The folks at TSN may have to find a new way to market the final game of the regular season tonight from BC Place, perhaps suggesting that it's a chance to see some of the "stars" of tomorrow.
That's what you have left when the schedule features a game where starters will be scarce and the back ups will jockey for places on next years depth chart.
The Lions having claimed first place a few weeks ago most likely will put some of their A team on the field to keep the rust off, but, lengthy playing time we imagine will be scarce as the Lions work out their game plan for the Western Final two weeks from now.
The Riders too will be playing the backups (one of whom took a rather circuitous path to BC Place tonight), their destiny providing a focus on Calgary next weekend and not the Lions tonight.
The only saving grace for TSN's ratings hopes, is, that it is the Riders playing, their fan base one of the most dedicated in the land would probably watch mid week scrimmages if TSN put them up on the screen.
The backup parade gets underway at BC Place at 7 PM, 10 back east for those with an empty PVR.
Game Time 7 PM PT, 10 ET BC Place TSN
Saskatchewan 6 at British Columbia 17 (36,357)
CFL.ca-- Game Preview
CFL.ca-- Video Preview
National Post-- Roughriders rookie rides with gear from Saskatchewan to B. C. ...
Regina Leader Post-- Durant must lead the Riders
Vancouver Province-- Will Lulay play? Cue the conspiracy theories
Vancouver Sun-- Suspicion runs rampant as Lions near playoffs
Canada.com-- Harvard education a no-brainer for sidelined Lion Arland Bruce
British Columbia Lions
CFL.ca-- Game Review
CFL.ca-- Video Highlights
National Post-- Lions close out regular season with win over Roughriders
Regina Leader Post-- Riders look forward to playoffs
Vancouver Province-- Mission accomplished for B. C. Lions and Travis Lulay...
Vancouver Sun-- Benevides pleased with Lions' tune-up in 'meaningless' win before playoffs
Canada.com-- Lions best on both sides of the football