Build a stadium!, they say. It’ll pay for itself! It’ll spur economic development in the surrounding neighborhood! It never does. For every single city/county/state/province that falls for it, eventually there comes the moment when they have to admit they got bamboozled. It’s Manitoba’s turn now.
Johnny Manziel’s second CFL start went much better than his first. For one thing, he made it out of the first half; for another, he completed 16 of 26 passes for 168 yards, and gained another 36 yards on three rushing attempts, and generally looked like a guy who can do some positive football things out there:
Johnny Manziel started for the Montreal Alouettes Friday night, against his former team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. This was always going to be a tough assignment—Manziel was traded to Montreal just 14 days ago, and had only practiced with his Alouettes teammates four times before taking the field as their starting…
BC Lions defensive back Marcell Young made quick work of an Idiot On The Field who interrupted his team’s CFL opener against Montreal tonight. Good night, buddy. Update (June 17, 1:19 a.m.): We have an alternate angle now!
Johnny Manziel, a prolific college quarterback whose career was put on hold for two years of mandatory service in the Cleveland Browns organization, will finally experience what it means to play for a professional football team:
At the Sturgeon Heights Pros vs. Joes event last week, former CFL player Jordan Reaves attempted to entertain attendees by dunking a basketball over Ismail Zaid. He certainly entertained everyone (except for maybe Zaid), though he did not come close to actually accomplishing the dunk.
Sled dogs. Snowy conditions. A Mountie escort. A 110-yard football field. The greatest country crossover artist in the world. Last night’s halftime show at the 2017 Grey Cup was not just the most Canadian thing ever, but also, simply, the best thing ever. While the Argonauts and Stampeders took shelter from the…
Up north in the CFL playoffs, the Ottawa Redblacks outdid any NFL team this season with a limbo celebration after a first-quarter touchdown by Diontae Spencer, who was the limbo stick after scoring. And one end is a guy named Rhymes!
You will be forgiven for not knowing what the hell is going on in this highlight, which shows a bunch of people moving around pre-snap, followed by a punt that seems to catch the broadcasters by surprise, followed by a man on the punting team recovering the punt, and then celebrating about it. It’s an onside punt!
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats—recently in the news for hiring disgraced former Baylor coach Art Briles before announcing less than 24 hours later that they would actually not be hiring Art Briles—reportedly worked out former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel last week before deciding not to pursue him on the basis…
After the Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced that they were hiring disgraced former Baylor coach Art Briles as an assistant earlier today, the CFL declared tonight that Briles won’t be joining the franchise after all:
Art Briles, who coached the Baylor football team during a period in which his players are alleged to have committed up to 52 rapes, has found himself a new job. The CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats have just announced that Briles has been hired as an assistant head coach.
Karen Kuldys of Winnipeg was lucky when she was selected in a local supermarket promotion to be in placed to win $1 million if two kickoffs were returned for touchdowns in last night’s CFL matchup between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Argonauts. Kuldys was very lucky when the very first kickoff of the game…
Vince Young has tried a few comebacks in recent years, his latest ending on June 17 after being cut by the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders following a torn hamstring. Near the end of that project, the quarterback had time to talk shit about former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to Sports Illustrated.
Amid a flurry of NFL free agency moves on Thursday, 33-year-old former NFL quarterback Vince Young announced his triumphant return to football with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Calgary executed an incredible comeback to force overtime with Ottawa in the Grey Cup, and as the Redblacks took a knee to end regulation, things got very f-bomby on the line of scrimmage. (Let’s get this camera angle on NFL broadcasts, eh?)
Ottawa is stomping Calgary in tonight’s Canadian Super Bowl, which is one of the most entertaining football events of the year but which gets next to no promotion or notice by ESPN, the CFL’s U.S. broadcast partner. That’s a shame, because more people could be watching great things like this. Or—depending on your…
Chris Rainey, who busted out of the NFL due to shenanigans, gave BC Lions an early lead on Calgary tonight with this 95-yard punt return. Football highlights, everybody!