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Posted 08 June 2014 - 01:13 AM

... it looks like the exhibition season will start on Monday as a verbal agreement has been reached between the CFLPA and the league, awaiting the players votes.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:28 AM

I wish the CFL would expand.  People in the Maritimes don't like football?

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:11 PM

I would love to see a team in Halifax! They would need a stadium first and I am not sure if they would support the team for the long run.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:16 PM

How about a team in Windsor?
Us Detroiters need more football!  :)

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:19 PM

I like a well executed rouge.

But wtf ever happened to the other Roughriders????

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:26 PM

They are back ... called the Redblacks now.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:27 PM

View PostTinwoodsman, on 08 June 2014 - 03:26 PM, said:

They are back ... called the Redblacks now.
Lame.

But at least they didn't name themselves after weather.

Edited by laughedatbytime, 08 June 2014 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:57 PM

Wiki Ottawa RedBlacks ... this will give you the history

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:00 PM

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Wiki Ottawa RedBlacks ... this will give you the history
Interesting!

Still like Rough Riders better.    Besides, there's a space AND capitalization differences, who's going to confuse the two.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:20 PM

Roughriders were horsemen back in the day

Rough Riders were lumberjacks who rode the logs down rivers or canals

Both teams had a long storied history

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:24 PM

I think some of the CFL games might be picked up by one of the new network affiliated sports networks.    I kind of hope so, it would be fun to see some of the games.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:35 PM

It will good to see some football again. It carries nicely into the NFL season. I hope you get to watch some games!

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:41 PM

I love CFL because of the single point.  The game was never meant to have free touch backs,  and, while I dislike the 25 yard end zones, the singles need to be brought back into American football by moving the kickoff location to a point, not where the ball goes out of the back of the end zone always, but where most balls will land in the end zone and the returner has to weigh the risk of running it out vs. giving up a point.  Also, this would give another option to the offense when they have 4th and short from an area slightly out of field goal range.

Also, I love multiple men in motion.  I love the longer field, too, but not the longer end zones.  Shorter end zones bog down the passing game and force teams to try and run it in, plus, in America, we like an enclosed stadium, so longer end zones aren't conducive to this.

I don't like 3 downs, but I could go for it once a team crosses midfield.

I'm neutral on 12 men, per side.  I'd love to hear the arguments.  For safety, I think the goal posts should stay in the back of the end zone, bit I'd love to hear arguments for putting them back on the goal line in American football.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 08 June 2014 - 04:24 PM, said:

I think some of the CFL games might be picked up by one of the new network affiliated sports networks.    I kind of hope so, it would be fun to see some of the games.
NFL network already carries them, right?

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

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View PostTinwoodsman, on 08 June 2014 - 03:26 PM, said:

They are back ... called the Redblacks now.
Lame.

But at least they didn't name themselves after weather.
Stanford's mascot is a tree.  Let's not throw stones.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 11:22 PM

Great input! I have no idea which American affiliate will be showing CFL games ... TSN shows all of the games in Canada.

I like the threat of single point on punts and field goals, as it brings strategy and excitement into the game because of the danger of returns, scoreboard anomalies and momentum shift. The ball is also kept in play, unless it leaves the field or a single is conceded.

To me, the larger CFL field allows for more scoring, yet I enjoy the NFL game exactly the way it is.

Goalpost location and endzone depth help make/keep both leagues unique.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:25 AM

Oh yeah, the single brings in so many options.  Has a CFL game ever been won where the game was tied, and the punter just booted one out of the back of the end zone for a win?

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:41 PM

WOOOOO LETS GOOOO ARRRRRRRGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!!!!!!!!!!  

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:47 PM

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 09 June 2014 - 02:41 PM, said:

WOOOOO LETS GOOOO ARRRRRRRGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!!!!!!!!!!  

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Do you watch CFL Chrissie? What can you tell me about former Argonaut Marcus Ball? The SAINTS signed him in March as our 4th safety.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:45 AM

I can understand the disdain for the single point in the CFL, Aikenrooster. Yet, there have been many wild finishes where teams either tried to kick a fieldgoal or punt for a single in the dying seconds of a game. It is entertaining to those hardcore CFL fans who like the game as it is and respect tradition.

That being said, what do think of two point convert attempts instead of kicking converts?

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