Football Night In Canada: Week 8 Wrapup

Week Eight of the 19 week CFL season brings us to the first of two bye-weeks. Each team will get one bye this season. The four teams (Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary, Edmonton) with byes this week will face each other during Week 10′s rivalry week on Labour Day. The other four teams were in action this week looking to get some momentum heading into their bye-week and the stretch run. Continue reading

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Football Night in Canada: Week 5 Wrapup

Week Five brings us past the one-quarter mark of the CFL season. Now we’re starting to see some separation between the contenders and the pretenders. Hamilton looks like they could make the playoffs while the BC Lions hope they are chumps as they look to march toward the playoffs. The Green Riders, the Eskies, and the Stamps are all tied a top the West Division and are trying to get a leg up. Meanwhile, Winnipeg is trying to get something going this season with a new quarterback. Continue reading

Football Night In Canada: Friday Night Doubleheader

Last night featured a pair of battles between winless teams in interdivisional matchups. Despite the Stampede going on in town, Calgary finds themselves on the road in Winnipeg after both fought close battles in Week 1. Further out west, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats looked to get the franchise back on the right track as they take on B.C. Lions at the soon to be Olympic Stadium. Continue reading

Football Night In Canada: WPG at EDM

After a mixed bag of games on the CFL’s Canada Day Kickoff, we had a playoffs rematch again on Thursday night. The Eskimos beat out Toronto to get a cross-over playoff spot in the East. The sent them to Winnipeg where they squeezed out a win against the Blue Bombers. Could the Bombers return the favour in Edmonton or would the Eskimos be the first home team to win a game in 2009? Continue reading