Monday, July 4, 2011

CFL Canada Day Kickoff

We have FOOTBALL! Just not in the way you'd think. The NFL is still in a lockout, but the CFL has already started its regular season. With a 120 yard field, different rules, and so on, the CFL and NFL are similar but not the same. Unfortunately, for us in the United States, (Happy 235th America), if the lockout goes on we'll have to watch either the CFL, with all of its difference, or the UFL, basically a minor league to the NFL. The CFL kicked off its season over the weekend in its annual Canada Day Kickoff. The Montreal Alouettes beat the BC Lions on Thursday in Montreal 30-26. On July 1st, Canada turned 144 and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 24-16. Later that night, the Toronto Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders dueled it out until the Argonauts won 23-21. There were no games on Saturday, but on Sunday, the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 42-28. Hopefully we won't miss any NFL games this year, but being in July and with no timetable set for negotiations (although right now their winging some), I don't know when we'll see an NFL game. Until then, GO CANADA!

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