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It’s time for November Football, a Canadian rite of passage

It’s November–time to partake in a long-standing Canadian rite of passage: ugly professional football. The Canadian Football League conference semifinals take place Sunday–the first hurdle for any team looking to win the 2019 Grey Cup in two weeks time. Montreal» 

Society

The tough slog that is the Canadian Football League season is set to begin

“Hey! It’s june. Time to play a little football.” “Really?” “Yeah, it’s Canada.” All true. The Canadian Football League begins its regular season Thursday night in Winnipeg when Edmonton’s Eskimos face the hometown Blue Bombers (good names, eh?). After a» 

International, Society

A look back at Canadian sports in 2017 leaves some questions in the air

At first glance, the year in sports in Canada in 2017 does not appear all that different from previous years in sports in Canada since, well, 1993–the last time a Canadian-based NHL team, the Montreal Canadiens, won the Stanley Cup» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Can rugby rules solve North American football’s injury epidemic? It might be worth a shot

It’s autumn in North America. Rugby rules are strick about how and where to tackle and the lack of equipment makes players less likely to deliver a cheap shot to bring a player down. © CP Photo/Darryl Dyck That means football» 

International, Society

Colin Kaepernick’s unlikely saga could lead to Montreal….maybe

Could Colin Kaepernick be playing football in Canada in the not-too-distant future? Nobody’s holding their breath right now, except perhaps Montreal Alouettes fans who have seen their team struggle through a terrible season. Kaepernick, of course, is the National Football» 

Economy, Society

Canadian Football League: Labour-management talks break down

Contract talks between the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the players broke down Thursday (May 29) after the CFL rejected the union’s latest proposal, one that included an amendment to its original demand that revenue sharing be included in this»