Saturday, June 30, 2012

CFL Gameday: Toronto at Edmonton (June 30, 2012)

It's reunion time in Edmonton, though even Ricky Ray isn't expecting the home side fans to be overly welcoming upon his return.

The Argonaut quarterback was acquired earlier this year in a surprising development for Northern Alberta's football fans, making his way to Eastern Canada a sure sign of the determination of the Argos to do all that they can this year to not only play host to the 100th Grey Cup but to be the home side on the field in late November.

The arrival of Ray, one of the marquee Quarterbacks of the CFL in Toronto was considered one of the most important of off season moves in the league, combined with the eastern migration of Henry Burris to Hamilton, the legendary gunslingers of the West have arrived in Southern Ontario to perhaps shift the balance of power in the league.

In Edmonton all eyes will be on Steven Jyles, at the moment, the designated starter for the Green and Gold, an opportunity to write his own records in a town where records seem permanently enshrined, though truth be told, the faithful aren't quite ready to sign on to the new look Eskies just yet.

Jyles came back to the Western Division in the Ricky Ray trade, taking up the challenge of bringing the Eskimo brand back to CFL glory, though even the most optimistic of Eskimo fans probably thinks it's going to be a slow process, not one that finds instant success.

The learning curve in Edmonton will be a steep one, the ghosts of past success still linger in the dressing room, most of them will be carrying the days of Ricky Ray, Jyles has the full support of his coach Kavis Reed, who is looking to banish the negative and focus on the positives.

The first step towards that goal comes today at Commonwealth Stadium.

Game Time 5 PM (MT) 8 ET, 4 PT at Commonwealth Stadium (TSN)


Toronto 15 at Edmonton 19 (35,538)

Pre Game

Globe and Mail-- Argos' new pivot Ray expects boos in return to Edmonton
National Post-- Ricky Ray expects boos from Eskimo fans, despite trade
Edmonton Sun-- Ricky Ray back to take on Edmonton Eskimos in season opener
Edmonton Journal-- Jyles taking snaps under scrutinizing eyes of Eskimos fans
Toronto Sun-- The Ray-turn of Ricky
Toronto Star-- Argo Ricky Ray can expect to see lots of Eskimos' Marcus Howard
TSN-- Ray Makes Argo debut against Jyles, Eskimos on TSN
CBC-- Argonauts gear up for Ray Day in Edmonton

Team Backgrounders

Toronto Argonauts
Edmonton Eskimos

Post Game


Video Highlights


CFL.ca -- Game Recap
Globe and Mail-- Eskimos hang on to edge Ray and Argos
National Post-- Eskimos top Argos in Ricky Ray's return to Edmonton
Edmonton Sun-- Esks sink Boatmen 19-15
Edmonton Journal-- Ray had better stats than Jyles,  but Esks win season opener
Toronto Sun-- Esks ruin Ray's Double Blue debut
Toronto Star-- Toronto Argonauts lose season opener to Edmonton Eskimos, 19-15


Friday, June 29, 2012

CFL Game Day: Winnipeg at British Columbia (June 29, 2012)

The defending Grey Cup champion BC Lions look poised to pick up where they left off in November, good for football fans on the west coast, perhaps not so much for those on the other side of the Rockies.

The Lions, may have had a changing of the guard in the coaching ranks with Wally Buono making the permanent move off of the sidelines, bringing in defensive coordinator Mike Benevides as the new field boss, but other than that, the Lions for the most part are the same team that ruled the CFL from Labour Day on last year.

The season kicks off with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in town, the Big Blue a team that will find BC Place rather familiar, having been the last team on the field in the way of the Lions Grey Cup victory last November.

The result of that game, left more than a few disappointed souls to sit through a cold Manitoba winter with thoughts of opportunities lost. For the followers of the Bombers last years Grey Cup disappointment also can be viewed with an eye towards their Eastern Division rivals, two of which have strengthened their rosters significantly in the off season, suggesting that another Grey Cup berth will prove to be challenging for the Bombers.

The Lions this year, will have their first full season in their rejuvenated home, one of the signature stadiums in the CFL these days, the Bombers however will be returning to their old yard, the dream of opening up their new stadium at the University of Manitoba to be deferred for a year owing to construction delays.

