CFL Beat: Week 19

With a number of surprising results last week, the playoff situation in the West Division has seen no further resolution; a couple of key divisional matchups in EDM-BC and SSK-CGY will factor in heavily into the upcoming seedings. A Saskatchewan win clinches them one of the two top seeds in

CFL Beat: Week 18

As the regular season winds down, the playoff picture becomes ever clearer. As of Week 17, four teams have currently clinched playoff berths - Calgary, Saskatchewan, Ottawa, and Hamilton. Remaining up for grabs is the third slot in the West Division as well as the crossover slot, where the team

CFL Beat: Week 17

October is upon us, and the playoff picture becomes more and more clear by the hour. As it currently stands, a number of teams are poised to clinch a playoff spot this week, while the Alouettes run the risk of being eliminated with a loss and a few other teams

CFL Beat: Week 16

As some of you already know, the previous week was a tough one for me. The Ottawa area got hit hard on Friday night with multiple tornadoes causing millions of dollars of damage and destruction to homes across the city, and I was without power for 52 hours over the

CFL Beat: Week 15

As we enter into the final third of the regular season, things are starting to take shape more firmly throughout the league. In the East, Ottawa and Hamilton are thoroughly in playoff, while Calgary is a lock in the West. Elsewhere, Saskatchewan and Edmonton duke it out for the second

CFL Beat: Week 14

By Saturday's end, we'll be officially through two-thirds of the 2018 CFL regular season. Playoff pictures remain far from settled, obviously, but with seven weeks remaining, it's quite possible that we'll once again see the Playoff Crossover rule applied once again due to the lack of talent in the East

CFL Beat: Week 13

School is back in session, and LaboUr Day has come and gone. We're now into the back nine of the CFL regular season, and, more importantly, the NFL is back TODAY. At long last!!! We now have football available on our TV screens every day from Thursday through Monday! That's

CFL Beat: Week 12

September is almost upon us, which means I'll have to be going back to work soon. Allegedly. Still working on getting that body double stuff all sorted out, but apparently harnessing the power of lightning strikes in an abandoned castle laboratory is much trickier than anticipated. At any rate, at

#QBANON: Your 2018 New England Patriots Preview

[EXT. - NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TRAINING CAMP.] [The sun is shining over Gillette Stadium. No clouds are in the sky, and the stadium is beautiful.] [CUT to INT. - A dark, candlelit dungeon. A tall, hooded figure sits alone at a rough-hewn wooden table, with stacks of ancient, leather-bound volumes piled high.

CFL Beat: Week 11

As we close in closer to the start of the NFL regular season, we'll start to see some roster shakeups happening in the weeks ahead, as offseason NFL signings get released out of training camp and return north of the border, often times to their former CFL teams. This is

CFL Beat: Week 10

We're now approaching the halfway mark of the CFL regular season! With 21 weeks in all thanks to an added third bye week for all teams, the real halfway mark falls somewhere around... uh... next Tuesday or something. I dunno. Close enough. Suffice it to say that since this is

CFL Beat: Week 9

I am still FUMING about the REDBLACKS' loss last week. I'll explain why later on. But FUCK. As maddening and infuriating as blowing a 24-point lead late in the third quarter is, this is, after all, the reason we watch football in the first place. If they do it again,