Hello all - after almost six months away, the CFL Beat makes its glorious return this week! I'm looking forward to another year of covering the ridiculous sport of Canadian football for all of you; the season kicks off earlier than ever this year, with Week 1 games starting on
Another day, another Chief's one-day retirement contract: Middle Linebacker Derrick Johnson
He was a KC first-round pick back in 2005, and was on the team until March 2018, when he was cut.
He played six games with the Raiders, which likely convinced him to retire.
He retires as
Hard to believe we have another season in the books - this one really seemed to fly by for me! There's going to be a fair bit of change on the way for the CFL's 2019 season; with the current CBA set to expire before training camps open in May,
We're down to the final weekend of the 2018 CFL season! It's been a treat to write about this crazy, strange league once again for you this year, and I look forward to checking in with you one final time next week before I take my annual December sabbatical. With
With only three games left to play in 2018, there's not much left to say about the season. The winner of each of these games this weekend will face each other in Edmonton, Alberta for the 106th Grey Cup championship game; as of right now, Ottawa and Calgary, both top
The playoffs have officially arrived! With Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal now having wrapped up their seasons, we're down to just six teams remaining in the hunt for the 106th Grey Cup. Ottawa and Calgary have wrapped up their respective divisions, leaving Winnipeg and Saskatchewan to duke it out in the
In a shocking collapse, the Edmonton Eskimos have officially been eliminated from 2018 post-season contention thanks to the victory by Winnipeg over Calgary. As a result of this, there's only one game left on the regular-season schedule with playoff implications, when Calgary takes on BC. Should the Stampeders win, they'll
With two weeks left in the season, the playoff pictures are almost set! There's only one final slot available, and it's coming down to Winnipeg and Edmonton to duke it out. As it currently stands, this is how the math plays out for everyone right now:
If Ottawa wins: Ottawa
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
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
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
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