him a start or two before he becomes the starter out of necessity because they got AC beat up too early in the season.
     
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    Trestman would play AC every play if he could whehter the Als are up por down by 50 points. To me, its ludcrous. Almost like Trestman is padding Calvillo's career passing stats by playing him every down... McPherson was a fool to go back to Montreal. He either is very happy to be a career backup or has no confidence in his abilities. We don't know how good or bad McPherson really is as he never actually plays.
     
  8. Bronko

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    Yo' Adrian - maybe no team made a pitch for him as a starting pitcher so he decided to park his butt behind AC, knowing that AC couldn't take much more torment. However, AC is taking punishment and getting back up, much to A-Mac's chagrin...
     
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    Stamps are right where they should be. Montreal 6. Toronto 7. BC 4.
     
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    Whoa, that is one screwed up poll. Riders lose a game & they are still number one. BC loses a game & they fall to #7?? Huh??
     
  12. Bronko

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    Riders are still 1 or 2, they still looked fairly strong in losing to the Stamps - more a case of brain farts and cockiness by Itchy Richie Hall, Champ & Durant.

    BC looked horrid in their last outing; plus one of their wins was over the FREE spot on the bingo card (bombers). BC is either 6 or 7 right now.

    You should note Riders could fall as far as 5 or 6 if Durant starts going stupid - and BC could self-correct once Lulay resets himself and the rest of the team gets used to their greasy new coach.
     
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    One team can't fall 7 spots losing just one game while another stays on top & losing one game. It makes no sense.
     

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