Canadian Football League

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Canadian Football League

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Category: Football

Founded in 1884.

Countries: United States (62%), Canada (28%), (3%)

Main connections: Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Montreal Alouettes

Linked to: Montreal Alouettes, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Calgary Stampeders

 

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1892

The CRFU was reorganized as the Canadian Rugby Union in 1892, and served as an umbrella organization that several leagues were part of add something


1909

The Grey Cup was donated by Governor General Earl Grey in 1909 to the team winning the "Senior Amateur Football Championship of Canada" add something


1925

Chuck Hunsinger - "'Charles Ray Hunsinger"' was an American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League and the Canadian Football League for six seasons during the 1950s

 

Frank Dempsey - "'James Franklin Dempsey"' is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker and lineman in the National Football League and the Canadian Football League for six seasons in the 1950s


1930

From the 1930s to the 1950s, the two senior leagues of the CRU, the eastern Interprovincial Rugby Football Union and Western Interprovincial Football Union gradually evolved from amateur to professional leagues, and amateur teams such as those in the Ontario Rugby Football Union were no longer competitive in their Cup challenges add something


1935

John Barrow (Canadian football) - "'John B. Barrow"' is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive and defensive tackle in the Canadian Football League for fourteen seasons in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s


1936

Jim Rountree - "'James W. Rountree"' is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive back in the Canadian Football League for ten years during the 1950s and 1960s


1942

Ken Lehmann - "'Ken Lehmann"' is a former linebacker for the Ottawa Rough Riders and BC Lions of the Canadian Football League from 1964 to 1972


1948

Tony Gabriel - "'Tony Gabriel"' is a former professional Canadian football pass receiver who played in the Canadian Football League from 1971 to 1981


1950

During the 1950s and 1960s exhibition games were played between CFL and NFL/AFL teams using a mixture of each league's rules add something

 

NBC aired games on Saturday afternoons, competing against college football broadcasts on CBS and ABC. The revenue from the contract allowed the IRFU to directly compete against the NFL for players in the late 1950s, setting up a series of CFL games in the United States beginning in 1958 and a series of interleague exhibitions beginning in 1959 add something


1953

Darrell Royal - Royal coached the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League for one season in 1953

 

Alex Webster (American football) - Webster was drafted in the eleventh round of the 1953 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, but chose to play in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes from 1953 to 1954


1954

The predecessor to the CFL's East Division, the IRFU, had a television contract with &NBC (NBC_Sports) in 1954 that provided far more coverage than the NFL's existing contract with DuMont add something

 

Larry Siemering - He left the NFL in 1954 to become the head coach of the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League

 

Larry Siemering - He was the head coach of the Canadian Football League's &Calgary_Stampeders in 1954


1956

In 1956, the IRFU and WIFU formed a new umbrella organization, the Canadian Football Council , and in 1958, the CFC left the CRU, becoming the Canadian Football League add something

 

Hamp Pool - On December 27, 1956, he headed north when he was hired as head coach of the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts, earning the biggest coaching contract in league history


1957

Bernie Faloney - A free agent after his military service, Faloney signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1957 and became one of the major stars of the Canadian Football League, winning two Grey Cup championships with the Ti-Cats

 

Johnny Majors - He played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1957 and became an assistant coach at several schools


1958

Sydney Halter - From 1958 to 1966, he was the commissioner of the Canadian Football League

 

The CFL was officially founded on January 19, 1958, making it the second oldest professional gridiron football league in North America still in operation, although most of its teams long predate the modern formation of the league add something


1959

Jack Kemp - During his service, he played one game for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, which made him ineligible for the NFL in 1959


1960

Interest in the CFL in the United States faded dramatically after the debut of the American Football League in 1960 add something

 

The IRFU was renamed the Eastern Football Conference in 1960, while the WIFU was renamed the Western Football Conference in 1961 add something

 

