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Encyclopedia > Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
Current season or competition:
2008 CFL season
Sport Canadian football
Founded 1958
Commissioner Mark Cohon (commissioner)
No. of teams 8, in two four-team divisions
Country(ies) Flag of Canada Canada
Most recent
champion(s)
Saskatchewan Roughriders
TV partner(s) TSN, RDS
Official website cfl.ca

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The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. Its eight teams, located in eight cities, are divided into two divisions of four teams each (East and West). The league's nineteen-week regular season runs from mid-June to early November. Each team plays eighteen games with one bye week. Following the regular season, six of the eight teams compete in the league's three-week playoffs, which culminate in the late-November Grey Cup championship, the country's largest annual sports and television event.[1] The CFL, officially founded in 1958, yet tracing its origins to the 1860s, is the highest level of play in Canadian football, the most popular football league in Canada, and most popular sports league in Canada after the National Hockey League.[2] The Grey Cup trophy and game predate the league by many years, just as does the NHL's championship trophy, the Stanley Cup. The British Columbia Lions are a Canadian Football League team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... For the defunct hockey team, see Calgary Stampeders (hockey) The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba . ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... A list of professional sports leagues: Auto racing Champcars, formerly CART (Official Page) Formula One, Grand Prix racing (Official Site) IRL (Indy Racing League) (Official Page) NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) (Official Page) NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) (Official Page) Baseball Major League Baseball Minor League Baseball... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... A division in sports consists of a group of teams which compete against one another for a divisional title. ... The Canadian Football Leagues East Division has 4 teams. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... In an organised sport league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... A bye is when a player or team is allowed to advance to the next round of a playoff tournament without playing. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ... The Grey Cup circa 2006. ... NHL redirects here. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


Although ice hockey is Canada's most popular sport, the CFL is highly popular in Quebec and Western Canada, and along with Canadian football played at amateur levels (ie. youth, high school, CJFL, QJFL, CIS and senior leagues such as the Alberta Football League), has increased in popularity in recent years. In Southern Ontario, the CFL is recovering from the bankruptcy that plagued the Toronto and Hamilton teams in the 2003 season; having come under new ownership, both teams have improved their attendance figures dramatically since then. The BC Lions have also seen a recent resurgence of fan support, which many attribute to improved on-field and off-field management. The Lions now compete with the Edmonton Eskimos for top attendance numbers; the Eskimos average as many as 40,000 people per game (Vancouver's BC Place Stadium, Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium, and Toronto's Rogers Centre are the only stadiums that seat 40,000+). Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the region in Canada. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... CJFL Logo The Canadian Junior Football League is a national amateur Canadian football league consisting of 20 teams playing in six provinces across Canada. ... The Quebec Junior Football League operated from 1970 to the present, as a successor to the Quebec Juvenile Football League. ... Not to be confused with CIS national football team or CIS (rugby). ... The Alberta Football League (AFL) is a semi-professional Canadian football competition. ... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario lying south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... The 2003 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 50th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 46th Canadian Football League season. ... The British Columbia Lions are a Canadian Football League team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... A view of the deflated roof A view of the deflation of the roof An inside view of the deflated roof BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium and is the largest air-supported stadium in the world[1]. It is located on the north side of False... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. ... Rogers Centre logo Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome, is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ...

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History

Early history

Further information: History of Canadian football
CFL logo from 1958 to 1969
CFL logo from 1958 to 1969

Rugby football began to be played in Canada in the 1860s, and many of the first Canadian football teams played under the auspices of the Canadian Rugby Football Union (CRFU), founded in 1884.[3] The CRFU was reorganized as the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) in 1892, and served as an umbrella organization that several leagues were part of. The Grey Cup was donated by Governor General Earl Grey in 1909 to the team winning the Senior Amateur Football Championship of Canada. By that time, the sport as played in Canada had diverged markedly different from its rugby origins. From the 1930s to the 1950s the two senior leagues of the CRU, the Inter provincial Rugby Union (IRFU) and Western Inter provincial Football Union (WIFU) gradually evolved from amateur to professional leagues, and amateur teams such as those in the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) were no longer competitive in their challenges for the Cup. The ORFU withdrew from Grey Cup competition in 1954, heralding the start of the modern era of professional Canadian football, in which the Grey Cup has been exclusively contested by professional teams (Since 1965, Canada's top amateur teams, competing in Canadian Inter university Sport (CIS), have contested the Vanier Cup). Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... Image File history File links Cfl_logo-60s. ... Image File history File links Cfl_logo-60s. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Football Canada is the governing body for amateur Canadian football. ... An umbrella organization is an association of (often related, industry-specific) institutions, who work together formally to coordinate activities or pool resources. ... The Grey Cup circa 2006. ... The Governor General of Canada (French (feminine): Gouverneure générale du Canada, or (masculine): Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian monarch, who is the head of state. ... Albert Grey Sir Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey (November 28, 1851 - August 29, 1917) was the ninth Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911. ... See also: 1908 in sports, 1910 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Detroit Tigers, four games to three, in the World Series. ... CFL East Division Logo The East Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Professional sports began at North Panola High School in the early 1600s. ... The Ontario Rugby Football Union or ORFU was an early amateur Canadian football league with teams in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... // Canadian Football News in 1954 The B.C. Lions joined the WIFU and adopted the colours of burnt orange and brown. ... The Modern-Era of NASCAR is a dividing line in NASCARs history. ... CIS Logo. ... The Vanier Cup. ...