BC will be hoping to celebrate their Grey Cup of 2011 through the year in the new one, the Bombers looking to send their old stadium off (again) with another Grey Cup run, it starts tonight, we'll see how the script plays out when we get to Toronto in late November.

Game Time 7 PM PT (10 ET, 9 CT)  at BC Place (TSN)


Winnipeg 16 -- British Columbia 33 (29,351)

Pre Game

Globe and Mail-- Defending Grey Cup champion Lions look for strong...
National Post-- Lions' Geroy Simon aims for win, not record
Winnipeg Free Press-- Bombers open season tonight against Lions
Winnipeg Sun-- Five keys to a Bombers win Friday
Vancouver Province-- Grey Cup glory is O-V-E-R, it's time for Lions to deal with today...
Vancouver Sun-- Lions expected to make a statement
TSN-- Lions may be even better than last year
CBC-- Blue Bombers remain work in progress ahead of season opener

Team Backgrounders

British Columbia Lions
Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Post Game


Video Highlights


CFL.ca-- Game Recap
Globe and Mail-- Geroy Simon sets receiving record in Lions' win over Blue Bombers
National Post-- Geroy Simon sets CFL record as Lions beat Blue Bombers
Vancouver Sun-- Geroy Simon sets record, Lions down Bombers
Vancouver Province-- Lions win 33-16 on Geroy's night
Winnipeg Free Press-- Lions rough up Blue
Winnipeg Sun-- Bombers bomb season opener against Lions

CFL Game Day: Saskatchewan at Hamilton (June 29, 2012)

The new look Hamilton Tiger Cats ( a rather extensive line up overhaul gives them the "new look" title this year)  kicks off the finale to Ivor Wynne Stadium on Friday night with a visit by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Riders face another challenging season, their Grey Cup appearance of a few years ago overshadowed by a rather disappointing 2011 campaign, turning around that spot of misery for Rider fans is job one in Regina, where moving backwards is not an option.

In Hamilton, they've assembled a rather impressive group to bring down the old yard, with Henry Burris at the controls of what could very well be one of the most exciting offensive squads to take to a CFL field this year.

Below you can find some information on the game, previews and then reviews as well as some other items of note to set the scene.

Game Time 7 PM at Ivor Wynne Stadium (TSN)


Saskatchewan 43 -- Hamilton 16 (25,682)

Pre Game

Globe and Mail-- Ticats receiver Fantuz excited to play against Riders ...
National Post-- Ticats' Andy Fantuz ready to do 'whatever he can to make plays
Regina Leader Post-- Fantuz ready to face Riders for first time
Toronto Sun-- Roughriders versus Tiger Cats
Hamilton Spectator-- Roughrider-Ticat matchup brings back misty memories
TSN-- Intriguing storylines to kick off week 1 in CFL
CBC-- Henry Burris loves Hamilton's deep receiving corps

Team Backgrounders

Hamilton Tiger Cats
Saskatchewan Roughriders

Post Game


Video Highlights


CFL.ca -- Game Recap
Globe and Mail-- Durant, Dressler spoil debut of Burris, Fantuz with Ticats
National Post-- Ticats have no defence against Roughriders
Hamilton Spectator-- Riders' Dressler undresses Ticats
Toronto Sun-- Saskatchewan rides over Ticats
CBC-- Roughriders beat up on Hamilton in CFL season

CFL 2012 Regular Season: Week 1

The CFL kicks off the quest for the 100th Grey Cup on the Canada Day weekend, providing  a number of changes that could see some shifting of power in both the East and West Divisions.

The season offers up a farewell to an ancient yard of memories in Hamilton and a return to one in Winnipeg, where delays have resulted in the Bombers retiring to Maroons Road for one more year after all.

The rivalry of Alberta seemingly has shifted to Southern Ontario, where Ricky Ray and Henry Burris hope to transplant the success of the marquee franchises of Edmonton and Calgary into the football success starved locales of Toronto and Hamilton.  The Tiger Cats dipping into a variety of western fields to gobble up what could be the CFL's most impressive offence on paper heading into 2012/

The Als, Bombers and Riders seek to reverse their fall back year of 2011, the Stamps and Esks look to rebuild and rejuvenate taking the challenge to the BC Lions, who heading into the 2012 season still would be the team to beat, a solid lineup, a Grey Cup champion and looking just as dangerous for this season as they did in the last half of the last one.