Tom Addison - Addison attended the University of South Carolina and was drafted by the NFL Baltimore Colts and the Canadian Football League Ottawa Rough Riders, but chose to sign in 1960 with the Boston Patriots of the newly formed American Football League, playing his entire pro career with the Patriots

 

Lionel Conacher - His namesake, Lionel Jr., was a first round draft pick in 1960 and played a season with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League


1961

Also in 1961, limited interlocking play was introduced add something

 

CBC Television, which held a monopoly on Canadian television until 1961, held Canadian professional football broadcast rights beginning the year of its debut, 1952 add something

 

CTV was born in 1961 part because Toronto businessman Spence Caldwell had won the television rights to the Eastern Conference, and needed a network to air the games add something

 

Gary Anderson (running back) - "'Gary Wayne Anderson"' is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League, the United States Football League and the Canadian Football League from 1983 to 1995

 

The last such exhibition game was on August 8, 1961, when the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the AFL's Buffalo Bills add something


1962

From 1962 through 1986, CBC and CTV shared CFL broadcasting rights add something

 

They split playoff games and simulcast the Grey Cup. In 1962, 1965, 1967, 1968 and 1970, CTV commentators were used for the dual network telecast, while in 1963, 1964, 1966 and 1969, CBC announcers were provided add something


1963

Jim Stanley - He served as defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State from 1963 to 1968, before moving to the United States Naval Academy from 1969 to 1970, and the Canadian Football League's &Winnipeg_Blue_Bombers from 1971 to 1972


1964

Greg Battle - "'Greg Battle"' was an award-winning Canadian Football League linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1987 to 1993 and from 1997 to 1998


1965

Lamar McHan - McHan went on to play for the Baltimore Colts and San Francisco 49ers and he played briefly with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in 1965

 

Kerwin Bell - "'Kerwin Douglas Bell"' is an American college and professional football coach and former player who was a quarterback in the National Football League , World League of American Football and the Canadian Football League for fourteen seasons in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s


1970

As late as the 1970s and early 1980s, when high-capacity stadiums were built in Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto, people such as Montreal Alouettes owner Nelson Skalbania continued to believe that relative parity could be sustained so long as the CFL could get larger stadiums built in its other cities and sell them out add something

 

In the 1970s, CFL teams signed top U.S. college football players such as Johnny Rodgers, Joe Theismann, and Tom Cousineau add something


1971

From 1971 through 1986, one network's crew called the first half while the other called the rest of the game add something

 

Carl Weathers - He joined the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in 1971 and played until 1973, 18 games in total


1972

George Mira - Mira later played 19 games with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1972 and 1973, completing 92 of 168 passes for 1356 yards and 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 1973


1973

Bud Riley - After eight seasons in Corvallis, Oregon, Riley moved to the Canadian Football League in 1973, as defensive coordinator of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, where he made significant improvements to a poorly rated defense

 

Rod Rust - Rust returned to work for Levy in 1973 as defensive coordinator for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League

 

Eric Kresser - "'Eric Joel Kresser"' is a former American college and professional football player who was quarterback in the National Football League and the Canadian Football League for five seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s


1974

Bud Riley - He spent 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League, most notably as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1974 to 1977 and as a front office executive for the Calgary Stampeders from 1985 to 1987


1977

Susan Jacks - In 1977, Jacks met former Canadian Football League player Ted Dushinski


1978

Ellis Rainsberger - Following his termination at Kansas State, Rainsberger served as offensive coordinator for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League from 1978 to 1982


1980

FNN-SCORE carried games in the late 1980s add something

 

However, by the 1980s it became clear that financial parity between the two leagues would not be maintained, not so much because of the disparity in attendance figures, but because of the NFL's increasingly lucrative television contracts that now bring in a majority of the NFL's revenue add something

 

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, SportsChannel America carried games, using CBC Television, CFN and TSN feeds add something

 

