I have never really done a post specifically for the CFL before. I have included the CFL in various posts and usually with some humour associated with it. This time it will be a short (but somewhat informative) post on the CFL schedule for the 2015 season.
If you don’t already know, the CFL pre-season starts tonight (holy shit, ALREADY?). The Ottawa Redblacks (or REDBLACKS or Rouge-Noirs or not the Rough Riders) play Hamilton at The Coffee Grounds (also known as Tim Horton’s Field). Tomorrow night will see Winnipeg’s Blue Bombers football squad play the Argos at what should have been the Argos new home stadium (Varsity Field).
Here is the entire two-week CFL pre-season schedule:
|Mon Jun 08||Ottawa||Hamilton||7:30 PM|
|Tue Jun 09||Winnipeg||Toronto*||7:30 PM|
|Fri Jun 12||BC||Calgary||9:30 PM|
|Sat Jun 13||Montreal||Ottawa*||7:30 PM|
|Sat Jun 13||Saskatchewan||Edmonton*||10:00 PM|
|Thu Jun 18||Toronto||Montreal||7:30 PM|
|Fri Jun 19||Hamilton||Winnipeg||8:30 PM|
|Fri Jun 19||Calgary||Saskatchewan||9:30 PM|
|Fri Jun 19||Edmonton||BC*||10:00 PM|
Two more games are being held at neutral sites this Saturday night:
- Montreal plays Ottawa at the stadium of the CIS’s version of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Laval’s Stade Telus.
- Saskatchewan plays Edmonton up in Fort McMurray
Edmonton plays their opening regular season game in northern Alberta as well due to the Women’s World Cup. The other neutral site exhibition game is BC’s game a little over a week from now at Thunderbird Stadium. I wish they did more exhibition games at neutral sites. Actually, to be honest, I wish ALL of them were at neutral sites. I mean, it’s only two weeks long and the revenue hit couldn’t possibly be that great. I’m sure it would grow the game a bit. I don’t see any downside to this idea. Let’s hope someone reads this who even remotely knows someone at the central CFL office and mentions this. It would be a good idea (and might give my blog a few more readers…hey, gotta look out for number one ya know!).
I could do a preview of the CFL season but to be honest I don’t know nearly as much as I used to (I grew up near Hamilton as a Ti-Cats fan and sometime season ticket holder). Let’s just say this: there will be a lot of stories about Michael Sam early on, the west will be better than the east and there will be more cries for a tenth CFL team throughout the year. There you go…preview. I will do a full CFL schedule later on this month.
Soon enough, I will be back to old habits and doing a series of posts on the most important college football games of the season. I’m starting to work on conference previews and predictions (which I most certainly will get wrong). I am hoping to start these early. I’m also hoping to get my Phil Steele College Football Preview magazine earlier this year than last so let’s hope both these hopes happen.