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Canadian writer and Stockholm Mean Machines WR Ben von Jagow finds inspiration in European football
Posted on 18 September 2020 | 6:58 am

The story of the young writer pinching pennies and taking odd jobs to make ends meet is a staple of modern media, one told to us in many different forms. In print, film and television, the struggling storyteller awaits their big break as a barista, a bartender, a teller or clerk. Perhaps it’s time to […]

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Matchups in Sweden in pivotal 5th round of play
Posted on 18 September 2020 | 5:51 am

With just two weekends remaining in regular season play, the Swedish Superserien hits a critical stage with the top three spots still up for grabs. This weekend’s games will be pivotal. So far though, it has been the defending champion Stockholm Mean Machines who have looked the most impressive, winning all four of their games. They […]

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Ferguson: Missing U SPORTS football this fall
Posted on 17 September 2020 | 7:00 pm

All fans of the Canadian game are missing football right now including at the U SPORTS level. CFL.ca's Marshall Ferguson writes.

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Danish semifinals offer two thrilling matchups
Posted on 17 September 2020 | 8:18 am

The Danish National League has reached the semifinal stage and the biggest surprise is seeing the defending champion Triangle Razorbacks heading into the weekend as the lowest seed. The Copenhagen Towers finished the shortened regular season undefeated with a 4-0 record. Behind them in second are the Søllerød Gold Diggers (3-1) followed by the AaB 89ers […]

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Matchups in Poland include a battle of the unbeatens
Posted on 17 September 2020 | 5:50 am

The Polish Liga Futbolu Amerykańskiego, LFA, rolls into its third weekend of play in this shortened 2020 season with the defending champion Wroclaw Panthers unbeaten in two games and looking overpowering this early in the season. This week’s two games have the 1-0 Bydgoszcz Archers playing host to the 1-0 Bialystok Lowlanders and the 1-1 Tychy […]

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The best NFL players never to play in the postseason
Posted on 17 September 2020 | 4:30 am

By Sam Robinson Sometimes quality play occurs for non-contending teams. Hall of Famers, at least one future Hall of Famer and select All-Pros never suited up for a playoff game. Here are the best talents since 1965 who either went their entire careers as regular-season-only players or have thus far done so. (This list does not […]

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New offensive stats leaders in Sweden after 4th week of play
Posted on 16 September 2020 | 5:00 am

The stats picture in the Swedish Superserien underwent a shakeup this past week as the Stockholm Mean Machines were knocked out of top spot in two of the three key offensive categories.. The four teams in the league this year – the Stockholm Mean Machines, Carlstad Crusaders, Örebro Black Knights and Uppsala 86ers – have passed the midpoint […]

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Bombers Quest Through the Decades: 1930s
Posted on 15 September 2020 | 4:00 pm

It was spring in Winnipeg in 1930 – the early days of the Great Depression – when Leland ‘Tote’ Mitchell gathered together some local businessmen discuss the future of rugby in our fair city. A World War I vet, Mitchell had helped run the Tammany Tigers rugby club and taken them to the 1925 Grey […]

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An oral history of the Banjo Bowl
Posted on 15 September 2020 | 1:28 pm

BlueBombers.com's Ed Tait writes an oral history of the Banjo Bowl, looking back at where it all began.

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XFL: The Positives And Negatives For The League’s Future
Posted on 15 September 2020 | 6:57 am

By MIke Mitchell The XFL’s success hinges on many different factors. The league has some clear-cut positives and negatives working for and against its long term future. The XFL is back under new ownership. RedBird Capital Partners, Gerry Cardinale, Dany Garcia, and Dwayne Johnson are bullish on the league’s prospects for the future, but the XFL will face many hurdles before […]

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Poland: Tychy Falcons earn stifling shutout win over Warsaw Mets
Posted on 15 September 2020 | 5:12 am

The Tychy Falcons evened their season record at 1-1 after eking out a 16-0 win over the host Warsaw Mets Sunday in a defensive battle as Poland’s Liga Futbolu Amerykańskiego wound up its second round of play The Falcons scored touchdowns in the first and fourth quarters with a third quarter field goal to blank […]

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NFL threatens discipline for coaches not wearing masks on sidelines
Posted on 15 September 2020 | 4:30 am

By Kevin Seifert, ESPN Staff Writer The NFL sent a memo Monday morning to reinforce its requirement that coaches wear face coverings at all times on the sidelines during games, threatening discipline for those who don’t comply. The sharply worded message, written by executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, came in response to […]

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Stadiums quiet but college football, shows of unity go on
Posted on 15 September 2020 | 4:01 am

By Eric Olson The first big weekend of college football was mostly stripped of the pageantry that is at the heart of the game. The stands were empty, or attendance was limited, because of a pandemic that has disrupted the season. That didn’t stop shows of support for the fight against racial injustice. Players for […]

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Week 4 Wellness Activity: Colouring Page
Posted on 15 September 2020 | 3:04 am

Colour in the player, then try drawing your own football player!

