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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 16:32

Three-down renown: A 2019 CFL preview

It’s June. The sports landscape is in flux. Baseball is in full flower, but both the NBA and NHL have just crowned their champions, bringing their respective seasons to a conclusion. And while the NFL is a year-round sport in many ways, we’re definitely in the league’s largest lull right now.

But all is not lost! There’s football being played! And not just Women’s World Cup football … although it is an international game.

The CFL’s season kicks off on June 13, with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats playing host to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. All told, each team plays 18 games in 21 weeks; the whole thing wraps up with the 107th Grey Cup, to be played in November at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.

The Canadian game has its quirks and differences from what we see on Sundays in this country, but it’s those quirks and differences that make it fun to watch. It’s a fast-paced, wide-open game that offers plenty of action and excitement.

And if you’ve ever considered that you’d like to give the CFL a try, but can’t seem to find the games to watch, fear not: a new broadcast agreement means that ESPN and ESPN+ will be making every single league game of the season available on one platform or another. No more barriers to entry – just settle in and get your football fix.

Here’s a quick look ahead to the 2019 CFL season.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 13:27

Road to the Grey Cup 2018

We’re basically halfway through an NFL season that has had some great moments and more than a few not-so-great ones. While it has been fun, we’re still weeks away from games that have any sort of real implications with regards to the postseason.

However, in the league’s neighbor to the north, the playoffs are upon us.

The CFL postseason is set to begin, with six teams vying for the right to hoist aloft the Grey Cup. This year’s championship game – the 105th in the league’s history – is set to take place on Nov. 25 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

So who’s going to win?

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 13:11

Road to the Grey Cup 2017

We’re basically halfway through an NFL season that has been weird and unpredictable (in a not-great way) and ultimately not all that interesting. We’re still weeks away from games that have any sort of real implications with regards to the postseason.

However, in the league’s neighbor to the north, the playoffs are upon us.

The CFL postseason is set to begin, with six teams vying for the right to hoist aloft the Grey Cup. This year’s championship game – the 105th in the league’s history – is set to take place on Nov. 26 at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.

So who’s going to win?

Published in Sports

While the NFL season is poised to kick off soon – keep an eye out for The Maine Edge’s annual NFL preview from yours truly next week – the gridiron of the Great White North actually just passed the halfway point of its season.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 10:09

Three-down renown - A CFL preview

Looking ahead to the Canadian Football League season.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 11:45

UMaine player selected in CFL draft

Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga picked by Edmonton Eskimos

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:28

Previewing the 104th Grey Cup

Calgary, Ottawa face off for CFL championship

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:26

Road to the Grey Cup 2016

Previewing the CFL playoffs

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:28

Bon Match! A CFL experience in Montreal

MONTREAL I'm not sure just when I decided that my first in-person professional football game experience was going to be a CFL matchup.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:39

The Great White North gridiron

Some thoughts on the 2016 CFL season

It's the middle of June, and for NFL fans, that means an extended empty stretch with only the occasional OTA and trade rumor to tide us over, followed by a month of meaningless preseason games before real game action actually arrives.

Published in Sports
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