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Canadian Football League, 2011
« Topic Start: June 30, 2011, 05:54:02 PM »
It's on...and it might be one of the two professional football leagues that actually plays this season.  :shock:  Yes, they start their season this early, which is what initially drew me to the CFL, professional football in June!

The Montreal Alouettes coming of back to back Grey Cup championships open the season tonight against the British Columbia Lions.  The Als (as they're called up north) are the favorites for a third consecutive Grey Cup.

If you want to watch, ESPN3.com, I believe, streams all of the games and the NFL Network will show about a dozen games (at least, there's probably an option to show a few more...just in case  :) ).  Tonight's game is one of the NFL Network games.

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« Reply #1: June 30, 2011, 08:20:35 PM »
I tried.. 3 downs kills it for me.

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Re: Canadian Football League, 2011
« Reply #2: June 30, 2011, 08:52:37 PM »
Go Lions!  Les Als sont merde.

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Re: Canadian Football League, 2011
« Reply #4: November 27, 2011, 05:53:10 PM »
It's Grey Cup time again!

After back to back championships by the Montreal Alouettes (coached by Marc Trestman who I recommended the Redskins hire), they were dispatched in the first round of the Eastern Division playoffs by Hamilton.  Hamilton then fell to Winnepeg in the next round, advancing the Blue Bombers to the Grey Cup from the East.

In the West, Calgary fell to Edmonton in the divisional round of the playoffs and then the Eskimos lost to the B.C. Lions in the next round sending the Lions to the Cup, representing the West...and playing at home.

Aside from playing for the championship on their home field, British Columbia is an interesting story in that they started the season 0-5 then went on a tear ending the season with the best record in the West.  Speaking of that, this was a year of extreme parity in the CFL.  Going into the final week of the regular season, 5 of the 8 CFL teams (yes, there are only 8 teams and six of them make the playoffs) had 10-7 records (it's an 18-game season).  Pete Rozelle would have loved that kind of parity.

Back over in the East, after going 4-14 in 2010, Winnipeg (who dubbed themselves Swaggerville) started hot, got cold then got hot enough again to have the top record in the East culminating with their trip to Grey Cup.

For those who want to throw a few bones on the game, the Lions are favored by 7.  They're playing at home so that's not that surprising.

The game starts at 6-ish tonight (pre game intros and stuff pushes kickoff to about 6:30) and it can be seen on ESPN3.

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« Reply #5: November 27, 2011, 06:25:10 PM »
7 million channels and I can't find ESPN3.  freak, eh!

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Re: Canadian Football League, 2011
« Reply #6: November 27, 2011, 06:25:58 PM »
7 million channels and I can't find ESPN3.  freak, eh!


It's only on the internet.

http://espn3.com

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« Reply #7: November 27, 2011, 06:49:53 PM »
OK, thanks!  DirecTV can go get freaked...three channels of freaking poker and no Grey Cup? 

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Re: Canadian Football League, 2011
« Reply #8: November 27, 2011, 07:04:11 PM »
I'm getting it on 681 if you get the sports pack.

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« Reply #9: November 27, 2011, 07:10:48 PM »
Oh, right you are!  Thanks.
I'm getting it on 681 if you get the sports pack.


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Re: Canadian Football League, 2011
« Reply #10: November 27, 2011, 10:09:45 PM »
And that's it.  British Columbia wins 34-23.  They dominated for most of the game but Winnipeg made a comeback near the end, cutting the lead to 31-23.  They tried an onside kick, and recovered it but the ball didn't go 10 yards.  BC got possession of the ball drove for a field goal and that was the end of the scoring.

Wally Buono, head coach of BC and winningest coach in CFL history won his 5th Grey Cup as head coach.

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Re: Canadian Football League, 2011
« Reply #11: November 28, 2011, 06:44:10 PM »
Joe Kapp took a shot at one of his old adversaries.   The fued's been brewin' for 50 years.   I guess that would have been CFL circa 1961.

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« Reply #12: November 28, 2011, 07:09:31 PM »
it was a pretty mutual looking shot taking

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« Reply #13: November 28, 2011, 07:12:42 PM »
it was a pretty mutual looking shot taking


Kapp got hit with a cane and delivered a right.   Down goes Frazier (Mosca) !!!

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Re: Canadian Football League, 2011
« Reply #14: November 28, 2011, 08:00:42 PM »
SPORTSMANSHIP!

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« Reply #15: November 28, 2011, 10:38:32 PM »
 :lmao: best thing ever

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Re: Canadian Football League, 2011
« Reply #17: December 01, 2011, 07:44:56 PM »
Terp fans, former Maryland quarterback (and offensive coordinator of the Montreal Alouettes) Scott Milanovich named head coach of the Toronto Argonauts.

http://www.cfl.ca/article/argonauts-name-scott-milanovich-head-coach