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Stockholm Mean Machines halt late surge, power past Örebro Black Knights in Sweden
Posted on 14 September 2020 | 5:43 am

Just when it looked like the Örebro Black Knights had a burst of life late in the game against the Stockholm Mean Machines scoring two touchdowns in the space of 30 seconds, and were poised to perhaps steal a game, the Mean Machines snuffed it out. With Stockholm leading 30-22 but the Black Knights in possession […]

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Racial injustice themes fill empty NFL stadiums
Posted on 14 September 2020 | 4:05 am

By Jimmy Golen Jason Myers kicked off to start the Seahawks’ season-opener against the Falcons, and the ball sailed through the end zone for a touchback. No one moved a step. Instead, the players all dropped to one knee. After years of pleading with the NFL to act against systemic racism, they were willing to […]

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Dacia Vienna Vikings dominate from the air to take decisive lead in Austrian Championship Series
Posted on 13 September 2020 | 6:10 am

In a COVID-19 world, we’ve all gotten used to putting up with a little buffering. Slow connections, frozen screens, and those all too familiar “can you hear me” video calls have become our new reality. It seems that reality has seeped into football because, after struggling out of the gate last week, the Dacia Vienna […]

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LIVESTREAM Poland: Tychy Falcons @ Warsaw Mets, Sept. 13, 14:00 CET (08:00 ET)
Posted on 13 September 2020 | 5:30 am

The Tychy Falcons (0-1) will travel to Warsaw to take on the Warsaw Mets (0-1) Sunday, September 13 as Poland’s Liga Futbolu Amerykańskiego winds up its second round of action. The Falcons ran into a freight train last week in the form of the Wroclaw Panthers and were pummeled 52-0. Meanwhile, Warsaw also lost but not as badly. […]

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Kuopio Steelers smother Helsinki Wolverines to capture Finland’s Maple Bowl crown
Posted on 13 September 2020 | 5:00 am

Fans hoping for a high scoring football game may have been disappointed, but that didn’t shrink the smiles on the faces of those in the Kuopio Steelers organization when the final whistle sounded in the Finnish title game. The heavily favored top seed lived up to their reputation, taking their first ever Maple Bowl title […]

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Return of football renews fears over more virus spread
Posted on 13 September 2020 | 4:37 am

By Carla K. Johnson, Astrid Galvan and Dave Skretta KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Are you ready for some football? The kickoff of the NFL season Thursday with 17,000 fans in the stadium illustrates the nation’s determination to resume its most popular sport in the middle of a pandemic that has already killed nearly 200,000 […]

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Matchups as Poland’s Liga Futbolu Amerykańskiego enters Week 2
Posted on 12 September 2020 | 8:07 am

Poland’s  Liga Futbolu Amerykańskiego, LFA heads into its second week of play in the shortened 2020 season with two games on the schedule. The defending champion Wroclaw Panthers (1-0) are on the road against the 0-1 Silesia Rebels while the 0-1 Warsaw Mets play host to the 0-1 Tychy Falcons. Saturday, September 12, Wroclaw Panthers […]

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LIVESTREAM Poland: Wroclaw Panthers @ Silesia Rebels, Sept. 12, 16:30 CET (10:30 ET)
Posted on 12 September 2020 | 7:14 am

The Silesia Rebels (0-1) will play host to the reigning Polish champions, the 1-0 Wroclaw Panthers, Saturday as Poland’s Liga Futbolu Amerykańskiego, LFA, heads into its second round of play in the shortened 2020 season. The Rebels suffered a tough 38-14 loss last week to the Bialystok Lowlanders while Wroclaw easily defeated the Tychy Falcons 52-0. […]

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LIVESTREAM Maple Bowl: Helsinki Wolverines v. Kuopio Steelers, Sept. 12, 16:30 EEST (15:30 CET, 09:30 ET)
Posted on 12 September 2020 | 6:05 am

The 2020 Maple Bowl is here! Finland’s champion will be crowned today as the Kuopio Steelers and Helsinki Wolverines will be facing each other for the chance to hoist the trophy. This highly anticipated matchup will be one of the most important games in Europe this year. The Helsinki Wolverines go into the championship game […]

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LIVESTREAM Sweden: Örebro Black Knights @ Stockholm Mean Machines, Sept. 12, 14:45 CET (08:45 ET)
Posted on 12 September 2020 | 5:45 am

The 1-2 Örebro Black Knights travel up the road to Stockholm Saturday to face the defending champion and unbeaten Stockholm Mean Machines (3-0) in the second game of a home and home series as Sweden’s Superserien heads into its second half. Last week, Stockholm took advantage of miscues and turnovers to defeat the Black Knights […]

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