Calgary Stampeders vs. Hamilton Tiger Cats
Thursday July 17 at 9:00 PM (ET) on TSN in Canada
In another treat for the Ivor Wynne faithful, the Cats take on a never say die Calgary club.
That is, if those never say die Stamps show up. In the first three games this season, we have been treated to two Calgary clubs. One that is capable of dominating opponents, and one that can't close out a less talented bunch.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions
Friday July 18 at 10:00 PM (ET) on TSN
In a repeat from week three, these clubs bash helmets again. Kevin Glenn remains the starter for a desperate Bomber team, and the Lions couldn't be more happy about it. Do NOT miss this one!
Montreal Alouettes vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
Saturday July 19 at 7:00 PM (ET) on TSN
The injury bug has spoiled Reggie Hunt's return to Mosaic Stadium, but don't fret, he will make himself visible for his fans.
Rookie head coaches Mark Trestman and Ken Miller will try to out scheme each other in this East vs. West battle.
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Toronto Argonauts
Sunday July 20 at 4:00 PM (ET) on TSN
Edmonton will try to keep pace with Calgary and Saskatchewan, and who knows what rookie DB Tristan Jackson will do this week.
Last week Jackson had an electrifying interception return of 89 yards for a TD, only to one-up himself on the next Eskimo possession with a punt return for 61 yards and another TD.
It is my observation that the 3-0 Riders and 0-3 Bombers prove how much parity exists between all the current clubs, even if the numbers don't automatically suggest that.
Prior to the first kickoff on opening day, analysts scrambled to pick the best and the rest from a stable of talented teams.
The 3-0 Roughriders were generally not given any credit for team depth, and they have shot out of the gate despite player losses via free agency, trades, and injuries.
The Blue Bombers were touted to be Eastern Division champs come November by most pundits. Stumbling instead of sprinting, they find themselves with an 0-3 record and facing for the second consecutive week a team most writers pick to win it all, the BC Lions.