In Ottawa, another season arrives without a team to cheer on in the national capital, but there too progress is being made, with movement forward on the rebuild of Lansdowne Park and the prospect of the CFL's return in two years, fingers crossed and all of that.

While perfect symmetry might have seen the 100th anniversary celebrations as the logical return season for Ottawa, the occasionally meandering ways of official approval and bureaucracy in the home town, didn't quite coincide with the local ownership groups ambitions.

Still with a shovel to come to the ground shortly one hopes, the plans for a CFL return is in place, for now however, CFL fans in Ottawa will have to find another team to cheer on in 2012.

They can start the audition process this weekend.

Friday, June 29-- Saskatchewan 43 at Hamilton 16 (25,682)
Friday, June 29-- Winnipeg 16 at British Columbia 33  (29,351)
Saturday, June 30-- Toronto 15 at Edmonton 19  (35,538)
Sunday, July 1-- Montreal 10 at Calgary 38    (26.387)

Twelve Men Prognostications: Predicted Winners

Hamilton
British Columbia
Edmonton
Calgary



Weekly Record

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CFL 2012 Previews and Prognostications

The 100th celebration of Canadian Football kicks off this weekend, 100 years of the rouge, three downs and Grey Cup celebrations, to name a few of the fond remembrances of the game.

With the road to the Grey Cup leading to Toronto in November, this centennial offers much off the field as well as on it to grab the interest of football fans everywhere.

But in the end it's the product on the field that will hold the most interest and to that, the various previews and prognostications as season 100 gets set to get under way...

Twelve Men Season Preview

East

A changing of the guard in the CFL East may be in the works with the western migration of the Alberta gunslingers Henry Burris and Ricky Ray.  Both Hamilton and Toronto made great strides in the off season, the Tiger Cats seeking to send out Ivor Wynne in style with a potentially Grey Cup roster.  The Cats in particular seem to have imported the best of the West, returning Andy Fantuz to his home province and adding Sam Giguere to what could be the league's best receiving corps.  Add into the mix one of the best minds in football in George Cortez and the Cats faithful will be singing Oskie Wee Wee in full throat for most of the year.

The Argos are hoping that Ricky Ray can do for the Argonauts what he did for the Eskimos provide consistency and style at the quarterback position, with a new coach in Scott Milanovich on the sidelines steeped in Montreal's winning tradition the Argos are looking to celebrate their Grey Cup hosting duties with a home date in the last week of November.

Winnipeg, which last was seen in the 2011 Grey Cup game finds itself looking eastward with concern as their division rivals retool, the Bombers found success in the late stages of the 2011 season, their opposition in the East has made significant changes that most likely will make the East much more competitive, not perhaps the best omen for head coach Paul LaPolice and Big Blue in 2012.

One suspects we should never underestimate where an Anthony Calvillo led team may finish, but there seems very much a shifting of the sands of time in Montreal this year.  With the roster aging yet another year and a few key changes in the coaching ranks, the prospect of decline seems possible for the first time in a long time in the Alouettes camp. Marc Trestman probably knows that  every dynasty eventually fades from view, 2012 could be the year that the mighty Als finally return to the pack, a pack that has made enough changes to their own line up to send notice that the Als days of domination may be done.


West

Their the defending CFL champions and by all accounts the league favourite to repeat in that title for 2012.  The BC Lions who from Labour Day on in 2011 dominated the CFL, have simply reloaded for 2012, all be it with a few changes along the way.

Wally Buono moved himself into the GM's role with no doubt a plan in place for other management duties to come, shifting Defensive co-ordinator Mike Benevides into the big chair at the Surrey training facility. The Lions always known for their defensive strengths, made offence a key for the last half of 2011, Travis Lulay stepping into his starring role with style, his receiving group led by Geroy Simon always dangerous and by November of championship timbre.

In a division still in the midst of change, the Lions surely must be the favourite to not only move on to the Grey Cup, but still the favourite to repeat their feat of 2011.

The Eskimos are still in a rebuilding frame of mind, moving Ricky Ray east in one of the most interesting and perhaps surprising moves in a off season in recent years.   Perhaps aware that the three prairie based teams are all in the midst of change, the Esks found the time right to change the dynamic of their squad, though not without more than a few raised eyebrows in Northern Alberta. Kavis Reed will have a challenge on his hands to regroup the Esks, success as always will depend on how they fare   agains the cousins in the south.