In 1956, the IRFU and WIFU formed a new umbrella organization, the Canadian Football Council (CFC), and in 1958, the CFC left the CRU, becoming the Canadian Football League (The CRU remained the governing body for amateur play in Canada, eventually adopting the name Football Canada). Initially, there was no inter-divisional play between eastern (IRFU) and western (WIFU) teams except at the Grey Cup final. Limited interlocking play was introduced in 1961 and by 1981 there was a full interlocking schedule of 16 games per season. The separate histories of the IRFU and the WIFU accounted for the fact that two teams had basically the same nickname: the IRFU's Ottawa Rough Riders were often called the "Eastern Riders", while the WIFU's Saskatchewan Roughriders were called the "Western Riders" or "Green Riders". Other team nicknames had unusual yet traditional origins: with rowing a national craze in the late 1800s, the Argonaut Rowing Club of Toronto formed a rugby team for its members' off-season participation; the club nickname Toronto Argonauts remains to this day, and after World War II, the two teams in Hamilton—the Tigers and the Wildcats—merged both their organizations and their nicknames, forming the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. // Canadian Football News in 1956 On Sunday, January 22nd, the Canadian Football Council was formed in Winnipeg and the national negotiation list was introduced. ... The 1958 CFL season was the fifth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it would become known as the inaugural season of the Canadian Football League (see below). ... Football Canada is the governing body for amateur Canadian football. ... The Grey Cup circa 2006. ... The 1961 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 8th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 4th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1981 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 28th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 24th Canadian Football League season. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ...

CFL logo from 1970-2002

After the admission of the expansion British Columbia Lions in 1954, the league remained stable with nine franchises (BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal Alouettes) from its 1958 inception until 1982, when the Alouettes folded and were replaced the same year by a new franchise named the Concordes. In 1986 the Concordes were renamed the Alouettes to attract more fan support, but the team folded the next year. The demise of the Alouettes, leaving only three teams in the East Division compared to five teams in the West Division, forced the League to balance its playoff structure by moving the easternmost Western team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, into the East Division, upsetting the long-standing tradition of "East vs. West", as Winnipeg isn't a part of Eastern Canada. Image File history File links CFL_logo_(1970-2002). ... Image File history File links CFL_logo_(1970-2002). ... The British Columbia Lions (commonly known and identified as the BC Lions) are a Canadian Football League (CFL) team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The British Columbia Lions are a Canadian Football League team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... For the defunct hockey team, see Calgary Stampeders (hockey) The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba . ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1982 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 29th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 25th Canadian Football League season. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1986 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 33rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 29th Canadian Football League season. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba . ... Eastern Canada, defined politically. ...


United States expansion

Main article: CFL USA

In 1993, the league admitted its first United States franchise, the Sacramento Gold Miners, in an attempt to broaden Canadian football's popular appeal and boost league revenues. The ultimate plan was to have a league of ten Canadian and ten American teams. Spearheading the efforts were two former World League of American Football owners, Fred Anderson and Larry J. Benson, who would each receive a franchise. While the first incarnation of Benson's team, the San Antonio Texans, did not play a single down, the Gold Miners did and finished the season 6-12, placing last in the West Division. The following year, the league added three more franchises: the Las Vegas Posse, the Shreveport Pirates, and the Baltimore CFL Colts (who were forced to change their name to the Stallions after a long legal battle). Baltimore was the most successful of the American CFL teams, finishing second in the East and becoming the first American team to play for (and win) the Grey Cup. ‎ CFL USA refers to the failed expansion of the Canadian Football League (CFL) into the United States in the mid 1990s. ... The 1993 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 40th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 36th Canadian Football League season. ... The Sacramento Gold Miners were a Canadian football team based in Sacramento, California. ... The World League of American Football (WLAF) was founded in 1990 with support from the NFL to play semi-professional American Football in North America, Europe and later maybe Asia. ... Fred Anderson- The Lone Prophet on the Prairie © Jim Jones Fred Anderson was born in Monroe, Louisiana on March 22, 1929. ... The San Antonio Texans were a Canadian football team that played in the Alamodome for the 1995 CFL season. ... The Las Vegas Posse were a Canadian football team that played the 1994 season in the Canadian Football League. ... The Shreveport Pirates was a Canadian Football League team, playing at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, in 1994 and 1995. ... The Baltimore Stallions were a Canadian football team based in Baltimore, Maryland, which played the 1994 and 1995 seasons. ...

CFL USA logo

The 1995 season saw the loss of the Posse and the move of the Gold Miners to San Antonio, while the Birmingham Barracudas and Memphis Mad Dogs were added. However, fan interest in Canadian football, with the possible exception of the Baltimore Stallions, was sparse at best. At the end of the year, which saw the Stallions become the first American team to win the Grey Cup, all United States teams with the exception of the Stallions and the re-launched San Antonio Texans folded because of financial difficulties. When the National Football League announced that a new team was to be added in Baltimore, the Stallions looked at the possibility of relocating to nearby Richmond, Virginia, but later moved to Montreal, becoming the Alouettes. Not wanting to compete as the league's lone US-based team, the Texans folded in the spring of 1996. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ... The Birmingham Barracudas were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. ... The Memphis Mad Dogs were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. ... The San Antonio Texans were a Canadian football team that played in the Alamodome for the 1995 CFL season. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Recent history

After three seasons that included American teams, the CFL returned to an all-Canadian format in 1996 with nine teams; however, the Ottawa Rough Riders, in existence since 1876, folded before the following season. In 2002, the league expanded back to nine teams with the creation of the Ottawa Renegades. After four seasons of financial losses, the Renegades were suspended indefinitely before the 2006 season; their players were absorbed by the remaining teams in a dispersal draft. The league had struck a committee in 2003 to examine the feasibility of adding a tenth team, with the leading candidate cities being Quebec City and Halifax.[4] Exhibition games were held in Quebec City in 2003[5] and in Halifax in 2005. The Halifax event, dubbed Touchdown Atlantic, was scheduled to repeat in 2006 but was cancelled after the suspension of the Ottawa Renegades franchise.[6] Commissioner Tom Wright had indicated that Halifax was the leading candidate for expansion.[7] The 1996 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 43rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 39th Canadian Football League season. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season. ... The Ottawa Renegades are a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The 2006 CFL season is the 53rd season of modern Canadian professional football and the 49th official league season. ... A dispersal draft is a process in professional sports for assigning players to a new team when their current team folds, consolidates with another team, or for some other reason ceases to exist. ... Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Province Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date 1833 Government... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... Touchdown Atlantic was a Canadian Football League exhibition game played in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Huskies Stadium in June of 2005. ... Tom E.S. Wright, B.Phil. ...

Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium is the largest venue in the CFL and the only one with a natural grass playing surface.
Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium is the largest venue in the CFL and the only one with a natural grass playing surface.

In 2005, the league set an all-time attendance record with a total attendance of more than 2.3 million.[8] With the absence of Ottawa in 2006, the league recorded total regular season attendance of 2,112,696, increasing the average per-game attendance to 29,343. This is the third highest per-game attendance of any North American sports league and the sixth highest per-game attendance of any sports league worldwide. A recent survey conducted at the University of Lethbridge confirmed that the CFL is the second most popular sports league in Canada, with the following of 19% of the total adult Canadian population compared to 30% for the NHL. The NFL had 13% following, with a total of 24% following at least one of the pro football leagues. This could be interpreted to mean that approximately 80% of Canadian football fans follow the CFL and about 55% follow the NFL.[2] The 2007 CFL season marked the sixth straight season of over two million attendance in regular season. Though slightly less than 2006, the 2,100,016 total attendance figure showed greater over-all strength as the average game attendance rose to 29,167, the highest since the 1983 season.[9] Leading the growth were the Roughriders with six consecutive sellouts, the Blue Bombers with five consecutive sellouts, and the Argonauts, whose average attendance of 30,931 was their highest since 1992.[10] The 2007 Grey Cup champion Roughriders were named Canada's team of the year by Canadian Press and credited with rekindling interest in football in the West.[11] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 608 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Canadian football Canadian Football League Sport in Canada ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 608 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Canadian football Canadian Football League Sport in Canada ... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. ... The 2005 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 52nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 48th Canadian Football League season. ... The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... The table below lists domestic professional sports leagues from around the world by total attendances for the last completed season for which data is available. ... The University of Lethbridge (also known as U of L) is a public university in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. ... NHL redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... The 2007 CFL season will be the 54th season of modern Canadian professional football. ... The 1983 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 30th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 26th Canadian Football League season. ... Date November 25, 2007 Stadium Rogers Centre City Toronto Most Valuable Player James Johnson Most Valuable Canadian Andy Fantuz National Anthem Barenaked Ladies Coin toss Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Halftime show Lenny Kravitz Attendance 52,230 expected[1] TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS, CBCHD Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage... The Canadian Press (CP) is a Canadian news agency established in 1917 as a vehicle to permit Canadian newspapers of the day to exchange their news and information. ... This article is about the region in Canada. ...


Season structure

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo looks down field with the ball during the 2005 Grey Cup game against the Edmonton Eskimos at BC Place.
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo looks down field with the ball during the 2005 Grey Cup game against the Edmonton Eskimos at BC Place.
Russ Jackson circa 1969. Considered by many the best Canadian quarterback of all time, he led the Ottawa Rough Riders to three Grey Cup championships.

As of 2007, The CFL season includes: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 762 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Canadian football Canadian Football League Grey Cup 93rd Grey Cup Anthony Calvillo Metadata This file contains additional information... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 762 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Canadian football Canadian Football League Grey Cup 93rd Grey Cup Anthony Calvillo Metadata This file contains additional information... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Anthony Calvillo looks down field with the ball during the 93rd Grey Cup game. ... Date November 27, 2005 Stadium BC Place Stadium City Vancouver Most Valuable Player Ricky Ray, Edmonton Most Valuable Canadian Mike Maurer, Edmonton Parade Marshall Pamela Anderson National Anthem Jully Black Coin toss Rt. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... BC Place Stadium is Canadas first domed stadium. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (843x1944, 1082 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Canadian Football League Grey Cup Talk:Canadian Football League ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (843x1944, 1082 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Canadian Football League Grey Cup Talk:Canadian Football League ... The Grey Cup circa 2006. ... ImageMetadata File history File links RussJacksonRoughRiders. ... ImageMetadata File history File links RussJacksonRoughRiders. ... Russ Jackson Russ Stanley Jackson (July 28, 1936-) is a former Canadian football quarterback. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The 2007 CFL season will be the 54th season of modern Canadian professional football. ...

  • A 2-game, 3-week exhibition season (or pre-season) in mid-June
  • An 18-game, 19-week regular season running from late June to early November
  • A 6-team, 3-week single elimination playoff tournament beginning in November and culminating in the Grey Cup championship in late November. Championship teams will play either 2 or 3 playoff games, including the Grey Cup game, depending on their standing at the end of the regular season.

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Exhibition season

Team training camps open in May, with pre-season exhibition games beginning in early June. The pre-season schedule is three weeks long with each team playing two games against a team in its own division.


