The Game that Never Was: Parker, Hunsinger, and the 1954 Grey Cup

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Exclusive to Last Word on Sports – an excerpt from the new book on CFL history, Heroes of the CFL: 1955-75, by Matthew Bin and Kevin Myles. The focus of this excerpt is the 1954 Grey Cup. Sixty-five years ago, the Edmonton Eskimos met the heavily-favoured Montreal Alouettes in the 1954 Grey Cup game at […] READ MORE


Last Word on Canadian Football’s CFL Award Predictions

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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 […] READ MORE


The Race for First in the CFL West Division

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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 […] READ MORE


Revisiting the 2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders

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To pass some time over an off-season that feels as though it’s taking forever, I wanted to revisit some teams of the past in anticipation of the 2019 season. And what better way to kick this off than the 2009 Saskatchewan Roughriders. Ten years removed from their Grey Cup appearance, and it just so happens […] READ MORE


Free Agency Preview: Calgary Stampeders

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Having finally captured the Grey Cup after back-to-back heartbreaking defeats in the previous two years, Dave Dickenson and company have their work cut out for them this off-season. Grey Cup MVP Bo Levi Mitchell exploring NFL options has been the big story for the Stamps since the 2018 season concluded. However, for the Stampeders to […] READ MORE


Mike Reilly in Control of His CFL Future

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It is unlikely that there has been a busier off-season in CFL history than this one right now. From the Mexico combine and draft to numerous coaching moves and important free agent signings, this off-season has not disappointed. But it is not over yet. Not even close. The current CBA is set to expire on […] READ MORE


Corey Chamblin Appears To Be a Good Hire for the Toronto Argonauts

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The announcement of Corey Chamblin as the 44th coach in the history of the Toronto Argonauts is just over 24 hours old. It’s allowed for many Argo fans to think about the hire and form a rational opinion over the decision to bring back the 2017 defensive coordinator. Based on the reaction from current Argonauts […] READ MORE


Toronto Argonauts and Corey Chamblin Seem Destined To Be

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The Toronto Argonauts search for a Head Coach being led by GM Jim Popp seems to be moving along rather quickly and things are constantly changing by the day. Many still aren’t happy the Argonauts are even in this situation just one full year removed from recently fired Marc Trestman winning the Grey Cup. But, […] READ MORE


Revisiting: Could 2018 be the Biggest CFL Season Yet?

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The CFL season has concluded and I decided to revisit my article from May that asked: “Could 2018 be the Biggest CFL Season Yet?” While there were many successful high points for the CFL, the early answer is no. Below are each of the reasons why I thought 2018 would be the biggest CFL season […] READ MORE


Calgary Stampeders Capture Grey Cup

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They say third time’s the charm and that was exactly the case as the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16. Calgary never left any doubt thwarting any late comeback attempts by Ottawa in the fourth quarter after two straight Grey Cup heartbreaks. Bo Levi Mitchell Bo Levi Mitchell got off to a shaky start […] READ MORE