The Esks provincial rivals in Calgary, have also moved in a different direction, the foundation of that shift laid in last season's waning months. John Hufnagel, steeped in CFL quarterbacking lore as he is felt that a change was needed so Henry Burris, gave way to a new starter Drew Tate and as always in those old west thrillers, the old gunslinger had to leave town to ply his trade, heading to Hamilton.

The Stamps are now fully in the hands of Tate, with changes in the backfield and receiving team, the Stampeders offence will evolve with Tate, whether that comes together enough to take on the Lions remains to be seen.

Saskatchewan as well is in the midst of a major shift, the disappointments of the last few years starting to settle in over the ever faithful in the province.  Darian Durant saddled with the responsibility of reviving a Rider offence that last year struggled to say the least.  Corey Chamblin takes the reins of the Riders in his first posting as a head coach with the Riders, it will be his battle plan that dictates if the Riders can return to dominance in the CFL West, first place may be a stretch, but with change in the wind in Alberta a quick start could very well give Rider fans hope for an enjoyable summer and fall.


Twelve men Prognostications

EAST

Hamilton
Toronto
Winnipeg
Montreal


WEST

British Columbia
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Edmonton

Grey Cup Prediction--  British Columbia Lions and Hamilton Tiger Cats

Reviews and Prognostications from across the country

TSN Reviews

Montreal
Toronto
Hamilton
Winnipeg
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Edmonton
British Columbia

Globe and Mail Reviews

West
East

National Post Reviews

National Post Panel preview
Five shades of Grey

Canada.com Reviews

East
West

CBC Sports Reviews

East
West
10 things to watch

Sportsnet Reviews

West Division breakdown
East Division breakdown
CFL Kickoff
Players to watch in 2012



CFL Attendance Tracker 2012

Overall Attendance Leaders
(Regular Season only-- Average of Attendance)


Montreal-- 22,467
Toronto-- 23,663
Hamilton-- 25,724
Winnipeg-- 27,981
Saskatchewan-- 32,351
Edmonton-- 34,378
Calgary-- 28,665
British Columbia-- 30,356

League Average-- 28,071

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Team by Team
Week by Week

Montreal Alouettes

October 26-- Edmonton 25 at Montreal 27 (23,312)
October 5-- Winnipeg 27 at Montreal 22 (23,201)
September 23-- Toronto 10 at Montreal 31 (23,209)
September 16-- Saskatchewan 17 at Montreal 28 (23,147)
August 31-- British Columbia 25 at Montreal 30 (22,239)
August 23-- Hamilton 29 at Montreal 31 (22,140)
July 27-- Toronto 23 at Montreal 20 (22,773)
July 12-- Calgary 32 at Montreal 33 (21,074)
July 6-- Winnipeg 30 at Montreal 41 (21,016)
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Pre Season--20.005


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Toronto Argonauts

November 1-- Hamilton 40 at Toronto 43 (27,283)
October 19-- Winnipeg 44 at Toronto 32 (23,419)
October 14-- Montreal  24 at Toronto 12 (25,348)
October 8-- Saskatchewan 36 at Toronto 10 (25,176)
September 8-- Hamilton at Toronto (23,061)
August 27-- Edmonton 26 at Toronto 17 (22,912)
August 6-- British Columbia 18 at Toronto 9 (22,841)
July 18-- Winnipeg 22 at Toronto 25 (22,485)
July 7-- Calgary 36 at Toronto 39 (20,682)
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Pre Season--36,214


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Hamilton Tiger Cats

October 27-- Winnipeg 18 at Hamilton 28 (29,722)
October 12-- British Columbia 37 at Hamilton 17 (26,842)
September 28-- Montreal 28 at Hamilton 41 (23,784)
September 15-- Edmonton 8 at Hamilton 51 (24,162)
September 3-- Toronto 33 at Hamilton 30 (31,032)
August 9-- Calgary 31 at Hamilton 20 (22,635)
July 21-- Montreal 24 at Hamilton 39 (23,392)
July 14-- Toronto 27 at Hamilton 36 (24,264)
June 29-- Saskatchewan 43 at Hamilton 16 (25,682)

