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Steinberg’s MMQB: Plenty of intrigue for 2020
Posted on 1 June 2020 | 1:06 pm

With the CFL announcing the season won't begin before September, CFL.ca's MMQB Pat Steinberg says there's still plenty of intrigue.

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Los Angeles Rams Kosovo/Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu booting field goals from 75-plus yards
Posted on 1 June 2020 | 4:30 am

Los Angeles Rams Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu, who was originally from Kosovo, has definitely been boosting his field goal range during COVID-19 isolation training. Throughout his CFL career which included playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Hajrullahu has proven his leg strength. He has made 83.3% of his field goal attempts […]

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O’Leary: Chris Cuthbert on his Top-10 calls and a career behind the mic
Posted on 31 May 2020 | 1:30 pm

As he made his way through his daily two-hour morning walk, Chris Cuthbert had plenty of time to think about the request made of him. After touching on the topic a little this past week on The Waggle, we asked TSN’s play-by-play man what the Top-10 calls of his career would be. Cuthbert strolled from […]

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Adam Rita continuing passion for coaching in retirement
Posted on 30 May 2020 | 1:30 pm

Adam Rita has long retired from the CFL but retirement doesn't mean he's stopped doing what he loves; coaching. CFL.ca's Roger Kelly writes.

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College football Hall of Fame destroyed
Posted on 30 May 2020 | 6:50 am

By Anderson Pickard, Prime Time Sports Talk. As protests rage on across the United States following the murder of George Floyd, several buildings and monuments have been destroyed. One major protest found its way to the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. According to footage from various reporters and protesters at the […]

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Why You Should Hire A Woman To Your Coaching Staff
Posted on 30 May 2020 | 5:00 am

I love American football. If you’re reading this you probably already know that. But some of the most narrow-minded, bigoted, and anti-progressive people I’ve met are American football coaches. A lot of them are here in Europe, but I’m confident this is an intercontinental issue. Sorry to be so blunt at the beginning of, what […]

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New OC eagerly waits opportunity to work with Reilly, Leos
Posted on 29 May 2020 | 11:00 pm

Most coaches, well, at least the more humble ones, will be quick to remind observers they are only good as the players they have at their disposal. We present you the case of Jordan Maksymic. Heading into his first season as Lions offensive coordinator, the St. Albert native has done a fine job of carving out […]

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O’Leary: Could Harris be the best Canadian to ever play in the CFL?
Posted on 29 May 2020 | 6:30 pm

With TSN's Canadian running back-themed games set for CFL Encore tonight, CFL.ca senior writer Chris O'Leary wonders if Andrew Harris will be remembered as the best Canadian to play in the CFL.

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‘Canadian Running Back Night’ headlines CFL Encore broadcast on TSN Friday
Posted on 29 May 2020 | 1:30 pm

TSN will be continuing its programming of classic CFL games with "Canadian Running Back Night," which will feature a pair of the greatest rushers to ever grace the league. 

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Veteran coach George Contreras calls it quits after 12 European seasons
Posted on 29 May 2020 | 7:26 am

After 12 years crisscrossing Europe with a whistle around his neck, Coach George Contreras will finally make good on the retirement he started two decades ago. “I’ve been trying to retire for about twenty years but something keeps getting in the way,” laughs Contreras. He was ready to hang it up four years ago, but […]

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Esks’ Tuggle: ‘I’m really trying to raise the bar’
Posted on 28 May 2020 | 6:00 pm

Justin Tuggle has become one of the best linebackers in the Canadian Football League and he'll be trying to earn his first All-Star honours in 2020 as one of the key cogs in the Edmonton Eskimos' defence.

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CFL legend Adam Rita looks back on a fascinating European coaching journey
Posted on 28 May 2020 | 8:17 am

When six-time Grey Cup winner Adam Rita celebrated his 65th birthday seven years ago, he made good on a promise. He retired from the CFL. One of the most decorated coaches and general managers in league history Rita had vowed that after a CFL career that spanned three decades he would pack it in. At […]

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The Backup: McGuire excited for new role with Bombers
Posted on 27 May 2020 | 1:30 pm

As he heads into his second year with the Bombers, QB Sean McGuire is excited to be the backup to Zach Collaros. BlueBombers.com’s Ed Tait explains.

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The Bundesliga Is Back. Why Isn’t the Premier League?
Posted on 26 May 2020 | 6:54 pm

Fans of German culture experienced a massive surge to their morale this month as the Bundesliga returned to normality. Well, pseudo normality. With obvious social distancing measures in place, and the stadium is locked off to the public, the matches did get back underway, and the Bundesliga league was able to continue.  However, this begs […]

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What are the 6 biggest American football stadiums in the world?
Posted on 26 May 2020 | 5:00 am

When it comes to identifying the largest stadiums in the world, one thing is immediately clear; American Football dominates the top of the list. Eight of the top ten largest stadiums in the world are American Football stadiums, although the number one spot is taken up by a venue in North Korea of all places. […]

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CFL CFO and Head of Football Operations Greg Dick: ‘Grey Cup won’t be on Christmas Day’
Posted on 26 May 2020 | 4:05 am

By Chris O’Leary, Senior Writer, @olearychris Greg Dick is the CFL’s Chief Financial Officer and the Head of Football Operations. He’s been central to the myriad of conversations that have taken place over the last two-plus months as the CFL and the sports world in general tries to find a way through the pandemic. From […]

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