Regular season

The regular season is nineteen weeks long, with games beginning on the Canada Day weekend and finishing by early November. The CFL's eight teams are divided into two divisions: the East Division and West Division, with four teams in each division. Each team plays two games against each team in the opposite division, three games against two teams in its own division, and four games against the other team in its own division. Alternating divisional bye weeks take place in weeks nine and ten, putting the focus on games within the division not resting that week. The most popular featured week in the CFL season is the Labour Day Classic, played over the course of the Labour Day weekend, where the matchups feature the first half of home-and-home series between the traditional geographic rivalries of Toronto–Hamilton (a rivalry which began in 1873[3]), Edmonton–Calgary (see Battle of Alberta), and Winnipeg–Saskatchewan. BC—Montreal, while not considered a "traditional" rivalry, rounds out the week's games.[12] The following week's rematch of these games is a popular event as well, especially in recent years, where the rematch of the Saskatchewan-Winnipeg game has been dubbed the Banjo Bowl. Other features of the regular season schedule are the Hall of Fame Game in Hamilton and the Thanksgiving Classic, where the match ups do not always feature traditional rivalries. Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is Canadas national holiday, marking the establishment of Canada as a self-governing Dominion on July 1, 1867. ... The Canadian Football Leagues East Division has 4 teams. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... A bye is when a player or team is allowed to advance to the next round of a playoff tournament without playing. ... The Labour Day Classic is a particular week of the Canadian Football League schedule that is played over the Labour Day weekend. ... Labour Day Parade in Toronto in the early 1900s A Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. ... The Battle of Alberta is a term applied to the intense rivalry between the cities of Edmonton, Albertas capital, and Calgary, the provinces largest city. ... The Banjo Bowl is the rematch game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League after the Labour Day Classic. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit corporation located in Hamilton, Ontario that celebrates great achievements in Canadian football. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... For the American holiday, see Thanksgiving (United States). ...


Playoffs

The playoffs begin in November. After the regular season, the top team from each division has an automatic home berth in the Division Final, and a bye week during the Division Semifinal. The second-place team from each division hosts the third-place team in the Division Semifinal, unless a fourth-place team from one division finishes with a better record than a third place team in the other (this provision is known as the crossover rule, and while it implies that it is possible for two teams in the same division to play for the Grey Cup, no crossover team has ever won the Semifinal game). The winners of each Division's Semifinal game then travel to play the first place teams in the Division Finals. Since 2005, the Division Semifinals and Division Finals have been sponsored by Scotiabank.[13] The two division champions then face each other in the Grey Cup game, which is held on the third or fourth Sunday of November. A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ... Scotiabank (Banque Scotia)(TSX: BNS NYSE: BNS), formally known as The Bank of Nova Scotia is one of Canadas Big Five banks. ... The Grey Cup circa 2006. ...


Grey Cup

Main article: Grey Cup

The Grey Cup is both the name of the championship of the CFL and the name of the trophy awarded to the victorious team. The Grey Cup game is hosted in one of the league's member cities. In recent years, it has been hosted in a different city every year, selected two or more years in advance. The 2007 Grey Cup, held in Toronto on November 25, 2007, featured a Labour Day Classic match up for the first time ever, with the Saskatchewan Roughriders winning 23–19 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Grey Cup circa 2006. ... The Grey Cup circa 2006. ... Date November 25, 2007 Stadium Rogers Centre City Toronto Most Valuable Player James Johnson Most Valuable Canadian Andy Fantuz National Anthem Barenaked Ladies Coin toss Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Halftime show Lenny Kravitz Attendance 52,230 expected[1] TV in Canada Network CBC, RDS, CBCHD Announcers (CBC) Steve Armitage... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba . ...


As the country's largest annual sporting event,[1] the Grey Cup has long served as an unofficial Canadian autumn festival generating national media coverage and a large amount of revenue for the host city. Many fans travel from across the country to attend the game and the week of festivities that lead up to it.


Awards

Following the Grey Cup game, the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player and Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian are selected. A number of league individual player awards, such as the Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Defensive Player, are awarded annually at a special ceremony in the host city during the week before the Grey Cup game; this ceremony is broadcast nationally on TSN. The Annis Stukus Trophy, also known as the Coach of the Year Award, is awarded separately at a banquet held during the off-season each February. While the CFL has not held an all-star game since 1988, an All-Star Team is selected and honoured at the league awards ceremony during Grey Cup week. The Grey Cups Most Valuable Player award is awarded annually to the player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup Game, the Canadian Football Leagues championship game. ... The Grey Cups Most Valuable Canadian award is awarded annually to the Canadian-born player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup game, the championship of the Canadian Football League. ... The Most Outstanding Player Award is annually rewarded to the best player in the Canadian Football League. ... The Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award is annually rewarded to the best defensive player in the Canadian Football League. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... The Annis Stukus Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, which is presented annually by the Edmonton Eskimos Alumni Association to the coach of the year, as determined by the members of the Football Reporters of Canada. ... An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... The 1988 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 35th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 31st Canadian Football League season. ...


Broadcasting

The principal television broadcasters of CFL games are cable network TSN (which began televising CFL games in 1985) and broadcast network CBC, while cable network and TSN partner RDS broadcasts Montreal Alouettes games in French for the Quebec television market.[14] Games are typically scheduled for Thursday to Saturday evenings during June, July and August, but switch to more Saturday and Sunday afternoon games during September and October.[15] TSN has created a tradition of at least one Friday night game each week, branded as Friday Night Football, while CBC airs at least one game every Saturday. CBC and TSN drew record television audiences for CFL broadcasts in 2005.[16] The 2006 season was the first season in which every regular season game was televised, as the league implemented an instant replay challenge system.[17] In 2006, the CFL also began offering pay-per-view webcasts of every game on CFL Broadband.[18] CBC and RDS are the exclusive television broadcasters for all playoff games, including the Grey Cup, which regularly draws a Canadian viewing audience in excess of 4 million.[19] The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... The 1985 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 32nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 28th Canadian Football League season. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Réseau des sports (commonly known as RDS), is a Canadian French language cable television specialty channel showing sports and sport-related shows. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses of the term Instant replay, see Instant replay (disambiguation). ... The Grey Cup circa 2006. ...