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Pre season--27,585

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers

November 3-- Montreal 11 at Winnipeg 19 (26,907)
October 13-- Calgary 32 at Winnipeg 21 (25,462)
September 29-- Toronto 29 at Winnipeg 10 (27,169)
September 21-- Hamilton12  at Winnipeg 34 (26,577)
September 9-- Saskatchewan 25 at Winnipeg 24 (30,077)
August 24-- British Columbia 20 at Winnipeg 17 (29,533)
August 16-- Hamilton 25 at Winnipeg 32 (27,039)
August 3-- Montreal 36 at Winnipeg 26 (29,533)
July 26-- Edmonton 22 at Winnipeg 23 (29,533)

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Pre season--28,300

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Saskatchewan Roughriders

October 27-- Toronto 31 at Saskatchewan 26 (29,747)
October 20-- Montreal 34 at Saskatchewan 28 (32,003)
September 29-- British Columbia 21 at Saskatchewan 27 (32,690)
September 23-- Calgary 25 at Saskatchewan 30 (33,427)
September 2-- Winnipeg 0 at Saskatchewan 52 (33,427)
August 25-- Calgary 17 at Saskatchewan 10 (33,427)
July 28-- Hamilton 35 at Saskatchewan 34 (32,898)
July 14-- British Columbia 20 at Saskatchewan 23 (32,080)
July 8-- Edmonton 1 at Saskatchewan 17 (31,459)

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Pre season--30,998


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Calgary Stampeders

October 26-- British Columbia 21 at Calgary 41 (27,014)
October 20-- Hamilton 32 at Calgary 34 (26,502)
September 28-- Edmonton 15 at Calgary 39 (29,290)
September 14-- Winnipeg 3 at Calgary 44 (28,247)
September 3-- Edmonton 30 at Calgary 31 (32,102)
August 18-- Toronto 22 at Calgary 14 (28,246)
July 28-- British Columbia 34 at Calgary 8 (27,968)
July 19-- Saskatchewan 38 at Calgary 41 (32,228)
July 1-- Montreal 10 at Calgary 38  (26,387 )
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Pre season--23,629

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Edmonton Eskimos

November 2-- Calgary 30 at Edmonton 27 (21,147)
October 13-- Saskatchewan 20 at Edmonton 37 (38,678)
October 5-- Hamilton 20 at Edmonton 35 (30,557)
September 22-- British Columbia 19 at Edmonton 18 (35,578)
September 7-- Calgary 20 at Edmonton 18 (39,363)
August 17-- Montreal 38 at Edmonton 25 (32,760)
August 10-- Saskatchewan 20 at Edmonton 28 (43,178)
July 13-- Winnipeg 10 at Edmonton 42 (32,607)
June 30-- Toronto 15 at Edmonton 19 (35,538)
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Pre season--30,891

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British Columbia Lions

November 3-- Saskatchewan 6 at British Columbia 17 (36,357)
October 19-- Edmonton 19 at British Columbia 39 (30,102)
October 6-- Calgary 22 at British Columbia 27 (31,347)
September 15-- Toronto 23 at British Columbia 28 (28,526)
September 8-- Montreal 10 at British Columbia 43 (29,734)
August 19--- Saskatchewan 5 at British Columbia 24 (34,343)
July 20-- Edmonton 27 at British Columbia 14 (28,335)
July 6-- Hamilton 36 at British Columbia 39 (25,109)
June 29-- Winnipeg 16 at British Columbia 33 (29,351)
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Pre season--24,871


Gibson's Players of the Week Archive for 2012



Our Archive of the selections for the Gibson's Players of the Week for the 2012 CFL Season.

For the Players of the Month selections for the 2012 season click here.

Week One (ending July 1)
Week Two (ending July8)
Week Three (ending July 14)
Week Four (ending July 21)
Week Five (ending July 28)
Week Six (ending August 6)
Week Seven (ending August 10)
Week Eight (ending August 21)
Week Nine (ending August 28)
Week Ten (ending September 4)
Week Eleven (ending September 9)
Week Twelve (ending September 16)
Week Thirteen (ending September 23)
Week Fourteen (ending September 29)
Week Fifteen (ending October 8)
Week Sixteen (ending October 14)
Week Seventeen (ending October 21)
Week Eighteen (ending October 28)
Week Nineteen (ending November 3)

Selections by Player

Darian Durant- Saskatchewan -- July 3
JC Sherritt- Edmonton -- July 3
Grant Shaw- Edmonton -- July 3
Jon Cornish- Calgary-- July 3

