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    Selling The CFL #3: Was It Wise To Go With TSN?

    There may be a problem here… and then there may not.  Nobody will know except in the long term, but in terms of “big four” sports, it is unprecedented and never...

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    Selling The CFL #2: Fly Like The Blue Jays

    On April 7, 1977, I attended my first Toronto Blue Jays game. It was also the very first Blue Jay game ever when Doug Ault hit his two home runs in...

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    Selling The CFL #1: Background: The CFL Cannot Afford Arrogance

    Now that the CFL playoffs are over, what to write about the league now?  A few years ago on another blog I wrote a series of articles about ideas that might...

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    CFL Fans Are Not Optimists

    “Take a sad song and make it better.” – from “Hey Jude” by the Beatles Recently I wrote a CFL article about the new stadiums that are being built and argued...

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    New CFL Stadiums Are Realistic – But Not Visionary

    The new Saskatchewan CFL stadium being built has one surprising statistic – it actually seats fewer spectators than its predecessor by a few hundred seats. Even though Regina is significantly smaller than other...

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    2014 CFL Season: the Year That Was

    The 2014 CFL season was unique in many ways for the league and the fans alike. For the first time since 2005, professional football was played in the nation’s capital with...

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    Assessing Mark Cohon as CFL Commissioner

    Mark Cohon bid goodbye to the CFL following the 102nd Grey Cup game, after seven years on the job. Cohon certainly presided over some momentous times for the CFL, mostly with success....

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    Calgary Stampeders Were Just Too Much

    Depth and experience proved to be the decisive factors in deciding the 102nd Grey Cup. The Calgary  Stampeders had lots of both while the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are still paying their dues and...

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    Montreal Carabins Win Exciting Vanier Cup

    I’m not exactly very good at reading lips, but as I watched thousands of  fans’ reactions at the 50th Vanier Cup in Montreal on Saturday, I could decipher what they were all saying; “wow.” That...

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    The Last Word on Sports CFL Awards

    Last Word on Sports has emerged as a top online source for CFL news and views here in the 2014 season. We have covered every game with predictions, provided week-by-week power...

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    Grey Cup 102 a Tale of Two Different Teams

    This Sunday will be marked on most Canadians’ calendars as the Grey Cup 102 from Vancouver, between the Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. It has been one of the most...

  • CFL OBillovich

    Bob O’Billovich to Enter Hall of Fame

    CFL demi-god Bob O’Billovich, who played for, coached, and managed multiple teams, will be inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 2015. The Toronto Argonauts, who O’Billovich coached to their first Grey...

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    Grey Cup Sunday Warms Hearts of Canadians

    For some people November is a depressing month. The warm days of summer are now well in the rear-view mirror. The pretty colours of the leaves changing in October have now...

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    Brandon Banks Could Be a Game Changer in the Grey Cup

    “The boy is fast. Did I mention he’s fast? And he’s fast. He’s fast, too.” Yes, Bryan Hall, we get it, Brandon Banks can run. He ran all over the Montreal Alouettes...

  • Vanier Cup 2011 - McMaster v Laval

    McMaster Marauders Need an Edge in the Vanier Cup

    The McMaster University football program has been a strong one in the last while. The McMaster Marauders won the Yates Cup four straight years from 2000 to 2003, and are making their third...

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    CFL Attendance Shows Weakness

    How do you rate the year CFL has had? Probably the year can be rated on the plus side – just barely. Ottawa rejoined the league, television ratings were good, and...

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    My Grey Cup Memory: 97th Grey Cup

    All CFL fans have that one Grey Cup game that they will never forget, whether it’s because of the score, the plays, the people they watched it with – or maybe because it...

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    Montreal Carabins Finally Emerging as Stars

    There’s an old African expression that says, “calm seas don’t make good sailors.” Many sports teams have proven the truth of this expression over the years. For a team to get to...

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    Danny Brannagan Is In No Man’s Land

    Somewhere, his football career ruined, Danny Brannagan is doing something else. Do you remember Danny Brannagan?  He was once a star quarterback at the Canadian University level for the Queen’s Golden...

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    The Mysterious CFL Box

    Since Grey Cup Week is upon us, I would like to relate a CFL story that happened to me in the mid-1980s. Back then I worked for the Ontario Provincial Government...

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