Keith Bostic (American football) - They complemented their drafting with the signing of Warren Moon out of the Canadian Football League and Mike Rozier out of the United States Football League , a league that attempted to compete with the NFL in the 1980s


1981

After the 1981 season, the Alouettes folded and were replaced the same year by a new franchise named the Concordes add something

 

It was not until 1981 that the two conferences agreed to a full merger, with a full interlocking schedule of 16 games per season add something

 

Vince Ferragamo - Ferragamo played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League for just one season in 1981

 

J. C. Watts - He graduated 1981 with a degree in journalism and became a football player in the Canadian Football League until his retirement in 1986

 

Pat Hill - This was followed by short stints at UNLV in 1981 and 1982, and a one-year stay in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders in 1983

 

J. C. Watts - Watts sought entrance in the National Football League through the New York Jets, but instead entered the Canadian Football League and played for the Ottawa Rough Riders, whom he helped reach the 1981 Grey Cup game


1982

In 1982, during a players' strike in the NFL, &NBC (NBC_Sports) broadcast CFL games in the United States in lieu of the NFL games which were cancelled; the first week of broadcasts featured the "NFL on NBC" broadcast teams, before a series of blowout games on the network and the resulting low ratings resulted in NBC cutting back and eventually cancelling its CFL coverage add something


1983

Jeff Tedford - After graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in physical education in 1983, Tedford played professionally in the Canadian Football League for six seasons with Hamilton, Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg

 

Mike Riley - He became an assistant coach in the Canadian Football League in 1983 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers


1984

Oliver Luck - In 1984, the Oilers signed Canadian Football League star Warren Moon

 

Pepper Rodgers - Rodgers was the head coach of the United States Football League's Memphis Showboats from 1984 to 1985 and of the Canadian Football League's Memphis Mad Dogs in 1995


1985

Kevin Gilbride - From 1985 to 1986 he served as an assistant with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League


1986

After the 1986 season, CTV dropped coverage of the CFL and the Grey Cup. From 1987 through 1990, the CFL operated its own syndicated network, CFN add something

 

In 1986 the Concordes were renamed the Alouettes to attract more fan support, but the team folded the next year add something


1988

While the CFL has not held an all-star game since 1988, an All-Star Team is selected and honoured at the league awards ceremony during Grey Cup week add something


1990

Mark Gastineau - Gastineau tried a comeback, in the Canadian Football League in 1990


1991

From 1991 to 2007, all post-season games had been exclusively on CBC; beginning in 2008, the Grey Cup was carried on TSN, although the cable provider reserves the right to move the game to sister network CTV. add something

 

Wayne Gretzky - In 1991, Gretzky purchased the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League with Bruce McNall and John Candy


1992

Malcolm Frank - Frank began his pro career with the Orlando Thunder of the WLAF , and two Canadian Football League teams, in 1994 with the Sacramento Gold Miners, and in 1995 with the San Antonio Texans

 

Jack Youngblood - He worked in the front office of the Sacramento Surge of the Canadian Football League from 1992 to 1993, and the administration of the CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners from 1993 to 1994

 

Kay Stephenson - Stephenson coached in the World League where he led the Sacramento Surge to the 1992 World Bowl championship, and in the Canadian Football League he coached the San Antonio Texans and the Edmonton Eskimos


1993

In 1993, the league admitted its first United States-based franchise, the Sacramento Gold Miners add something

 

Jack Youngblood - He moved to the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League in 1993


1994

After modest success, the league expanded further in the U.S. in 1994 with the Las Vegas Posse, Baltimore Stallions, and Shreveport Pirates add something

 

Beginning in 1994, with now four US-based teams in the league, ESPN reached a deal with the league to produce and air two games per week and all post-season games on its fledgling ESPN2 add something

 

The 1994 and 1995 Grey Cups were shown live on ESPN2 and re-aired on ESPN the following day, leading into the network's "Monday Night Countdown" show add something

 