Brandon Whitaker- Montreal - July 10
Adam Bighill - British Columbia - July 10
Larry Taylor- Calgary Stampeders - July 10
Andrew Harris- British Columbia- July 10

Anthony Calvillo- Montreal - July 17
Jerald Brown-- Montreal Alouettes-- July 17
Chris Williams-- Hamilton Tiger Cats -- July 17
Shea Emry-- Montreal Alouettes-- July 17

Henry Burris- Calgary - July 21
Joe Burnett- Edmonton - July 21
Justin Palardy - Winnipeg - July 21
Andy Fantuz - Hamilton -July 21

Henry Burris - Calgary - July 31 (2nd selection this year)
J. C. Sherritt- Edmonton- July 31 (2nd selection this year)
Daryl Townsend - Montreal - July 31
Andrew Harris- British Columbia - July 31 (2nd selection this year)

Brandon Whitaker - Montreal - August 7 (2nd selection this year)
Adam Bighill-- British Columbia- August 7 (2nd selection this year)
Sean Whyte-- Montreal Alouettes-- August 7
James Yurichuk-- Toronto Argonauts -- August 7

Jon Cornish -- Calgary Stampeders -- August 14
Jon Cornish  -- Calgary Stampeders - August 14 (2nd selection this year)
J. C. Sherritt -- Edmonton Eskimos --(3rd selection this year)
Larry Taylor -- Calgary Stampeders -- August 14 (2nd selection this year)

Joey Elliot-- Winnipeg Blue Bombers -- August 21
Alex Hall-- Winnipeg Blue Bombers-- August 21
Chris Williams -- Hamilton Tiger Cats-- August 21(2nd selection this year)
Cauchy Muamba-- British Columbia Lions-- August 21

S.J. Green-- Montreal Alouettes -- August 28
Charleston Hughes-- Calgary Stampeders -- August 28
Chris Williams-- Hamilton Tiger Cats -- August 28 (3rd selection this year)
Jon Cornish -- Calgary Stampeders -- August 28 (3rd selection this year)

Chad Owens-- Toronto Argonauts-- September 5
Ahmad Caroll-- Toronto Argonauts-- September 5
Chris Williams-- Hamilton Tiger Cats -- September 5 (4th selection this year)
Jon Cornish-- Calgary Stampeders -- September 5 (4th selection this year)

Chad Kackert-- Toronto Argonauts-- September 11
Jason Vega-- Winnipeg Blue Bombers-- September 11
Demond Washington-- Winnipeg Blue Bombers-- September 11
Jon Cornish-- Calgary Stampeders -- September 11 (5th selection this year)

Travis Lulay-- British Columbia Lions -- September 18
Brock Campbell-- Hamilton Tiger Cats-- September 18
Tim Brown-- British Columbia Lions-- September 18
Shawn Gore-- British Columbia Lions-- September 18

Chad Simpson-- Winnipeg Blue Bombers-- September 25
Adam Bighill-- British Columbia Lions-- September 25 (3rd selection this year)
Trent Guy-- Montreal Alouettes-- September 25
Henoc Muamba-- Winnipeg Blue Bombers-- September 25

Henry Burris-- Hamilton Tiger Cats -- October 2 (3rd selection this year)
Adam Bighill-- British Columbia Lions-- October 2 (4th selection this year)
Trent Guy-- Montreal Alouettes-- October 2 (2nd selection this year)
Jon Cornish-- Calgary Stampeders -- October 2 (6th selection this year)

Joey Elliott-- Winnipeg Blue Bombers-- October 10 (2nd selection this year)
Chris Thompson-- Edmonton Eskimos-- October 10
Sandro DeAngelis-- Saskatchewan Roughriders -- October 10
Andrew Harris-- British Columbia Lions-- October 10 (Third selection this year)

Hugh Charles-- Edmonton Eskimos -- October 16
Shea Emry-- Montreal Alouettes-- October 16
Grant Shaw-- Edmonton Eskimos -- October 16 (2nd selection this year)
Shea Emry-- Montreal Alouettes-- October 16 (3rd selection this year)

Jamel Richardson-- Montreal Alouettes-- October 23
Keon Raymond-- Calgary Stampeders-- October 23
Weston Dressler-- Saskatchewan Roughriders-- October 23
Jon Cornish-- Calgary Stampeders-- October 23 (7th selection this year)