Beginning in 2008, TSN and RDS will be the exclusive television and internet broadcasters of all CFL games, including the playoffs and Grey Cup. The five-year agreement, which includes an option for a sixth year, is worth about $16 million annually and marks the first time since 1952 that CBC will not be broadcasting any CFL games. The CFL will no longer be broadcast on Canadian terrestrial television, unless TSN chooses to air the game on its terrestrial partner, CTV. The move to TSN all but assures that all CFL games will be broadcast in high definition.[1] As of 2006, TSN was available in about 8.8 million of Canada's 13 million households.[1] The 2008 CFL Season will be the 55th season of modern Canadian professional football. ... // Canadian Football News in 1952 The Canadian Rugby Union received television revenue for the first time when it was paid $7,500 by CBC for the rights to televise the Grey Cup game. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A household refers to those who live in the same house, who may or may not make up a family. ...


CFL teams have local broadcast contracts with terrestrial radio stations for regular season and playoff games, while The Fan Radio Network (Rogers Communications) owns the rights to the Grey Cup[20]. In 2006, Sirius Satellite Radio gained exclusive rights for North American CFL satellite radio broadcasts and will broadcast 25 CFL games per season, including the Grey Cup, through 2008.[21] Rogers Communications Inc. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... // A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio signal that is broadcast by a communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ...


In the United States, CFL television broadcasts are available nationally on Dish Network, DirecTV and America One, which also feeds the broadcasts to regional cable outlets, such as NESN and Comcast Sportsnet. Friday Night Football is available exclusively on Dish Network's World Sport HD, in high definition.[22] In Europe, games are available on NASN.[23] DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ... America One is a minor over-the-air television network in the United States. ... The New England Sports Network is a regional cable television network that covers the six New England states. ... Comcast SportsNet (or CSN) is a group of regional sports networks. ... WorldsportHD is a Sports Channel that broadcasts exclusively in High definition and features live coverage of Sporting events from around the world. ... NASN, (North American Sports Network), is a television channel available in Ireland and the UK, and now across Europe. ...


From 1962 through 1986, CBC and CTV shared CFL broadcasting rights. They split playoff games and simulcast the Grey Cup. In 1962, 1965, 1967, 1968 and 1970, CTV commentators were used for the dual network telecast, while in 1963, 1964, 1966 and 1969, CBC announcers were provided. From 1971 through 1986, one network's crew called the first half while the other called the rest of the game. After the 1986 season, CTV dropped coverage of the CFL and the Grey Cup. From 1987 through 1990, the CFL operated its own syndicated network, CFN. Like CTV, CFN split playoff games with CBC. However, CFN had completely separate coverage of the Grey Cup, utilizing its own production and commentators. From 1991 to 2007, all post-season games have been exclusively on CBC; beginning 2008, the Grey Cup will be carried on TSN, although the cable provider reserves the right to move the game to sister station CTV. The 1962 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 9th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 5th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1986 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 33rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 29th Canadian Football League season. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ... Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. ... The 1962 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 9th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 5th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1965 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 12th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 8th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1967 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 14th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 10th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1968 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 15th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 11th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1970 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 17th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 13th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1963 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 10th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 6th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1964 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 11th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 7th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1966 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 13th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 9th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1969 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 16th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 12th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1971 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 18th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 14th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1986 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 33rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 29th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1987 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 34th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 30th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1990 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 37th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 33rd Canadian Football League season. ... The Canadian Football Network (or CFN) was a television syndication service that provided games from the Canadian Football League. ... The 1991 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 38th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 34th Canadian Football League season. ... The 2007 CFL season will be the 54th season of modern Canadian professional football. ... The 2008 CFL Season will be the 55th season of modern Canadian professional football. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ...


On the Internet, all radio broadcasts of CFL games are available for free through each affiliate's Web site. Video broadcasts are free in Canada, but international viewers (identified by geolocation) are required to use a pay-per-view service instead. Friday Night Football is blacked out altogether on the pay-per-view service, and there is no way to view those games online in the United States. A small number of America One affiliates do stream on the Internet, thus providing certain CFL video feeds for free, even though the CFL discourages this. Geolocation refers to identifying the real-world geographic location of an Internet connected computer, mobile device, or website visitor. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


Players and compensation

The CFL began enforcing a salary cap for the 2007 season of $4.05 million per team. Financial penalties for teams that breach the cap are set at $1 to $1 for the first $100,000 over, $2 to $1 for $100,000 to $300,000 over, and $3 to $1 for $300,000 and above. Penalties could also include forfeited draft picks.[24] In 2006, the active roster limit was increased from 40 to 42. The "import/non-import ratio", which required teams to keep at least 20 non-import (Canadian-born or Canadian-trained) players on their active roster, was increased to 21. Teams may have up to 4 players on their reserve roster, and up to 7 on their practice roster.[24] Eligible non-imports (usually from CIS football or American college football) are drafted by teams in the annual Canadian College Draft, which follows an evaluation camp similar to the NFL Combine.[25] A junior player in the locale of a team may be claimed as a "territorial exemption" and sign with that team before beginning collegiate play (one recent example is Saskatchewan Roughrider Mike Maurer[26]). Teams maintain "negotiation lists" of players they wish to sign as free agents. CFL players are represented by the Canadian Football League Players Association (CFLPA). Each team elects two players to the CFLPA Board of Player Representatives, which meets once per year. Every two years, it elects an executive Board of Directors.[27] The 2007 CFL season will be the 54th season of modern Canadian professional football. ... Not to be confused with CIS national football team or CIS (rugby). ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... The Canadian College Draft, sometimes referred to as the CFL Draft or CFL College Draft is an annual sports draft in which Canadian Football League (CFL) teams select amateur college Canadian football players and other eligible players. ... The National Invitational Camp or NFL Combine, as it is more widely known, is a week-long showcase, occurring every February in Indianapolis, Indianas RCA Dome, where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL coaches, general managers and scouts. ... Mike Maurer (b. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ...


