Last Word Staff - Mar 20, 2020

In Canada, winter sports are the most prominent. So much so that the country’s flagship sport is ice hockey (and lacrosse, coincidentally). However, other sports are also played. This is the case with Canadian football, which is considered the second most popular sport in the country. Canadian football, because of its contact and strategy, could […]

CFL squads
Stephen Bolen - Oct 24, 2019

Last year I wrote an article breaking down what went wrong and what hope lied on the horizon for three CFL squads who missed the cut for the playoffs. Those three teams were the Edmonton Eskimos, Montreal Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts. One year later the picture looks quite a bit different. The Eskimos, despite […]

cfl week 17 rankings
Jeff Burns - Oct 8, 2019

These CFL Week 17 power rankings may have been the easiest week to do in quite some time. With some of the outcomes this weekend, the contenders seem to be separating themselves from the pretenders. Then again, it’s the CFL where quite literally, anything can happen. Just because you are playing well, or not playing […]

CFL West Division
Stephen Bolen - Sep 27, 2019

The CFL West Division continues to be the cream of the crop year after year. And while the East finally has two legitimate contenders heading into the last five games of the season, the West still holds all the cards. Winnipeg, Calgary and Saskatchewan are all vying for the number one seed in the CFL […]

Edmonton Eskimos
Josh McSwain - Sep 23, 2019

This weekend the Edmonton Eskimos dropped their fifth game in a row as Hamilton defeated them on their home field as a last-second field goal banged off the uprights and in. They now have a record of 6-7 and suddenly don’t appear to be a shoo-in for the playoffs; as they appeared just a couple […]

CFL Pass Defenders
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Sep 4, 2019

While it provides a good indication, this chart isn’t the definitive answer to who are the best defensive backs. I have to make an educated guess at each play call, which becomes harder when it’s a zone look. The below chart also doesn’t factor in pass breakups, inaccurate throws that count as a target, or […]

Labour Day Classic
Stephen Bolen - Sep 2, 2019

It was a heavyweight fight during Sunday’s Labour Day Classic but the deciding factor was a 10-play, 87-yard drive, capped by a Brett Lauther 26-yard field goal to give the Riders the 19-17 victory. Heading into this game, many wondered if this would be Saskatchewan’s most difficult test yet. The Riders difficulty of opponents has […]

CFL Fantasy
JR Reynolds - Sep 1, 2019

The usual four-game slates we are accustomed to will only be a trifecta of games this week for CFL fantasy. Not only will we be minus a game, but the Blue Bombers will also be minus Andrew Harris. He was docked a two-game suspension which he will begin serving this week for violating the league’s […]

bombers labour day
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Aug 27, 2019

Since becoming head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Mike O’Shea’s club has found some irregular ways to squeeze out two points. Last Friday’s victory over Edmonton was a prime example, with sophomore quarterback Chris Streveler rushing for more yards (89) than passing (84). The stat line was a slap in the face to opposing […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders offence
Stephen Bolen - Aug 22, 2019

The Saskatchewan Roughriders offence is a big reason why the team sits at 5-3 in third place within the logjammed West Division. They also have the two straight losses suffered by the Calgary Stampeders to thank. That included a monumental collapse to the Montreal Alouettes this past week. However, there are still detractors out there […]

hamilton tiger-cats
Connor Knight - Aug 16, 2019

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have begun their journey without CFL all-star Jeremiah Masoli and the team has shown promise. Clearly, Dane Evans has a lot to prove but he is starting to settle in with the offence and offensive coordinator Tommy Condell. It takes time for players and coordinators to develop a relationship, but Evans and […]

Montreal Alouettes
Stephen Bolen - Aug 15, 2019

With 2:41 left in the third quarter, the Montreal Alouettes were down just 17-10 to the West Division Saskatchewan Roughriders. Then, nobody can quite wrap their heads around what happened next. Hostile weather consisting of lightning and heavy rain would sweep over McGill causing a delay that would inevitably end the match. Yes, with still […]

BC Lions expectations
Stephen Bolen - Jul 31, 2019

Heading into their bye week, the general mood on the West Coast is that of disappointment and frustration. The BC Lions expectations heading into the 2019 season was that of a high octane offence and a solid defence led by head coach DeVone Claybrooks. However, at 1-6 reality has set in that this team isn’t […]

cfl week 7 rankings
Jeff Burns - Jul 31, 2019

That’s a wrap. Just like that, one-third of the 2019 CFL season is already complete, so because of this here are the Week 7 CFL power rankings. There have been several storylines through this young season. However, none of which has had more attention, for all the wrong reasons, then the health of the CFL […]

CFL Week 6
Jeff Burns - Jul 24, 2019

With Week 6 of the CFL season in the books, it’s time to update these power rankings. However, with mostly predictable outcomes this past week, the rankings will not show much movement this week. So let’s get to it. 1) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-0)      Last Week Ranking: 1 This Bombers team just keeps […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders Bye Week
Stephen Bolen - Jul 17, 2019

In part one of my Saskatchewan Roughriders bye week report card, I broke down the performances of the coaching staff and offence. This edition will take a look at the defence and special teams. I alluded to defensive coordinator Jason Shivers in part one, mentioning that he needs to get more out of this defence. The […]

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Eddie Davey - Jul 17, 2019

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Last Word Staff - Jul 17, 2019

People who follow this sport up close are probably familiar with them, but others aren’t, so let’s go over some of the top football news stories you should know.