Rising Stars on Each CFL Team

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The CFL’s a league of high turnover, which also means high opportunity. Rookies from all over North America are continually making immediate splashes in Canada at young ages. And luckily for each CFL team, they have stars aged 25 or younger on the horizon. Rising CFL Stars Hamilton: Jaelon Acklin As a 24-year-old rookie, Acklin […] READ MORE


Sean Thomas Erlington Just Getting Started in CFL

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If there’s a player who deserves to be bitter about coronavirus postponing the 2020 CFL season, it’s Sean Thomas Erlington. Instead, the 27-year-old is eager to pick up where he left off. The Montreal native exploded out of the gates with Hamilton in 2019, averaging 139 yards per game — a total of 224 rushing […] READ MORE


CFL Potential Winners and Losers in 2020 ‘Labour Day Season’

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Yesterday the CFL provided a much-needed public update to the state of its 2020 season. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s message had three key points: a potential season start date, the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic, and a new Grey Cup host (possibly). Debating over the likelihood of the 2020 season being played would be endless, so hypothetically […] READ MORE


Manitoba Proud: Bombers add Noah Hallett, Winnipegger Mason Bennett to Hamilton

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The Hallett brothers are the newest sub-brand of the Canadian Mafia. With the 18th pick of Thursday’s draft, Winnipeg selected defensive back Noah Hallett, brother of Blue Bombers 2019 seventh-round pick Nick Hallet. Noah was Winnipeg’s first 2020 draft pick after the team surrendered their first-round pick as part of the Zach Collaros trade, which […] READ MORE


Opinion: Bo Levi Mitchell, Please Come Back… on Social Media

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Like him or not, Bo Levi Mitchell is one of the faces of the CFL. And truth be told, he is the perfect man for the role, a prototypical “face of the league” player if you will. Mitchell’s a gun-slinging quarterback with a Texas accent who talks trash (which he usually backs up). He’s a […] READ MORE


CFL Revisit: BC vs. Winnipeg – 2010 Thanksgiving Thriller

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“Deon Beasley takes it to the end zone… and flips out… and so does this stadium!” It’s one of Rod Black’s memorable CFL calls, coming on the final play of a 2010 walk-off Winnipeg Blue Bombers win over the B.C. Lions. For those who don’t remember, this berserk game is from October 11, 2010 — […] READ MORE


CFL Players who Represent the 2010s

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In the last three months you’ve probably seen, read, and watched an overload of “best of the decade” sports lists — they’re a trendy and easily-debated topic. We’ve done a fair share of our own pieces at LWOCF, such as the best teams, quarterbacks, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and Edmonton Eskimos of the decade. While the list […] READ MORE


Toronto Argonauts 2020’s Biggest Wild-card

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If not for a Grey Cup title sandwiched in between, the Toronto Argonauts last half-decade would have been disastrous. The Argos followed up their 27-24 triumph over the Calgary Stampeders in the 2017 Grey Cup with back-to-back 4-14 seasons, calling for a shakeup. Toronto Argonauts Busy Off-season Toronto’s first move was hiring Stamps’ quarterback coach […] READ MORE


CFL Gambling 101

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If you follow my CFL writing, you know I’m not afraid of suggesting as well as placing a gambling wager or two. Well, technically 439 wagers over the past three regular seasons. Gambling lesson number one: you have to spend money to make money. The proof is in the pudding for me; I’ve hit at […] READ MORE


Big 3 Among CFL Teams Incoming

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In American sports, big threes are a common trait of a winning organization. To win, you need three players who together shape a team’s dominance and eventual playoff success. With just over 100 days until the kickoff of the 2020 CFL season, a big three of players isn’t forming within a team, but a big […] READ MORE