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Vontae Diggs of the Edmonton Eskimos
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 14, 2020

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 […]


CFL Award
Last Word Staff - Nov 21, 2019

Awards season is upon us in the CFL and there is a healthy dose of competition in each category. That makes these predictions very difficult but on the positive side, that means there were a lot of great performances, storylines and impact that each of these players has made in their respective 2019 campaigns. Let’s […]

Edmonton Eskimos
Josh McSwain - Nov 16, 2019

Last week, the Edmonton Eskimos looked like the team that started the season 6-2. Trevor Harris balled out, slinging the ball all over the field as he completed 36 of 39 passes for 421 yards in a game that set the record for most accurate playoff performance (92.3%). C.J. Gable didn’t have eye-popping numbers but […]

Edmonton Eskimos
Josh McSwain - Nov 9, 2019

The Edmonton Eskimos started out the season hot at 6-2 but sputtered to an 8-10 finish. Still, it was good enough to get them to the playoffs after a one-year absence in 2018. They will go across the continent this weekend to face off against the Montreal Alouettes, who finished 10-8 and second in the […]

2019 CFL Playoffs
Last Word Staff - Nov 9, 2019

It’s officially the most exciting time to be a CFL football fan and what better way to join in the fun than to stamp our names to five predictions that may or may not haunt us in the weeks to come. We rounded up our talented group of writers who have been helping us put […]

Nik Kowalski, Editor - Oct 17, 2019

Over the past years, TSN has done an excellent job stirring the pot with its Top 50 CFL Players list. CFL players care about their personal rankings, and when factoring in pride and salary bonuses, they surely care about whether their name’s on a CFL All-Star ballot. That said, it’s no cakewalk narrowing it down […]

blue bombers montreal
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Sep 24, 2019

It’s not often a CFL team sits atop their division come late September while having multiple blown 20-point leads on their resumé. It reeks of a team that finds a way to lose when it matters; a team that lacks focus in crunch time. Regardless of their 9-4 record, how the Winnipeg Blue Bombers let […]

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 […]

Kevin Glenn
Clayton Kroeker - Jun 13, 2019

Kevin Glenn. 300 career CFL games. Over 53,000 passing yards. 294 touchdowns. Sixth all-time in league passing. Guys with stats like that usually sign a one-day contract with a team. There’s a big media thing, everyone shows up and the guy returns to his favourite team one last time. Kevin Glenn has literally played for […]

CFL 2019 Predictions
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 9, 2019

The second and final part of my CFL 2019 predictions articles dives into the CFL awards, individual statistics leaders, who will emerge or fall off in 2019, some safe and bold predictions, and futures odds for the 107th Grey Cup.

CFL 2019 Predictions
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jun 6, 2019

Predicting sports seasons is a fun, and often embarrassing activity to partake in. But I don’t mind the embarrassment, and by that I mean I go all-in on my predictions. Part one of my two CFL 2019 predictions pieces has an in-depth focus on the 2019 CFL standings and playoffs. CFL 2019 Predictions CFL Standings: […]

CFL East Division
Nik Kowalski, Editor - May 24, 2019

When it comes to the superior division in the CFL, 2019 should be the same old. Since Montreal Alouettes legend Anthony Calvillo retired after the 2013 CFL season, four times has an East Division team finished above .500. And to kick the East while it’s down, from quarterback play to overall talent the East is […]

Jacob Couch - Apr 13, 2019

Johnny Manziel is well on his way to becoming an afterthought in the football world, while Jeremiah Masoli, a quarterback with a similar past, is entering his prime. Johnny Manziel’s Career The sad story began at Tivy High School near San Antonio, Texas. Manziel was evidently athletic from the beginning of his high school career, […]

Alouettes
Jeff Burns - Feb 28, 2019

That was quick. A little over nine months to be exact. That’s the amount of time that Johnny Manziel graced the CFL with his presence and called Canada his home. A remarkably short tenure by anyone’s definition, but in a lot of ways it felt so much longer than that. There was a lot of […]

quarterbacks
Jeff Burns - Feb 10, 2019

The 2019 free agent crop in the CFL is unprecedented in terms of both quality and quantity of players available (over 200). The most intriguing storylines heading into CFL free agency will, of course, be at the quarterback position. While some teams are seemingly secure at the quarterback spot, there could be a lot of […]

Stephen Paish - Feb 9, 2019

The path to success partially runs through free agency for the Montreal Alouettes. General manager Kavis Reed has already stated that the Alouettes will not engage in a bidding war for any of the high priced free agent quarterbacks. However, Reed acknowledged that there is room for improvement in the receiving corps, defensive backfield, and […]



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Oliver Eastwood - Feb 9, 2019

The last time a CFL team went a whole season without a win, Newfoundland had just joined Canada. But what caused the decline in winless seasons in the CFL?

Edmonton Eskimos
Oliver Eastwood - Feb 9, 2019

The international outcry surrounding the death of George Floyd in police custody has made its way north of the border to Canada and has reopened discussions around diversity and racism. CFL teams all offered their solidarity with the black community and affirmed their anti-racism stance; however, one team has faced backlash over the hypocrisy over their […]

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Last Word Staff - Feb 9, 2019

The ongoing pandemic is threatening the 2020 CFL season. CFL games may restart in September but, according to league commissioner Randy Ambrosie, this is the best-case scenario. Until then, unfortunately, CFL fans will be left with little more than reruns and football games at the All Jackpots Casino. News has recently emerged about a potential […]

Sean Thomas-Erlington of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Feb 9, 2019

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 […]

The Grey Cup
Oliver Eastwood - Feb 9, 2019

A few days ago, CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie hosted a virtual Town Hall. In it, he made a few key announcements regarding the 2020 season. Ambrosie discussed both a shortened season and the cancellation of Touchdown Atlantic; however, the most impactful point made concerned the change to the Grey Cup hosting format. Previously, teams bid […]

Edmonton Eskimos quaterback Trevor Harris
Josh McSwain - Feb 9, 2019

Following up an icon on a sports team is no easy task. In the case of Edmonton starting pivot Trevor Harris, he is following up two different signal-callers that have been among the most accomplished in the history of the CFL. But more than just following up on Ricky Ray and Mike Reilly, Harris has […]

Mosaic Stadium in Regina
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Feb 9, 2019

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 […]

CFL All-Decade Team
Last Word Staff - Feb 9, 2019

Sick of 2010s’ lists? Well, we have good news — this is a 2020’s list! Totally different. In all seriousness, there are a ton of CFL players under 30 — an unofficial cutoff age for this team — who deserve some recognition for their greatness to come. And considering the CFL’s ratio rules of course, […]