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

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

Football Night In Canada: Week 7 Wrapup

Week 7 is a critical week in the run to the Grey Cup. This is the last week before the Labour Day rivalry week that all eight teams will be in action. That means that teams on the outside looking in can make up a lot of ground before that final sprint to the playoffs. Continue reading

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 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: 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: Saturday at Skydome

The second week of CFL came to an end in a Saturday afternoon matinee at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Saskatchewan Roughriders returned to the place of the 2007 Grey Cup triumph to face the home town Argonauts. Both teams came into action unbeaten for the season but one team would find their record blemished after 60 minutes. 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: Kicking Off Week 2

The second week of the CFL season kicked off in Montreal at Molson Stadium on the campus of McGill University. While school may be out for the students, that didn’t mean that there wasn’t a massive crowd on hand. Like the games last week, yesterday was a playoff rematch of the East Division Final between the Als and the Edmonton Eskimos. Would the Als come out on top like the last time they met? Continue reading