In the days when sports teams were financed almost entirely by ticket sales, the CFL and NFL were, financially speaking, on relatively equal footing, and CFL teams could sign top U.S. college football stars such as Johnny Rodgers and Joe Theismann. During the 1950s and 1960s exhibition games were played between CFL and NFL/AFL teams using a mixture of each league's rules. The last such exhibition game saw the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat the AFL's Buffalo Bills, the only time in which a Canadian team defeated an American team in the series. As late as the 1970s and early 1980s, when high-capacity stadiums were built in Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto, people such as Montreal Alouettes owner Nelson Skalbania continued to believe that relative parity could be sustained so long as the CFL could get larger stadiums built in its other cities and sell them out. However, by the 1980s it became clear that financial parity between the two leagues would not be maintained, not so much because of the disparity in attendance figures, but because of the NFL's increasingly lucrative television contracts that now bring in a majority of the NFL's revenue. The CFL could not hope to negotiate similar contracts with Canadian networks because the U.S. television market is more than ten times the size of Canada's. A notable exception to this trend occurred in 1991 when the deep-pocketed owners of the Toronto Argonauts (tycoon Bruce McNall, actor John Candy, and hockey star Wayne Gretzky) signed U.S. college star Raghib "Rocket" Ismail to the then-unheard of sum of $18.2 million spread over four years. This proved unsustainable and Ismail left for the NFL after two seasons. Currently, the difference in average salaries between the CFL and NFL is significant, with only a handful of CFL players making more than the NFL minimum. NFL redirects here. ... This article covers college football played in the United States. ... John Steve Rodgers (born July 5, 1951 in Omaha, Nebraska) was an American college football superstar voted the University of Nebraskas Player of the Century. ... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the city in Alberta, Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... Nelson M. Skalbania (born February 12, 1938) is a flamboyant Canadian businessman from Vancouver, British Columbia best known for signing a 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky to the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. ... Bruce Patrick McNall (b. ... John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Raghib Ramadian Rocket Ismail (b. ...


Despite a common belief that the average NFL player is more talented than the average CFL player, the disparity in talent is not nearly as great as the disparity in compensation. Due to the difference in rules, pace of play and field size between the two leagues, they mostly compete for different types of players. Mobility and quickness are typically valued over size and strength in the CFL, and CFL teams often recruit skilled players who would be considered "undersized" by NFL standards. For this reason, there are few players who have played in both leagues, and even fewer who have achieved success in both leagues. Only two people have been elected to both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the U.S. Pro Football Hall of Fame: quarterback Warren Moon and coach Bud Grant. There are many cases of CFLers going to the NFL and having success, such as Pro Bowlers Joe Horn, Jeff Garcia, Brendon Ayanbadejo and Doug Flutie and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy. On the other hand, there have also been cases of NFL stars coming to the CFL and failing to excel, such as the 2006 "big splash" signings of Ricky Williams and Onterrio Smith.[28] Diagram of a Canadian football field Diagram of an American football field Canadian and American football are very similar, as both have their origins in rugby. ... The Canadian Football Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit corporation located in Hamilton, Ontario that celebrates great achievements in Canadian football. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... For the footballer (soccer), see Warren Moon (footballer). ... Harry Peter Bud Grant, Jr (born May 20, 1927) is the longtime former American football head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) for eighteen seasons. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Joseph Horn (born January 16, 1972 in New Haven, Conn. ... Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970 in Gilroy, California) is a Mexican American professional quarterback currently employed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Oladele Brendon Ayanbadejo (pronounced day-joe, not day-ho) (born September 6, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football linebacker and special teams standout who currently plays for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. Brendon is half Nigerian. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a retired American football and Canadian football quarterback. ... Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois) is currently the General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations for the Buffalo Bills. ... For the former Indianapolis Colts running back, see Ricky Antwan Williams. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Whizzinator. ...


Norman Kwong, John Sopinka, Jim Silye, and Lionel Conacher in Canada and J. C. Watts in the USA are just a few of the former CFL players who assumed careers in government after retiring from the league. Norman Lim Kwong, CM, AOE, KStJ, a. ... John Sopinka (March 19, 1933 - November 24, 1997) was a Canadian lawyer and puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada, the first Ukrainian-Canadian appointed to the high court. ... Jim Silye (born April 28, 1946) is a Canadian politician, businessman, and former professional football player for the Canadian Football League. ... 1929 New York Americans: Conacher is fifth from left Lionel Pretoria Conacher (May 24, 1900 – May 26, 1954), nicknamed The Big Train, was Canadas all-around athlete in the 1920s excelling in Canadian football, ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball, boxing and wrestling, and later playing a significant role in Canadian... Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. ...


