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PHOTOS: CFL team reveals new uniforms with plaid helmets

Last week we highlighted a fast-growing trend that’s sweeping across the college football landscape with the release of college football’s 10 best new uniforms for 2014, Now it appears the trend is impacting the CFL as well. The Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League have decided to get in on the action by unveiling some bold new uniforms on Monday, which includes...
Via Gridiron Grit
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Garcia Named QBs Coach of Montreal Alouettes

Jeff Garcia is taking his talents back to the Canadian Football League. The 44-year-old’s career has now gone full circle after spending his first five years of professional football in Canada. The Montreal Alouettes have announced that Garcia has joined their coaching staff. Via @MTLAlouettes “We welcome Jeff to our organization and to the offensive coaching staff,” GM Jim...
Via Gridiron Grit
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson struggling with parking tickets in Montreal

Alouettes wide receiver Chad Johnson is having a hard time getting used to living in a french-speaking city like Montreal. Johnson has gotten 15 parking tickets because he can’t read the signs. @DenisCoderre Denis, I love you but I'm having trouble with parking tickets, most of the parking signs are in french, I've 15 tickets. Help — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 8,...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad OchoCinco has signed with the Montreal Allouetes

Today former NFL Super Star Chad Johnson aka Chad Ocho Cinco signed a contract with the Montreal Allouetes. He had to move on to Canada because no NFL teams would take a risk on him. Chad Johnson will be in CFL now and with a few good games expect him to get another shot. The post Chad OchoCinco has signed with the Montreal Allouetes appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alouettes release Bruce weeks after Sam comment

The Montreal Alouettes released Arland Bruce on Wednesday, two weeks after the receiver was fined by the Canadian Football League for Twitter comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam. Bruce misspelled the word ''gay'' in his message that urged Sam to ''man up'' and get on his knees and ''submit to God fully.'' Bruce later...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

CFL Expansion Fail

CFL teams are preparing for an expansion draft this off season, in fact it’s the first notable piece of business to happen after the Grey Cup weekend.  On December 16, the newest team to the CFL, the Ottawa RedBlacks, gets to have a 3 round draft that allows them to build a team nucleus through selecting unprotected players off other CFL team rosters.   Each CFL team is allowed...
Via Cascadia Sports
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

BC Lions Sent Whimpering Off the Field

The BC Lions were in the position this weekend to upset the Saskatchewan Roughriders and prove my prediction wrong.  However, they didn’t and it’s hard to understand how it all unfolded.  The offence was under the control of starter Travis Lulay, the defense was tenacious and limiting, the special teams was solid and the offensive line held up their end of the bargain as the...
Via Cascadia Sports
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Lindenwood star Denodus O’Bryant Signs with Calgary Stampeders

Former Lindenwood star RB Denodus O’Bryant has agreed to terms with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. The 5’9 195 lb. ball of fire stands as Lindenwood’s all-time touchdowns leader. A favorite of this writer, O’Bryant capped a spectacular college career in 2012 with 1,284 yards (averaging 6 ypc) and 11 touchdowns. He […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Hunt may have to quit Bremen

Werder Bremen midfielder Aaron Hunt has not ruled out leaving the club when his contract expires in 2014 or even earlier. Bremen are struggling at the wrong end of the table and, for the third year in a row, look likely to miss out on a place in Europe next season. Should there not be any sign of an improvement in the remaining eight matches of the season, or next term, the former...
Via Fox Soccer
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss
YOU CAN FIGHT CITY HALL

Toronto mayor takes a tumble while playing QB

Toronto will be hosting Sunday's CFL championship game, and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appeared at a media event Tuesday at Nathan Phillips Square, which was turned into a football field as part of this week's Grey Cup festivities. At the event, Ford tried to show off his quarterback skills...or lack thereof, as the case turned out to be. Ford lost his footing on his first...
Via Holdout Sports
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss
NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH

CFL quarterback suffers gruesome ankle injury

Edmonton Eskimos backup quarterback Matt Nichols, a former player for the Dallas Cowboys, suffered a dislocated left ankle as he was being sacked by the Toronto Argonauts’ Ronald Flemons in the third quarter of the Canadian Football League East Division semifinal. The photos show just how gruesome the injury looked. Nichols twisted his ankle as he was being tackled.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Blue Bombers mascot 'Buzz' attacked by fan at CFL game (Video)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers mascot "Buzz" was attacked by a fan during a television timeout at last Saturday's Canadian Football League game. The team's mascots, Buzz and Boomer, were performing on the field when a fan ran across the field and knocked over Buzz from behind. Fortunately, the fan was apprehended immediately by security as he stepped off the...
Via Holdout Sports
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss
INTENTIONAL MOONWALK

Jacko's daughter throws out first pitch

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson along with with brothers Prince Michael Jackson and Blanket (and eventually Aunt LaToya) threw out ceremonial first pitches before the St. Paul Saints / Gary... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
August 31, 2012  |  2 Comments

CFL player blows 117-yard touchdown return by taunting opponent (Video)

In Saturday CFL action, Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Chris Williams caught a missed Montreal Alouettes field goal in the end zone and ran it all the back the other way for what appeared to be a 117-yard touchdown. Unfortunately, Williams was so busy showboating near the end of the run that he was caught from behind and was ruled down on the 1-yard line. Williams started backpedaling...
Via Holdout Sports
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

129-yard missed field goal returned for a touchdown

Getty Images Check out this 129-yard missed field goal being returned for a touchdown by Tristan Jackson in a CFL game. His return helped the Saskatchewan Roughriders get a 23-20 win over the B.C. Lions. “When I caught it, I was going to take a knee,” Jackson said, “but I seen two guys outside, and we had two guys, I always believe in my guys up front.”
Via Pro Football Zone
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Lambert: There'll be no let-up

The Canaries have produced some determined displays on their return to the top flight for the first time since 2005. However, Lambert's men suffered a second successive defeat when beaten 2-1 at home by Arsenal on Saturday and the 42-year-old former Celtic midfielder is under no illusions of the challenges ahead. Lambert, who has guided the club's swift rise from npower League...
Via Fox Soccer
November 23, 2011  |  Discuss
SHOW SOME LEG

Want to see a 108-yard punt?

It's not often that we get to see a 108 yard punt occur in American football game but last month, CFL punter Chris Milo of the Saskatchewan Roughriders boomed a punt that went out of the endzone. The punt would be the longest in CFL history:
Via Outside the Boxscore
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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