Only in the 2008 playoffs. The CFL has an East and a West division, comprising 4 teams apiece. The team with the best regular season record in each division automatically gains a berth in their division final, while the 2nd and 3rd place teams play off in the division semi-final. If the 4th place team from either division has a better regular season record than the 3rd place team from the opposite division, that team "crosses over" to play in that division's semi-final. This means that any two teams in the league can potentially meet one another in the Grey Cup Championship game. To use the 2008 example, although Edmonton (10-8) finished in 4th place in the CFL West division in 2008, their overall record was better than that of Toronto (4-14) who finished 3rd in the East. As per the CFL playoff format, Edmonton "crossed over" to play 2nd place East team Winnipeg (8-10) in the East semi-final. They won that game, but lost to the Montreal Alouettes in the East final. Had Edmonton defeated Montreal in the East final, it could have set up an all-West (indeed, all-Alberta) Grey Cup game, as the Calgary later earned a berth in the Grey Cup by defeating B.C. in the West final.
Edmonton Eskimos ================== Wrong. Winnipeg Blue Bombers. I think this is the third time the Bombers have been in the Eastern Conference. On each occasion, it has been because one of the four Eastern teams folded. The above answer of the Edmonton Eskimos was probably given as a result of confusion. The Eskies this year (2008) became entitled to bump the third place Eastern team out of a playoff spot. (This is called the crossover.) But the Green and Gold remain in the Western Conference.
the Edmonton Eskimos are a CFL (Canadian Football League) team who play for the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
edmonton eskimos CFL, signed March 4, 2009.
Kevin Ingram played for the Edmonton in the CFL.
The two teams that come from Alberta are the Calgary Stampeders and the Edmonton Eskimos.
Saskatchewan roughriders , Edmonton eskimos and Winnipeg blue bombers I believe.
The Edmonton Eskimos are a football team from Edmonton, Alberta. The team is a registered member of the Canadian Football League (CFL). They are also called the "Esks".
The Canadian Football League (CFL) was formed on January 19, 1958. It was an amalgamation between the Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU) and their eastern counterpart, the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU, but better known as "the Big Four"). The Western teams were: British Columbia Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Big Four teams were: Hamilton Tigercats, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders and Montreal Alouettes. The first CFL game took place in Winnipeg, on August 14, 1958, between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos. For more information on the CFL, copy and paste into your browser: http://cfl.ca/
8 Hamilton Toronto Montreal Winnipeg Vancouver (BC Lions) Calgary Edmonton Regina (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 10 (last in 1990) after Toronto Argonauts' 16 and Edmonton Eskimos' 13.
Yes ... QB Warren Moon won the CFL Most Outstanding Player award with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1983 and the NFL Most Valuable Player award with the Houston Oilers in 1990. Moon is one of two men inducted in both the CFL and NFL Hall of Fame ... the other is Bud Grant.
Edmonton Eskimos, Ottawa Rough Riders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Memphis Maddogs, B.C. Lions, Toronto Argonauts