Trent Green - After being cut in 1994 by the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, he finally became a NFL starter in 1998 with the Washington Redskins

 

Derrell Robertson - After college, Robertson signed with the Las Vegas Posse of the Canadian Football League in 1994

 

Anthony Calvillo - After not being drafted by an NFL team, Calvillo started his Canadian Football League career in 1994 with the US expansion Las Vegas Posse

 

Derrell Robertson - After the end of the 1994 Canadian Football League season, the Posse folded, and its players were made available to the other CFL teams through a dispersal draft in April 1995

 

Josh Miller - He was signed by the Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League as an undrafted free agent in 1994


1995

For the 1995 campaign, the American teams were split off into their own South Division, and two more teams, the Birmingham Barracudas, and Memphis Mad Dogs, were added; at the same time, the Posse folded and the Gold Miners relocated to become the San Antonio Texans add something

 

In 1995 the Stallions became the first non-Canadian team to win the Grey Cup add something

 

The Texans team listed here were the Sacramento Gold Miners, who moved to Texas in 1995 add something

 

Though there were no US teams in the league after 1995, ESPN2 continued showing games until 1997 add something

 

Dwayne Johnson - He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season

 

Joe Ferguson - He returned to football in 1995 when, at the age of 45, he signed a contract with the San Antonio Texans of the Canadian Football League

 

Dwayne Johnson - Johnson joined the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 1995, after being passed over by the NFL. He was cut two months into the season


1996

The CFL returned to an all-Canadian format in 1996 with nine teams; however, the Ottawa Rough Riders, in existence since 1876, folded after the 1996 season add something

 

Paul Beeston - Beeston served as president of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in 1996 and 1997

 

Peter Gardere - He punted in the Canadian Football League for several seasons, and played in both California and Tennessee before retiring from football in 1996


1997

Steve Sarkisian - Sarkisian played professionally for three seasons, 1997 to 1999, for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League


1998

Bronzell Miller - Following his NFL years, Miller joined the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, where he led his team to the Grey Cup Championship in 1998 playing defensive end

 

J. P. Darche - He graduated from McGill with a BSc. in physiology in 1998, entered McGill Medical School for two years before entering the Canadian Football League in 1999


2000

Mercury Hayes - He failed to accumulate 259 yards receiving on the season, which would have placed him among the top 15 Canadian Football League receivers in yardage for the 2000 Canadian Football League season

 

Brendon Ayanbadejo - He served on the practice squad of the Falcons and the Chicago Bears before being picked up by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 2000, and spent time with them and the Toronto Argonauts

 

Brendon Ayanbadejo - In 2000 he played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League and in 2002 he played for the BC Lions, of the Canadian Football League

 

Juran Bolden - In 2000-2001, he played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League

 

Rod Rust - Rust was named the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 2000, and was fired during the 2001 season after a six-game losing streak


2002

In 2002, the league expanded back to nine teams with the creation of the Ottawa Renegades add something


2003

Jamie Taras - Following his retirement in 2003, Taras became the Vice-President of the Canadian Football League Players' Association


2004

America One held CFL broadcast rights in the United States from 2004 to 2009 and aired a majority of the league's games add something

 

Brad Banks - He signed with the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League in 2004

 

Jon Ryan - In 2004, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League selected Ryan as a punter and wide receiver in the third round of Canadian College Draft, making him the 24th overall pick

 

Rashaan Salaam - Salaam was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League on February 20, 2004


2005

A pre-season game, dubbed Touchdown Atlantic, was held in Halifax in the 2005 CFL season and regular season games were played in Moncton in 2010, 2011, and 2013 add something

 

CBC and TSN drew record television audiences for CFL broadcasts in 2005 add something

 

In 2005, the league set an all-time attendance record with a total attendance of more than 2,3 million add something

 

Since 2005, the division semifinals and division finals have been sponsored by Scotiabank add something

 

Taylor Stubblefield - He played during the 2005 season with the Hamilton Tiger-cats in the Canadian Football League

