Football Night In Canada: Week 9 Wrapup

Week Nine of the CFL season was the last of the two bye weeks. However, just because there was less action on the field doesn’t mean that the action wasn’t any good. Both games this week were nail-biters that came down to the final minutes. Continue reading

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Football Night In Canada: Week 6 Wrapup

Each team crossed the one-third mark at the final whistle of their games this week. Some teams (like BC, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Toronto) are trying to turn their season around an either get a divisional or cross-over playoff berth. Meanwhile, the other teams (Montreal, Hamilton, Edmonton, and Saskatchewan) are looking to pull away and cement themselves as Grey Cup contenders. Continue reading

Football Night In Canada: Week 4 Wrapup

The fourth week of the 2009 CFL season brings us past the one-fifth mark of the 19 week regular season. This week was all about the dichotomy between the contenders and the pretenders. The surprisingly successful Hamilton Tiger-Cats would test how good they were against the undefeated Alouettes. Elsewhere, floundering teams would meet in Winnipeg as the Argos came to town. Calgary battled B.C. in a West Division Final rematch from last season while Edmonton and Saskatchewan trying to snap their (short) losing skids. Continue reading

Football Night In Canada: Week 3 Wrapup

The third week of the CFL season was a tribute to its history. Each team played its games in a 1960’s retro jersey during the CFL’s Retro Week. While all the games weren’t vintage rivalries didn’t mean that the teams didn’t give their all and go hard for the win. Among the big games for the week were Saskatchewan and Montreal battling to be the sole remaining undefeated team this season. However, even that game failed to provide any real excitement at the wire. 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: Canada Day Kickoff

The start of summer means the return of football. As the NFL gears up for training camp, the Canadian Football League kicks off the regular season. The season opening double-header was one that fans would love. The night would start with the battle of Ontario as Toronto made the short trip to Hamilton. Across the country, the Alouettes visited the Stampeders in a Grey Cup rematch. Continue reading