TORONTO -- For the second-straight year, the CFL.ca Power Rankings will pit Matthew Cauz against The Machine. Last season, The Machine topped Cauz in a bitter competition that lasted the entire season.
Who will come out on top in 2012?
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Matthew Cauz | CFL.ca Columnist
Welcome to the first edition of the 2012 CFL.ca Power Rankings, it’s good to be back. I would like to thank all the East Division teams for making my initial rankings so easy. Normally, I formulate my final picks by looking at how each team did to finish the previous season, its off-season moves and the amount of injuries.
But after they made me look like a fool I’m banishing them all to the bottom where they belong. I’m about three weeks away from moving to Prince Albert.
B.C. Lions (1-0)
Congrats to Geroy Simon for breaking Milt Stegall’s record in style and congrats to the team for not starting the season with a five game losing streak. Barring a Travis Lulay injury I’m guessing we will be seeing the Lions in the top spot for a long time to come.
Only once in 2011 did Montreal’s offence fail to register at least 20 points. On Sunday, Calgary’s D held last year’s top ranked offence to 213 yards and just 11 first downs. Oh by the way, remember, Nik Lewis’ girth cannot be stopped.
Most impressive win of the first week of the season goes to the Roughriders and their 43-16 win over the Tiger-Cats. I’m guessing Saskatchewan fans aren’t mourning the loss of Andy Fantuz.
I’m waiting for Eric Tillman to hijack the Eskimos' twitter account and start posting “Who’s laughing now?” messages.
“One day some of the kids from the neighborhood carried my mother's groceries all the way home. You know why? It was outta respect.” One of my favourite lines from one of my favourite movies, ‘Goodfellas.’ Even though they were dominated by Calgary I’m slotting the Alouettes in the fifth spot out of respect. By the way Shea Emry you may want to stop acting like Tommy DeVito or you may get whacked by Coach Trestman.
Ugly stat of the weekend: Cory Boyd with 10 receptions for nine yards. You thought I was going to go with all the penalties didn’t you?
Not sure what this means, but I swear I saw some for sale signs on a couple of the downtown buildings in the heart of a Swaggerville. Before you get angry at me Blue Bomber fans, remember I was the guy that jumped on your bandwagon early last season.
It’s not all bad news; the Tiger-Cats are in a four-way tie for first place. So how many people do you think have said, thought or posted that joke before me? I’m setting the Over/Under at 87.5.