 

Tony Simmons (gridiron football) - In 2005, he signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League

 

Ricky Ray - With no offers to remain on an NFL roster forthcoming for 2005, Ray returned to the Canadian Football League and the Eskimos


2006

After four seasons of financial losses, the Renegades were suspended indefinitely before the 2006 season; their players were absorbed by the remaining teams in a dispersal draft add something

 

CFL teams have local broadcast contracts with terrestrial radio stations for regular season and playoff games, while Bell Media's sports networks own the rights to the Grey Cup. In 2006, Sirius Satellite Radio gained exclusive rights for North American CFL satellite radio broadcasts and broadcast 25 CFL games per season, including the Grey Cup, through 2008 add something

 

In 2006, the CFL began offering pay-per-view webcasts of every game on CFL Broadband add something

 

In 2006, the active roster limit was increased from 40 to 42 add something

 

The 2006 season was the first season in which every regular-season game was televised, as the league implemented an instant replay challenge system add something

 

With the absence of Ottawa from 2006 onwards, league attendance has hovered around the 2 million mark add something

 

Lamont Brightful - In 2006, he joined the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League as a punt returner and cornerback

 

Jesse Palmer - Palmer played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the New York Giants of the NFL before spending half of the 2006 season with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League


2007

The 2007 season was a recent high point with average game attendance of 29,167, the best since 1983 add something

 

The two division champions face each other in the Grey Cup game, which, since 2007, has been held on the fourth or fifth Sunday of November add something

 

Until the 2007 season, America One syndicated CFL games to regional sports networks like Altitude, NESN, and MASN; these were discontinued in 2008, mainly because America One and the CFL were able to reach a deal only days before the season began, not allowing the network time to establish agreements with individual RSNs add something

 

Until the end of the 2007 season, CBC and RDS were the exclusive television broadcasters for all playoff games, including the Grey Cup, which regularly draws a Canadian viewing audience in excess of 4 million add something

 

Juran Bolden - He last played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 2007

 

Zeke Moreno - He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in 2007

 

Frank D'Angelo - In 2007, D'Angelo expressed interest in reviving the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Renegades , but the league rejected him as an owner, with media speculating it was because he was "egotistical" and a "shameless publicity hound"

 

Marcus Winn - Marcus Winn was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 2007

 

Cameron Wake - Wake has played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, earning the league's Most Outstanding Rookie Award in 2007

 

Cameron Wake - Wake signed a free agent contract with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League during May, 2007

 

Marcus Winn - Winn played two seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League before being released in 2007

 

Jesse Palmer - On May 24, 2007, Palmer announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League to pursue a broadcasting career with Fox. Palmer currently works for ESPN as a studio analyst on College Football Live and ABC telecasts, usually appearing with fellow Canadian John Saunders

 

Kendrick Starling - Starling signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League on May 24, 2007

 

Steve Christie - On July 2, 2007, Christie joined the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League by signing a practice roster agreement with the team


2008

ESPN3 have broadcast games since 2008; the service is only available in the United States through specially negotiated cable providers and not in Canada add something

 

This was further evidenced by the "60 seasons" decals worn on their helmets during the 2008 season add something

 

On March 25, 2008, the CFL granted an expansion franchise for the 2010 CFL season to a group of people in Ottawa led by Jeff Hunt, the owner of Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League, on the condition of getting a lease agreement of Frank Clair Stadium add something

 

Adrian McPherson - In May 2008, McPherson was signed by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League

 

Chris Leak - On June 3, 2008, Chris Leak signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League

 

Kenyatta Walker - On September 8, 2008, Walker was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League , and was assigned to their practice roster

 

The Grey Cup aired on Versus on November 22, 2008, with a replay the next day on America One. From 2006 through the 2008 season, "Friday Night Football" was carried exclusively on World Sport HD in the United_States; however, due to the January 2009 shutdown of that channel's parent company, Voom HD Networks, America One reclaimed those rights add something