Ricky Ray-- Toronto Argonauts-- October 30
Anwar Stewart-- Calgary Stampeders -- October 30
Tim Brown-- British Columbia Lions-- October 30
Andre Durie-- Toronto Argonauts-- October 30

Henry Burris-- Hamilton Tiger Cats-- November 6 (4th selection this year)
JC Sherritt-- Edmonton Eskimos-- November 6 (4th selection this year)
Swayze Waters,--Toronto Argonauts-- November 6
Heno Muamba-- Winnipeg Blue Bombers-- November 6 (2nd selection this year)

Selections by Team

Montreal --------------- 13
Toronto ---------------- 7
Hamilton --------------  10 
Winnipeg -------------- 9
Saskatchewan --------- 3
Edmonton -------------- 9
Calgary ----------------- 13
British Columbia ------ 12

Repeat Winners this year



Adam Bighill- British Columbia (4)
Tim Brown - British Columbia (2)
Henry Burris - Calgary (4)
Jon Cornish - Calgary (7)
Joey Elliott- Winnipeg (2)
Shea Emry- Montreal (3)
Trent Guy - Montreal (2)
Andrew Harris- British Columbia (3)
Henoc Muamba- Winnipeg (2)
Grant Shaw- Edmonton (2)
J. C. Sherritt - Edmonton (4)
Larry Taylor - Calgary (2)
Brandon Whitaker - Montreal (2)
Chris Williams -- Hamilton (4)



CFL Week by Week Review 2012

Our Archive of the week to week in the CFL, links to our preview page, reviews of the weekend action and a link to our attendance tracker for the CFL season.

The Division Finals (November 18)

The Division Semi Finals (November 11) Twelve Men Review

Regular Season Week Nineteen (November 1-3) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Eighteen (October 26-28) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Seventeen (October 19-20) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Sixteen (October 12-14) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Fifteen (October 5-8) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Fourteen (September 28-29) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Thirteen (September 21-23) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Twelve (September 14-16) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Eleven (September 7-9) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Ten (August 31-Sept 3) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Nine (August 23-27) No Twelve Men Review on vacation
Regular Season Week Eight (August 16-19) No Twelve Men Review on vacation
Regular Season Week Seven (August 9-10) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Six (August 3-6) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Five (July 26-28) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Four (July 18-21) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Three (July 12-14) Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week Two (July 6-8)  Twelve Men Review
Regular Season Week One (June 29-July 1) Twelve Men Review

CFL Attendance Tracker

News items on the Proposed Ottawa Franchise 2012

Items of interest on the proposed franchise in Ottawa.

June 28-- Ottawans ready for kickoff
June 28-- As CFL kicks off again, Ottawa shrugs
June 26-- Grey Cup coming to Ottawa
April 30-- Ottawa on track to rejoin CFL: Mark Cohon

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Twelve Men Features: British Columbia Lions

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the British Columbia Lions

July 25-- Mr. Cohon lowers the gavel on Khalif Mitchell, but appeal is pending
July 6-- Celebrating Geroy

Twelve Men Features: Calgary Stampeders

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the Calgary Stampeders

Twelve Men Features: Edmonton Eskimos

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the Edmonton Eskimos

Twelve Men Features: Saskatchewan Roughriders

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the Saskatchewan Roughriders

July 19-- A Rider Nation celebration
July 4-- Durant is looking to change the dynamic in Saskatchewan

Twelve Men Features: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Twelve Men Features: Hamilton Tiger Cats

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the Hamilton Tiger Cats

Twelve Men Features: Toronto Argonauts

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the Toronto Argonauts

July 17-- Rebuilding the Argo brand for a new generation

Twelve men Features: Montreal Alouettes

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the Montreal Alouettes

Twelve Men Features: Proposed Ottawa franchise

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the proposed Ottawa franchise

Twelve Men Features: CFL Head Office

Links to those items we have worked on regarding the CFL Head Office

July 21-- Another chance for an American close up

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Canadian Football League


Proposed Ottawa Franchise

A collection of items of note for 2012 about the proposed CFL franchise for Ottawa for 2014.

News items on the proposed Ottawa franchise for 2012
Twelve Men Posts on the Ottawa franchise for 2012

Toronto Argonauts


Montreal Alouettes


Hamilton Tiger Cats


Winnipeg Blue Bombers


Saskatchewan Roughriders