League Commissioners

Commissioners
Sydney Halter 1958-1966
Keith Davey 1966
Ted Workman (interim) 1967
Allan McEachern 1967-1968
Jake Gaudaur 1968-1984
Douglas Mitchell 1984-1988
William Baker 1989
Roy McMurtry (interim) 1990
Donald Crump 1990-1991
Phil Kershaw (interim) 1992
Larry Smith 1992-1996
John Tory 1996-2000
Michael Lysko 2000-2002
David Braley (interim) 2002
Tom Wright 2003-2006
Mark Cohon 2007-Present

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Teams

Active teams

East Division
Team City Stadium Capacity Quarterback Kicker/Punter Head Coach General Manager Founded
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Hamilton, Ontario Ivor Wynne Stadium 28,743 Casey Printers Nick Setta Charlie Taaffe Bob O'Billovich 1950[1]
Montreal Alouettes Montreal, Quebec Molson Stadium/Olympic Stadium[2][3] 20,202/65,255 Anthony Calvillo Damon Duval Marc Trestman Jim Popp 1946[4]
Toronto Argonauts Toronto, Ontario Rogers Centre 52,230 Kerry Joseph Noel Prefontaine Rich Stubler Adam Rita 1873
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Winnipeg, Manitoba Canad Inns Stadium 29,503 Kevin Glenn Rob Pikula/Troy Westwood Doug Berry Brendan Taman 1930[5]
West Division
Team City Stadium Capacity Quarterback Kicker/Punter Head Coach General Manager Founded
B.C. Lions Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium 59,841 Jarious Jackson Paul McCallum Wally Buono Wally Buono 1954[6]
Calgary Stampeders Calgary, Alberta McMahon Stadium 37,700 Henry Burris Sandro DeAngelis/Duncan O'Mahony John Hufnagel John Hufnagel 1935[7]
Edmonton Eskimos Edmonton, Alberta Commonwealth Stadium 60,081 Ricky Ray Warren Kean/Hayden Epstein Danny Maciocia Paul Jones 1949[8]
Saskatchewan Roughriders Regina, Saskatchewan Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field 28,800 Marcus Crandell Luca Congi/Jamie Boreham Ken Miller Eric Tillman 1910[9]

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Charlie Taaffe (born April 20, 1950 in Albany, New York) is the head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats football club of the Canadian Football League and former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Maryland Terrapins. ... Robert (Bob) OBillovich hails from Butte, Montana and is the current director of player personnel with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. ... // Canadian Football News in 1950 The Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats merge to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Regular Season Final Regular Season Standings Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points Bold text means that they have... The Montreal Alouettes (French: Alouettes de Montréal) are a Canadian Football League team based in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article needs cleanup. ... 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John Coleman Hufnagel (born September 13, 1951, in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania) is a American football coach and former pro quarterback. ... John Coleman Hufnagel (born September 13, 1951, in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania) is a American football coach and former pro quarterback. ... // Canadian Football News in 1935 The Winnipeg Pegs (soon to be known as the Blue Bombers in 1936) became the first Western Canadian team to win the Grey Cup by defeating the Hamilton Tigers, 18-12, in Hamilton. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. ... This article is about the American quarterback Ricky Ray. ... Hayden Epstein (born November 16, 1980 in San Diego, California) is a former professional American football player who played placekicker in the NFL and NFL Europe. ... Danny Maciocia (b. ... Paul Jones (born February 24, 1942) is an English singer, actor and radio presenter. ... // Canadian Football News in 1949 The Edmonton Eskimos rejoined with the WIFU and adopted the colours of gold and green. ... The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, founded in 1910. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Trent Wotherspoon Kevin Yates Kim... Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field is a sports stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan that is the home field of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League; it is also the site of University of Regina Rams and Regina Thunder of the Prairie Football Conference football teams. ... Marcus Crandell (born June 1, 1974, in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American gridiron football player currently playing as a quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). ... Luca Congi (born June 15, 1983 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) is a punter and kicker playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. ... Jamie Boreham (born March 29, 1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a punter/placekicker playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. ... There is also a different professor Kenneth Miller [1] Professor Kenneth R. Miller is professor of biology at Brown University in the United States. ... Eric Tillman (born ca. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

Expansion team

On March 25, 2008, the CFL granted a franchise for the 2010 CFL season to an Ottawa-based group led by Jeff Hunt, owner of the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's, on the condition of securing a lease agreement of Frank Clair Stadium.[29] The CFL had previously stated that the team would be a continuation of the Ottawa Renegades, but the announcement implies that this will be a separate expansion franchise. is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Ottawa 67s celebrate a playoff victory The Ottawa 67’s are a junior ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Canada. ... Frank Clair Stadium is a Canadian football stadium in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The Ottawa Renegades are a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ...


Halifax, Moncton, Quebec City, London, and Windsor also have been lobbying for a Canadian Football League franchise in recent years.[30][31][32] Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: (former city) 79. ... For other uses, see Moncton (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Province Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date 1833 Government... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ...


