Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Redblacks: On a Collision Course

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Updated: July 24, 2015
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Toronto Argonauts – Ottawa Redblacks

Over the past few seasons, the Toronto Argonauts have had quite a lot to celebrate. In 2012, the Argos clinched the 100th Grey Cup after defeating the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in the championship final. In 2013, the Argonauts played a stellar season despite being vanquished by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the division finals. In essence, the Argonauts have been unstoppable over the past few seasons. While the road ahead is long and tainted with obstacles (including an upcoming ownership change and the worsening predicament of statistically exceptional quarterback Ricky Ray), there is no doubt that, under the leadership of Coach Scott Milanovich and quarterbacks Ray and Trevor Harris, the Argos might have just what it takes to take home yet another Grey Cup.

But could a new foe come along and change that? Could Canada’s capital foil the best-laid plans of Canada’s largest city?

New teams mean inevitable new rivalries. The Ottawa Redblacks made their big debut last season, and seem to be on a collision course with the Argos. While the Redblacks finished last season with a highly underwhelming and disappointing 2-16 record, the team’s limitless potential and sheer determination of head coach Rick Campbell are veritable forces to be feared. Geographically, the proximity between Ottawa and Toronto makes the Argos ideal rivals for the Redblacks. As if that wasn’t enough, the Argos might have some unfinished business with the Redblacks’ predecessors; the Rough Riders and the Renegades.

The seeds are planted for what can potentially become one of the most stimulating and lively rivalries in CFL history! Will you be watching the birth of a new era of riveting animosity between the two teams?