2009

A service known as "CFL Broadband" offered pay-per-view of CFL games in the United States and elsewhere prior to 2009, but the service ceased operations prior to the 2010 season add something

 

Greg Peach - Peach signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League as a free agent in 2009

 

Dee Webb - On April 27, 2009, Webb signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League

 

Martin Bibla - Bibla was signed by the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League on April 28, 2009

 

Ramonce Taylor - On June 4, 2009, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League signed him to a contract

 

Ramonce Taylor - On October 7, 2009 he was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League


2010

All 20,000 seats for the 2010 Moncton game sold out in 32 hours add something

 

As of 2010, ESPN3 is the only place where CFL games are broadcast on Internet television add something

 

As of 2010, the largest stadium in the Maritimes is the 10,000-seat Moncton Stadium in Moncton,_New_Brunswick, which can reach 20,000 capacity with temporary seats add something

 

During the 2010 Grey Cup state of the league news conference, Cohon noted that the Alouettes hold the rights for the entire province of Quebec and that any expansion would have to be negotiated with them first add something

 

For the 2010 season, the network carried 14 games, no more than one each week add something

 

NFL Network took over the league broadcast contract in 2010 add something

 

Starting in 2010, a neutral site regular season game was played in Moncton under the name Touchdown Atlantic, which has been played in three of the last four seasons add something

 

The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders renovated their respective stadiums and facilities for the 2010 season add something

 

The 2010s will be a significant decade for the CFL in terms of growth, as teams have renovated, expanded stadiums, or plan to build entirely new stadiums add something

 

Kenneth Pettway - Pettway was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League in 2010

 

Alex Buzbee - On February 22, 2010, Buzbee signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League

 

Ken Dorsey - On May 26, 2010 Dorsey signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, where he backed up former Miami Dolphins QB Cleo Lemon

 

Chad Owens - On November 25, 2010, Owens was named the most outstanding special teams player in the Canadian Football League for the 2010 season


2011

As of the 2011 season, in the event two or more teams in a division finish the season with the same number of points, the tie is broken based on the following criteria : add something

 

For 2011, the network increased its output to two games each week add something

 

In 2011, the BC Lions played under a new, retractable roof in BC Place after spending one and a half seasons at Empire Field add something

 

NFL Network declined to continue its coverage after the 2011 season add something

 

The CFL will no longer be broadcast on Canadian terrestrial television, unless TSN chooses to air the game on its terrestrial partners, CTV or CTV Two ; as of 2011, TSN has not transferred any CFL games to broadcast TV. The move to TSN all but assures that all CFL games will be broadcast in high definition add something


2012

In early 2012, management at Credit Union Centre publicly expressed its desire to bring a CFL team to the city of Saskatoon add something

 

It stood at 2,029,875 in 2012 for a single game average of 28,193 add something

 

Ivor Wynne Stadium is slated for closure in 2012, to be replaced by Tim Hortons Field in 2014; the Tiger-Cats are playing at the University of Guelph for the 2013 season add something

 

NBC Sports Network began to air 2012 CFL games on August 27 add something

 

The NBC Sports Network aired various games for the remainder of the 2012 season, including all CFL play-off games and the 100th Grey Cup Game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on November 25 add something

 

The 2012 season was another significant milestone for the league, marking the 100th anniversary of the Grey Cup award add something

 

Ricardo Colclough - On March 12, 2012, Colclough signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League

 

Trevor Harris - On March 29, 2012 Harris signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League

 

In June 2012, European broadcaster ESPN America began to show CFL matches add something

 

In late July 2012, NBC Sports Network acquired rights to the CFL for the remainder of the 2012 season add something

 

Kent Austin - On December 17, 2012 Austin signed as the head coach and GM of The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of The Canadian Football League


2013

In 2013, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers moved to an entirely new stadium at the University of Manitoba add something

