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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 World Cup football … although it is an international game.

The CFL’s season kicks off on June 14, with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers playing host to the Edmonton Eskimos. All told, each team plays 18 games in 21 weeks (as of this season, each squad gets three byes backed into the schedule), all leading up to the 106th Grey Cup, to be played in November at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

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.

Here’s a quick look ahead to the 2018 CFL season.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:14

Johnny (Canadian) Football

Johnny Football is getting back onto the football field. Well … a football field, anyway. Just not the one to which he’s grown accustomed.

It’s a bit bigger, for starters. And probably a bit colder.

Quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner and former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns whose off-the-field issues contributed to on-field struggles and ultimately led to him being out of the game entirely for two years, has signed a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:12

Previewing the 105th Grey Cup

Calgary, Toronto face off for CFL championship

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, 28 December 2016 13:15

Revisiting past predictions 2016

A look back at the year’s sports prognostication

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

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