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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 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 […]

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.

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 […]

B.C. Lions playoff
Josh McSwain - Oct 11, 2019

A few weeks ago, this writer wrote a column wondering if a 6-12 Edmonton Eskimos team could still make the post-season, with the B.C. Lions pushing for a playoff bid. Well, that premise is now out the window as a result of the Esks win in Ottawa a couple of weeks ago. But even if […]

Kenny Stafford
Josh McSwain - Oct 5, 2019

After the 24-18 loss in Calgary on August 3, the Edmonton Eskimos made a move that many could not make sense of, trading receiver Kenny Stafford to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in return for RB/KR Christion Jones. It first seemed like a knee jerk reaction. In Week 8, Martese Jackson fumbled a punt that helped set […]

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 […]

Edmonton Eskimos
Josh McSwain - Sep 23, 2019

This weekend the Edmonton Eskimos dropped their fifth game in a row as Hamilton defeated them on their home field as a last-second field goal banged off the uprights and in. They now have a record of 6-7 and suddenly don’t appear to be a shoo-in for the playoffs; as they appeared just a couple […]

trevor harris
Josh McSwain - Sep 8, 2019

Trevor Harris has put up some gaudy passing numbers this season, but he does not deserve to be considered among contenders for CFL MOP.

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 […]

eskimos mistakes
Josh McSwain - Aug 4, 2019

Saturday night’s meeting between the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos was a sensational affair. There were many highlight plays, but ultimately Eskimos mistakes and bad play-calling doomed the Eskimos. With the win, the Stampeders have now won five out of the last seven matchups in this series, including the post-season. The game started fairly slowly […]



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