So as you know I write about the Toronto Argos often, but sometimes you have to write about the bad. No nothing is bad with Toronto, they take on Montreal tonight. I’m here to write about the Edmonton Elks and the very impressive 20-game home losing streak which ties the 1993-1994 Dallas Mavericks for longest in men’s major professional sports. The last time Edmonton won a home game was October 12, 2019, so um yeah before the world shut down.
The Elks now own the worst record in the CFL at 0-6, the worst start in the team’s history, they play the 4-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers next week but thankfully that’s away from Edmonton. They do return home on July 29 to play BC who have already beaten Edmonton 20-0. That was BC’s first shutout win since 1979. On top of not winning at home since October of 2019, they also haven’t won a game period since September 16 of last season so it is indeed not a good time to be a fan of the Edmonton Elks.
Even going back to last week, I said on my podcast that if Edmonton were to win a game it would’ve been last week @ Saskatchewan but Edmonton in bad Elks fashion lost that game 12-11 late, but hey they covered the +7.5. Going back to coach Chris Jones from the article posted earlier, sure you can blame penalties but it seems that Jones may be the problem after all. That and the QB Taylor Cornelius hasn’t exactly been playing like a starting QB should be, compared to guys like oh I don’t know Argos QB Chad Kelly. So what will fix the curse, I don’t know, will they win a game soon? I wouldn’t bank on it. For now Edmonton seems to be the basement of the CFL and will stay there until they win.
I will end with this tweet because look something is wrong in Edmonton and firing Jones only makes things worse from a cap standpoint at this time.
Well, who signs the guy for 4 YRS?
Look in the mirror who made all this mess!
It's just like the signing of QB Cornelius, 2 yrs for doing nothing
This shows why they're amateur level
— 🍁 CFL Attendances 📊 (@1CFLAtt) July 14, 2023
Hi, my name is Griff and I'm a complete sports nut. I love to play sports, watch sports and most importantly bet on sports too. If I'm not watching or betting on sports, you can find me on the golf course, between the pipes as your average beer league goaltender. Although sports take up most of my life, I also love spending time with my two dogs, streaming usually a 90's Simpson's or attempting to read more books.