We love the CFL, mostly because it gives us a taste of football during an arid sports summer. Here’s former NFL return master Brandon Banks quenching our thirst with a 121-yard missed field goal return. Yahoo!
Duron Carter aimed for the football version of a Gordie Howe hat trick after the former Ohio State Buckeye (and, briefly, Indianapolis Colt) caught a touchdown pass for the Alouettes before knocking down an Ottawa coach and starting a brawl that resulted in a very Canadian string of penalties.
Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jermaine Gabriel left the field strapped to a cart after suffering an apparent head or neck injury while trying to make a routine tackle of former NFL return specialist Brandon Banks, who now plays for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Canada’s been leaving us some crappy gifts lately, but here’s something from tonight’s Toronto-Hamilton game that might perk your ears up: an onside punt touchdown, unique to the Canadian game and something we strongly encourage Roger Goodell to unilaterally write into American Football’s rules.
It’s always big news in these parts when a Fat Guy scores a touchdown, and it happened tonight in the CFL as Ottawa defensive lineman Zack Evans came away with a ball out of Edmonton’s QB Matt Nichols’s hand and took it 65 yards to the maison. It’s not much consolation for the Redblacks, who are getting slaughtered.…
The Vanier Cup is Canada's college football championship, and Université de Montréal claimed the first in their history today when the Carabins blocked a would-be winning field goal from McMaster in the final seconds to preseve a 20-19 victory.
Toronto took care of Edmonton easily today to march one step closer to the Grey Cup in the CFL playoffs, but the season-ending insult to the Big E was minor compared to the injury felt by Eskimos quarterback Matt Nichols, who was forced out of the game in the third quarter after suffering a grotesque leg injury. (To…
When NBC announced it would be rebranding Versus as the NBC Sports Network, some people thought it might be able to rival ESPN as the nation's premier 24-hour sports network. Well, so much for that. Aside from the NHL, NBCSN doesn't have broadcast rights for any major sports. That's about to change, though, because …
It was a toss up for the final video treat of the day - between the above, and a rendition of "Fire" by Kasabian, now that it's been unveiled as the official football song for the coming season.
Nine University of Waterloo football players are suspected of possible steroid use, so the team's entire season has been canceled. (There may have been a smidgen of drug trafficking, too.) That's Canada, for you. Always so....reasonable. [OttawaCitizen]
Did you know they hazed in Canada? We honestly had no idea. We've always thought of our northern neighbors to be far too mannered for such shenanigans and hijinks.
In my continuing quest to find even a small amount of football to inject into my life in the NFL offseason, I bring you this reader tip: Former Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch has found a home with the Toronto Argonauts. He joins all-time great (actually, I don't know how great they were in Toronto) Argo QBs Doug…