 

In 2013, the host city's team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, won the Grey Cup for a third consecutive time, which had not been done since Toronto won at home from 1945-1947 add something

 

NBC Sports renewed their agreement with the CFL for the 2013 season add something

 

The contract for 2013 has not been renewed add something

 

Bryan Williams (American football) - Williams was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League on June 23 2013, but was later released that same day

 

On June 26, 2013, it was announced that the CFL would return to ESPN Networks for the 2013 season, with 5 games airing on ESPN2, and 55 airing on ESPN3 add something


2014

As of 2014, the CFL season includes: add something

 

As of 2014, the league will feature a 19-week regular season, which traditionally runs from late June to early November; each team plays 18 games with at least two bye weeks add something

 

The Ottawa RedBlacks will take the field in 2014 add something

 

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders and the 2014 expansion Ottawa RedBlacks are looking at new or extensively-renovated stadiums in the following years add something

 

Adrian McPherson - In January 2014, McPherson was signed by the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League


2015

As of 2015, the league features a 20-week regular season, which traditionally runs from late June to early November; each team plays 18 games with at least two bye weeks add something

 

Another exhibition game is scheduled to be held in the city on June 13, 2015, when the Montreal Alouettes go up against the Ottawa RedBlacks add something

 

On June 19, 2015, it was announced that ESPN Brasil will broadcast CFL games live, beginning on June 25, as a result of the growth of the NFL and College Football fan base in Brazil add something


2016

As of 2016, the league features a 20-week regular season, which traditionally runs from late June to early November; each team plays 18 games with at least two bye weeks add something

 

Construction on New Mosaic Stadium for the Saskatchewan Roughriders was completed in October 2016 and the first game will be played in the 2017 CFL season add something


2017

On April 12, 2017 the Board of Governors and Jeffrey Orridge agreed to part ways, effective June 30, 2017 add something

 

Commissioner - His last day as commissioner was June 15, 2017 add something

 

On June 16, 2017, the CFL announced it was launching a new International Service over the internet into 130 select regions add something

 

On July 5, 2017 the CFL announced Randy Ambrosie as the 14th Commissioner of the league add something

 

In November 2017, the CFL conducted further discussions with a group in Halifax interested in securing a franchise for the city add something


2018

Instead of merely exercising the option on the contract, TSN opted to renew the contract with the CFL through 2018 in an agreement announced in March 2013 add something

 

In June 2018, the ownership group, named Maritime Football Ltd., met with Premier of New Brunswick Brian Gallant and Moncton mayor Dawn Arnold, to discuss the possibility of a Halifax team playing some games in Moncton add something

 

On September 12, 2018, it was announced that Buffalo, New York-based New Era Cap Company would become the official apparel supplier of the CFL beginning in 2019, replacing Reebok add something

 

On October 30, 2018, Halifax City Council unanimously voted in favour of proceeding with a business case analysis of a stadium in the Halifax municipality add something

 

Commissioner - On November 23, 2018, two days before the 106th Grey Cup, Maritime Football Ltd and commissioner Ambrosie announced the new team would be called the 'Atlantic Schooners' add something


2019

Ambrosie later announced a special edition of the CFL Combine to be held in 2019 in Mexico for Mexican players add something

 

While not openly being considered for franchise expansion, Mexico was suggested by Commissioner Randy Ambrosie as a possible location for neutral site regular season games as early as 2019, as well as potentially partnering with the LFA for player development, as part of the league's plan to expand globally add something

 

Ambrosie later announced a special edition of the CFL Combine to be held in 2019 in Mexico for Mexican players which was held on January 13, 2019 add something

 

American football - The CFL announced in February 2019 that German and French football players from the German Football League and French American Football Federation would be participating in the CFL national combine add something

 

In June 2019, the CFL signed a broadcast deal with MVS Comunicaciones to broadcast one game a week in Mexico on MVS TV add something