Defunct and inactive teams

Team City Stadium Years in CFL
Atlantic Schooners Halifax, Nova Scotia n/a n/a
Baltimore Stallions Baltimore, Maryland Memorial Stadium 1994-1995
Birmingham Barracudas Birmingham, Alabama Legion Field 1995
Las Vegas Posse Las Vegas, Nevada Sam Boyd Stadium 1994
Memphis Mad Dogs Memphis, Tennessee Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium 1995
Miami Manatees[10] Miami, Florida Miami Orange Bowl n/a
Ottawa Renegades Ottawa, Ontario Frank Clair Stadium 2002-2005
Ottawa Rough Riders Ottawa, Ontario Frank Clair Stadium 1958-1996
Sacramento Gold Miners Sacramento, California Hornet Stadium 1993-1994
San Antonio Texans San Antonio, Texas Alamodome 1995[11]
Shreveport Pirates Shreveport, Louisiana Independence Stadium 1994-1995.
Notes
  1. ^ The Hamilton Tiger-Cats were created in 1950 as a merger of the Hamilton Tigers (founded 1869 as the Hamilton Foot Ball Club,[3] and merged with the Hamilton Alerts in 1914) and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats.
  2. ^ The Alouettes' main home field is Molson Stadium. In recent years, they also play their final regular season home game and any home playoff games at Olympic Stadium.
  3. ^ Percival Molson Stadium Phase II for Completion in 2009, upgrading an additional 5,000 seats, Northwest corner, and East Grandstand.
  4. ^ The CFL considers the current Montreal Alouettes franchise (founded in 1994 as the Baltimore Stallions, moved to Montreal and renamed the Montreal Alouettes in 1996) to be a continuation of the original Montreal Alouettes (founded 1946, played in the CFL 1958-1981) and Montreal Concordes (founded 1982, renamed the Montreal Alouettes in 1986, folded just before the 1987 season).[33]
  5. ^ Created by a merger of the Winnipegs (whose roots go back to 1879) and the St. John's team, and become known as the "Winnipeg Pegs" before changing to the current name, Blue Bombers, in 1936.
  6. ^ Not related to the Vancouver Grizzlies, who played one season in 1941.
  7. ^ Roots go back to the Calgary Rugby Foot-ball Club, which formed in 1907.
  8. ^ Club originally formed in 1895, became officially known as the Eskimos in 1910.
  9. ^ Became Saskatchewan Roughriders officially in 1950, after the team became the only pro football team left in the province in 1948.
  10. ^ Proposed team that was abandoned before the 1995 season, after an exhibition game between Birmingham and Baltimore in Miami was poorly attended.
  11. ^ Another team named the San Antonio Texans was founded in 1993, but folded before playing a game. The Texans team listed here is the same team as the Sacramento Gold Miners, who moved to Texas in 1995. The Gold Miners, in turn, were a continuation of the Sacramento Surge of the WLAF.

The Atlantic Schooners was a conditional Canadian Football League expansion team in 1984, to play out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... The Baltimore Stallions were a Canadian football team based in Baltimore, Maryland, which played the 1994 and 1995 seasons. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Memorial Stadium was a sports stadium in Baltimore, Maryland that formerly stood on 33rd Street. ... The 1994 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 41st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 37th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ... The Birmingham Barracudas were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... Legion Field is a large stadium in Birmingham, Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ... The Las Vegas Posse were a Canadian football team that played the 1994 season in the Canadian Football League. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Sam Boyd Stadium is a football stadium located in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The 1994 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 41st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 37th Canadian Football League season. ... The Memphis Mad Dogs were a Canadian football team that played the 1995 season in the Canadian Football League. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is a football stadium located at the Mid-South Fairgrounds in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ... Miami redirects here. ... The Miami Orange Bowl is a stadium in the City of Miami, Florida, west of Downtown in Little Havana. ... The Ottawa Renegades are a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Frank Clair Stadium is a Canadian football stadium in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The 2002 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 49th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 45th Canadian Football League season. ... The 2005 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 52nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 48th Canadian Football League season. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Frank Clair Stadium is a Canadian football stadium in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The 1958 CFL season was the fifth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it would become known as the inaugural season of the Canadian Football League (see below). ... The 1996 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 43rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 39th Canadian Football League season. ... The Sacramento Gold Miners were a Canadian football team based in Sacramento, California. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... Hornet Stadium is a 26,000 seat football stadium in Sacramento, California. ... The 1993 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 40th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 36th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1994 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 41st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 37th Canadian Football League season. ... The San Antonio Texans were a Canadian football team that played in the Alamodome for the 1995 CFL season. ... San Antonio redirects here. ... The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The facility opened on May 15, 1993, at a cost of $186 million. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ... The Shreveport Pirates was a Canadian Football League team, playing at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, in 1994 and 1995. ... : Port City , River City , Ratchet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ... Independence Stadium is a stadium located at the Fairgrounds in Shreveport, Louisiana. ... The 1994 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 41st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 37th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1995 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 42nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 38th Canadian Football League season. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... Hamilton Alerts was a football-rugby team. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. ... The Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is a stadium owned by McGill University and is the home of the Montreal Alouettes and the McGill Redmen. ... Le Stade Olympique (The Olympic Stadium) is a stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Molson Stadium (Officially known as Percival Molson Memorial Stadium) is a football stadium at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1994 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 41st season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 37th Canadian Football League season. ... The Baltimore Stallions were a Canadian football team based in Baltimore, Maryland, which played the 1994 and 1995 seasons. ... The 1996 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 43rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 39th Canadian Football League season. ... // Canadian Football News in 1946 The WIFU resumed play for the first time since 1942. ... The 1958 CFL season was the fifth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it would become known as the inaugural season of the Canadian Football League (see below). ... The 1981 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 28th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 24th Canadian Football League season. ... The Montreal Alouettes (French, Alouettes de Montréal) refers to a team in the Canadian Football League based in Montreal, Quebec. ... The 1982 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 29th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 25th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1986 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 33rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 29th Canadian Football League season. ... The 1987 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 34th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 30th Canadian Football League season. ... Vancouver Grizzlies was a member of the Western Interprovincial Football Union, a league that preceded the Canadian Football League. ... // Canadian Football News in 1941 The Calgary Bronks left the WIFU and the Vancouver Grizzlies joined. ... Calgary Rugby Foot-ball Club was an early football club formed in Calgary, Alberta in October 1907. ... Year Founded 1991 Year Retired 1992 City Sacramento, California Team Colors Green, Yellow Franchise W-L-T Record Regular Season: 11-9 Postseason: 2-0 Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl II (1992) The Sacramento Surge was a professional American football team that played in the WLAF in 1991 and... NFL Europa is an American football league which operates in Europe. ...

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