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 […]
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Under the Radar Free Agency Signings in 2020
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Over 200 CFL players are set to hit the market and become free agents on February 11, meaning they’ll be new faces everywhere from B.C. to Ottawa. Last season Mike Reilly, Trevor Harris, Willie Jefferson, and Greg Ellingson were the biggest fish to move cities. But diamonds in the rough such as Cody Fajardo, Dylan […]
Over the past decade, one CFL dynasty came to an end right before another took off. To no surprise, both had the key ingredient in a star quarterback; first Anthony Calvillo for Montreal and now Bo Levi Mitchell in Calgary. Both pivots enjoyed at least one CFL championship in the last 10 years, and both […]
The CFL offseason produces new head coaches for four of the nine teams, and here’s what it means for each of them heading into 2020.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the CFL trade deadline tomorrow, the mediocre play of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers offence has sparked quarterback-related trade talks. Or rather lit a burning fire of wrath. Problem is, there’s a shortage of worthwhile options on the market. Quarterback Trade Partners for Winnipeg When it comes to any sort of rumoured deal, Toronto’s the […]
The Toronto Argonauts have acquired quarterback Zach Collaros from the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The former Argonaut comes back to the team after five plus seasons in Hamilton and Saskatchewan to inject new life into a struggling offense.
Many Saskatchewan Roughriders fans are optimistic despite their 0-2 start. After a toe-to-toe battle with the upstart Ottawa Redblacks, the Riders offence was clicking on cylinders, the problem was, they were trailing the entire game. Fajardo gave fans a reason to believe after posting impressive numbers of 27/34 completion, 360 yards, two touchdowns to zero […]
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 […]
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.
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: […]
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 […]
The Toronto Argonauts are assembling an intriguing offensive beast for the 2019 CFL season. General manager Jim Popp and company have signed a bunch of free agents, both starters and depth players, and the Argonauts offence returns a solid group of players. With each piece in place, the Argos should bounce back from their dreadful […]
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 […]
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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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Set to become the tenth team in the CFL, the Atlantic Schooners have been in the works since 2017. As the revival of a failed 1980s franchise, the Schooners hope to bring football to the Maritimes. The region has seen significant support for a Canadian football team; however, recent and ongoing developments threaten to derail […]