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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 […]


Nik Kowalski, Editor - Apr 14, 2020

“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 — […]

CFL teams
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Feb 27, 2020

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 […]

J.R Tavai
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Feb 10, 2020

Eight Winnipeg Blue Bombers are set to test the market as free agents tomorrow. Winnipeg has the fewest pending free agents, but have already lost and could lose more key players. Willie Jefferson is the biggest in-house name on Winnipeg’s to-do list, and arguably the biggest name on the entire league’s radar. Even if Jefferson […]

Chris Streveler and the fur coat
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Feb 6, 2020

While awaiting the pre-game ceremony at the Dallas Stars­–Winnipeg Jets game last December, I grinned knowing I had insider knowledge few others had: Chris Streveler would not be walking onto the ice in a fur coat. Streveler, along with Winnipeg Blue Bombers teammates Andrew Harris and Nic Demski were in the building for a celebratory […]

Matt Nichols
Josh McSwain - Jan 30, 2020

Matt Nichols entered the fateful 2019 season as the unquestioned leader of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He had 43 touchdown passes during the 2017 and 2018 seasons and threw for nearly 4,500 yards in 2017 with a 71 per cent completion percentage. He has proven that he is a capable CFL starter, but with the […]

Matt Nichols
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jan 29, 2020

Now that Matt Nichols is no longer a Winnipeg Blue Bomber, there are some distasteful, faulty narratives spreading about his four-and-a-half seasons in Winnipeg. When Winnipeg announced the re-signing of Zach Collaros, the writing was on the wall for Nichols. The team couldn’t afford both, and frankly, Winnipeg’s decision makes sense. While Collaros’ head injuries […]

CFL Free Agents
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jan 22, 2020

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 […]

blue bombers quarterbacks
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jan 6, 2020

It’s been a month since the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hung up both their cleats and partying shoes, and free agency is now in sight with a massive uncertainty: who will quarterback the Bombers in 2020? Zach Collaros, Matt Nichols, and Chris Streveler all contributed under centre during the Bombers’ championship campaign last year. All three are […]

Top 10 CFL
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Dec 19, 2019

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 […]

CFL coaching
Josh McSwain - Dec 17, 2019

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.

Bombers defenders
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Dec 12, 2019

The Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers mixed up how their pass defenders performed their jobs in 2019. And while potentially on his last chance as the team’s defensive coordinator, Richie Hall had to. The additions of Winston Rose, and later Mercy Maston and Nick Taylor, gave Hall the personnel to play more man coverage […]

Bombers Grey Cup Bombers Playoff
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Dec 4, 2019

When a team ends a nearly 30-year drought, an epic celebration will surely follow. The social media era has allowed football fans, and more importantly Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans, a variation of a front-row seat to the Grey Cup champion Bombers’ festivities. It has been the perfect end to a perfect playoff season. Winnipeg Blue […]

Grey Cup Predictions
Last Word Staff - Nov 23, 2019

The biggest game of the year for Canadian football fans is here. The 107th Grey Cup will kick-off in Calgary Sunday, November 24th at 6:00 PM EST. The juggernaut Hamilton Tiger-Cats coming off a 10-0 record at home and a 15-3 record during the regular season meet the road-tested Winnipeg Blue Bombers who battled through […]

Winnipeg Grey Cup
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Nov 22, 2019

With 4:32 remaining, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had a seven-point lead over the Saskatchewan Roughriders and a Grey Cup ticket appearing to come to fruition. At the time the Bombers were setting up to pin the Riders with another precise Justin Medlock boot. Seconds later, Saskatchewan cleverly faked out eleven of the 12 Bombers on […]

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 […]



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Oliver Eastwood - Nov 21, 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 - Nov 21, 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 […]

Labour Day Classic
Last Word Staff - Nov 21, 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 - Nov 21, 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 - Nov 21, 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 - Nov 21, 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 […]

CFL All-Decade Team
Last Word Staff - Nov 21, 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, […]

CFL football
Oliver Eastwood - Nov 21, 2019

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 […]