CFL Beat: Week 19

Howdy, folks. Three weeks to go in the CFL regular season. The playoff spots are all locked up, but the question of the West Division champion still hangs in the balance. We've got a big game this week in Calgary between the Stamps and Bombers that will affect things for

CFL Beat: Week 18

We've got just four weeks left of the season; the playoff picture is now mostly set, but the final playoff spot - which is almost certain to be a crossover berth - remains up for grabs. BC, Edmonton and Ottawa all remain eligible for it, but the REDBLACKS will need

CFL Beat: Week 17

We've got four teams who have punched their ticket to the CFL playoffs thus far! The Alouettes appear to be an inevitability at this juncture, but they'll still need to win one more game in order to confirm this as a certainty. Considering that Montreal fans have been waiting since

CFL Beat: Week 16

Just came back from three days canoeing through Ontario's famous Algonquin Park with some of my Grade 10 students from school. A thunderstorm Monday night to contend with, but otherwise good times all around - although I could really use a shoulder massage after portaging all those canoes. No, not

CFL Beat: Week 15

This is a special week for me - it's the 100th CFL Beat! Hard to believe that this is the fourth season I've been doing this series - it feels like each year has kind of just bled over into the next. I know this league is rather ridiculous -

CFL Beat: Week 14

We have a lot of new signings this week! The month of September is always an interesting one in the CFL, because late NFL training camp cuts can prove to be valuable additions to teams in the stretch drive towards the playoffs. Indeed, there's been a lot of those in

CFL Beat: Week 13

We're back to school, and with Labour Day now past us, we're into the home stretch of the CFL season. The next two months are make-it-or-break-it - and with the NFL back today, some of you may tune out of what's happening north of the border, but rest assured that

CFL Beat: Week 12

LaboUr Day is coming up this weekend - hope you all enjoy the day off. For CFL fans, this weekend is one of the best of the year, featuring some classic rivalry matchups that have been running for years. Labour Day, of course, also marks my return to work, which

CFL Beat: Week 11

This is now officially the back half of the CFL season. While the old-timers claim that things don't really start until Labour Day around here, I think that many things are already quite clear - the Lions and Argos won't make the playoffs, and likely the Ottawa REDBLACKS as well.

CFL Beat: Week 10

We're almost halfway through the CFL regular season, and based on what I've seen thus far in 2019, I can't think of a bigger letdown than the BC Lions. It's a shame, really. We've been accustomed to all five teams in the West Division being extremely competitive, and considering the

CFL Beat: Week 9

Finally home from an incredible week of vacation out East once again, and upon sitting down to write this week's CFL Beat... I just realized that I forgot to enter my picks into the pool last week. Fuck. Such is the price to pay for absolutely gorgeous weather for ten

CFL Beat: Week 8

My vacation continues out east! I am currently in Cape Breton with Lady Maestro and my in-laws, and let me tell you, folks - if you haven't been here yet, you need to go. Mountains, salt air, sea breezes, seafood, and beer. Hard to believe that with all my time