In this CFL off-season, after some pretty good bursts of energy, you can see why in mid-March the Romans killed Julius Caesar.
The dust has mostly settled from CFL free agency with a few interesting people remaining, but now the focus is shifting to the CFL Week in Winnipeg March 22-25 which will include the CFL Combine March 24-25.
If the CFL wanted to get back into the spotlight in the off-season then so far, so good.
The memo from Commissioner Randy Ambrosie to create more interest in the CFL in the off-season appears to be having an impact.
The news Monday from Riderville was a bit like Christmas in January – the Riders announced they signed Duron Carter to a year contract and he was talking about his best chance to win the Grey Cup was going to come in Saskatchewan.
Well it seems CFL teams definitely got the message from Commissioner Randy Ambrosie to put some thought into making the off-season interesting for fans and sports observers.
As we turned the lights out on 2017 there has been enough going on in the CFL post-season to keep things interesting and heighten interest in 2018.
One of the great what-if questions for me in the CFL 2017 season would have been taking in the 2017 Eastern Final.
I remember at the start of the 2017 season, after watching the Riders absolutely suck in an exhibition game loss against the BC Lions, that this team would be lucky to make it to another 5-13 season.