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Hamilton Grey Cup
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Nov 20, 2019

It’s difficult to distinguish what exactly puts the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on a higher throne than their eight Canadian counterparts, a heavy compliment for this Grey Cup-bound team. Head coach Orlondo Steinauer’s formed a great football team through and through. And this Sunday Hamilton (16-3) will look to put a ring on their stellar 2019 season […]

quarterback trade winnipeg
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Oct 8, 2019

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 […]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

As time runs down on the 2019 CFL regular season, so-to does the race for first in the CFL’s West Division. That’s what made this matchup between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers one of the most anticipated games of 2019. The last time these two teams met, Winnipeg took it to the Saskatchewan […]

CFL West Division

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 […]

Matt Nichols
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Sep 26, 2019

If the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are going to end their 29-year Grey Cup drought, it won’t be with Matt Nichols at quarterback. Rumblings of Nichols missing the remainder of the 2019 season surfaced Monday, but the Last Word on CFL couldn’t confirm the news. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers officially revealed Thursday evening that Nichols had […]

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 […]

cfl week 14 rankings
Jeff Burns - Sep 18, 2019

As we zip through the Canadian football season, it is time once again for the CFL Week 14 power rankings. Another week has come and gone and of course with that, there are a few changes to these rankings. Although only three games were played in the CFL last week, it was an extremely entertaining […]

blue bombers alouettes
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Sep 17, 2019

If the Winnipeg Blue Bombers-Montreal Alouettes Week 15 game preview were a meme, there would be an obvious choice. It’s a classic, straightforward image with no editing required: Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man. If you don’t understand, it means they’re similar teams. An example? It’s a meme Saskatchewan defensive lineman Jordan Reaves used to describe opposing […]

Labour Day Classic

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 […]

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 […]

Friendly Manitoba
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Aug 21, 2019

For Chadd Kehler, Friendly Manitoba isn’t just an annual bus trip for crazed Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans. Friendly Manitoba is Chadd Kehler. It’s printed in capital letters on the back of Kehler’s blue and gold jerseys. He’s become “that guy” to many CFL fans after an infamous moment at the 2009 Labour Day Classic between […]

CFL West
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Aug 11, 2019

Aside from the winner take all 60-minute game played in frigid conditions in late November, the CFL’s East Division continues to be the not-so-Beast Division. It goes back to 2013 — Winnipeg’s last year in the East — where to present-day only four times has an East Division team finished above .500. In 2019, the […]

chris matthews
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jul 30, 2019

The Dane Evans-led Hamilton Tiger-Cats snapped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ five-game win streak to start the 2019 CFL season, but it was a rare bad showing and the missing presence of some Bombers, specifically Chris Matthews, that made the difference. The Bombers’ self-inflicted turnovers, untimely injuries at receiver and lack of a ground game outweighed […]

blue bombers tiger-cats
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jul 24, 2019

If you look atop the 2019 CFL team statistics, you’re going to become quite familiar with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. They’re one and two in points for and allowed, touchdowns for and allowed, and opponents pass efficiency — oh, and they happen to have the top two CFL records after six […]

bombers passing
Nik Kowalski, Editor - Jul 16, 2019

Opponents may be carving up the field-side against Mike O’Shea’s team, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers aren’t passing on their 4-0 record. After all, they don’t ask how they just ask how many — something that’s spot on for the blue and gold. The Blue Bombers rank first in both offensive points and offensive points […]

Clayton Kroeker - Jul 11, 2019

In 2011, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had a chance to write a legendary chapter in their team’s history. The franchise was one win away from ending a twenty year title drought. They were led by the fun to watch ‘Swaggerville’ defence, who led them to a 7-1 record in the first half of the season. […]

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Oliver Eastwood - Jul 11, 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 - Jul 11, 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 - Jul 11, 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 - Jul 11, 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 - Jul 11, 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 - Jul 11, 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 - Jul 11, 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 - Jul 11, 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 […]