Every Game Was Terrible: The Year The CFL Failed To Conquer America

Imagine fall Sunday afternoons without the NFL. No tailgate parties, no televisions to shout at, no games whatsoever. Nothing. Now imagine you're an executive for a television company that had just agreed to fork over hundreds of millions of dollars for broadcast rights to a league that has no games to show. You've… » 1/10/14 2:20pm 1/10/14 2:20pm

In Canada, Beware Of Flying Footballs To The Face During Footwork Drills

Taylor Renaud, a former wide receiver for Nova Scotia's Acadia University, is here to teach us this valuable lesson. Renaud was working out with his roommate, Mike Benson, the long-snapper for the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos and another former Acadia player. Benson was supposed to throw the ball to Renaud after Renaud… » 3/05/13 6:30pm 3/05/13 6:30pm

No Matter How Hilarious It Would Be, Tim Tebow Will Never Play In The…

With Rex Ryan engaged in a hilarious, semi-silent standoff with management over Tim Tebow's playing time, or severe lack thereof, there's been some speculation, idle thus far but growing in volume, that Tim Tebow's last best option for playing professional football, once his underwhelming tenure with the Jets… » 12/19/12 12:30am 12/19/12 12:30am

CFL Team Puts Yule Log On Stadium Video Board; Four People Call Fire…

The CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders have been getting into the holiday spirit. On the Mosaic Stadium scoreboard, the team has been running video of a Yule log, crackling gently to bring some cheer and comfort in these cold Regina nights. In the past few weeks, four people have called 911 to report a fire. » 11/30/12 10:10am 11/30/12 10:10am

Beer Of The Week: Big Rock Brewery's Honey Brown Lager

This weekend the Canadian Football League season culminates with a game called the Grey Cup, in its 100th incarnation. A team called the Stampeders, out of Calgary, is visiting Toronto to play the Argonauts. In rough American equivalence this is Dallas against New York, a big game with a dose of civic grudge match.… » 11/24/12 6:59pm 11/24/12 6:59pm

Edmonton QB Matt Nichols Suffered A Horrific Injury During Today's CFL…

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… » 11/11/12 5:41pm 11/11/12 5:41pm

CFL Player Returns Missed FG 129 Yards For A Touchdown

Trent Guy has had an interesting career. The Louisville WR was shot in the back at a club in 2008, during a fight with a man who groped his fiancée. He went undrafted, and was signed by the Raiders, Panthers, and Panthers again, but was cut during training camp each time. Yesterday may have been his least likely… » 9/24/12 1:45pm 9/24/12 1:45pm

Desperate For Live Programming, NBC Sports Network Turns To Canadian…

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 … » 7/22/12 5:30pm 7/22/12 5:30pm

Watching Your Quarterback Throw The Game Away With A Minute Left Is…

Up by 12 with three minutes remaining, the Calgary Stampeders seemed a lock for a win over Montreal last night. A quick Alouettes touchdown followed by a boneheaded interception by Stampeders QB Kevin Glenn —we called it, at the time, Favresque— with a minute remaining that had even the CFL's website in denial » 7/13/12 9:00am 7/13/12 9:00am