With Grey Cup CII upon us, I thought this week I’d write something about the venerable old Canadian Football League, even though I know I risk losing most of my readership. I could drop to single digits here, from my usual double.
I’m an unapologetic fan of the CFL, and have been for years and . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Talking about the CFL: Hey, don’t stop reading!
Considering how long the venerable Canadian Football League has been around, remarkably little has been written about its turbulent history. That lack of information makes End Zones & Border Wars all that much more of a delight for fans of the seemingly indestructible league.
End Zones & Border Wars, by Vancouver Province sportswriter Ed Willes, . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Woe Canada: When the CFL tried to conquer the USA. A book review.
So it’s come to this … the nightmare Grey Cup. Calgary versus Toronto. The Centre of the Universe versus The Centre of the New Universe. Old school snobbishness versus new school arrogance. Ugly and uglier. As an Edmontonian and an Eskimo fan, today’s 100th Grey Cup could only be made worse if somehow the Toronto […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: An Edmontonian’s guide to who (whom?) to pull for in the 100th Grey Cup.
As my beloved Raptors wind down yet another lost season, and with the Leafs mercifully having been put out of their misery a few weeks ago, it’s time to turn my attention to the sports of summer. Here in Toronto, that means Blue Jays baseball – it’s hard not to get excited about a team . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: Why I like the CFL, and you should, too
Yesterday during the Gibson’s Canadian Footaball League Players Awards, CFL commissioner Mark Cohon presented the Commissioner’s Award to the Rider Nation. “Each year, I have the privilege of handing out the Commissioner’s Award to a person or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the development of Canadian football,” he said.
“This year, the . . . → Read More: Right of Center Ice: Adding the Commissioner’s Award to my resume