Toronto - With a 16-9 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday at Olympic Stadium, the Toronto Argonauts have made the Grey Cup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and guaranteed themselves a home playoff game. In making the playoffs, Head Coach Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons has tied a team record for most consecutive playoff appearances by an Argonauts head coach.
 
Toronto has not missed the playoffs since 2001, which ties for the second longest playoff streak in team history. The Boatmen last made the playoffs six straight times from 1986 to 1991 under the guidance of three different head coaches. The club’s longest streak is nine straight appearances set from 1936 to 1947 (league play was cancelled from 1942-44) , led by Head Coaches Lew Hayman and, All-Times Argos nominee, Ted Morris.  
 
Few head coaches in the Argonauts’ distinguished history have established a post-season legacy like that of Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons. Clemons has been the Argos’ head coach for the past eight (8) campaigns and has now led Toronto to the playoffs in six straight seasons (2002-07), which ties with Hayman for the longest streak by a head coach in club history. From 1936 to 1941, Hayman-led teams finished atop the East Division twice, charged to four second place finishes and won Grey Cup championships in 1937 and 1938. Clemons’ Argos have clinched first place once, in 2005, and finished second four times including one Grey Cup win in 2004.
 
The Argos will continue their drive to finish in first place for the second time in three seasons this Saturday, October 27 when they take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Rogers Centre kickoff is 3:00 p.m. The Argos are one (1) point behind the Bombers for first place in the East Division. At the game, the Argonauts will honour the All-Time Argos team as voted by the fans, alumni and media.