As If It Wasn’t Bad Enough Just Being A CFL Fan

For the first time in 56 years, the Grey Cup, the championship game of the CFL, won’t be broadcast on free television in Canada today. To get a sense of what that’s like, picture Roger Goodell pulling a power play and making sure the Super Bowl is only shown on the NFL Network. But […]


Life Expectancy For Pro Linemen? How About 52?

Everyone who straps on the shoulder pads and ties their cleats wants to make it to the NFL one day. That’s where fortunes are made and men who are such athletic freaks of nature that they’re barely classifiable as human are revered. Sure, you’d get hurt, but you’d be good enough at football that you’d […]


Speed Read: Rising NHLer KO’d By Evil Golf Cart

Validating those of you out there who think the Ryder Cup is more dangerous than the NHL, it was reported on Tuesday night that St. Louis Blues defenseman Erik Johnson suffered what appears to be a season ending knee injury while golfing last week. The 20-year-old Johnson, one of the bright young defensive stars in […]


Spidey Senses Detect Dumb Post-TD Celebration

Tempers flared during the Toronto Argonauts’ 34-31 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Monday. The trigger? According to the NATIONAL POST, it was when Argonauts receiver Arland Bruce III did the unthinkable: he put on a Spider-Man mask after scoring a touchdown.

That might sound trivial to you, but understand: he did this in Hamilton. Hamilton! […]


Football Coach Motivates Team By Wielding Knife

Football coaches are always reinventing themselves, finding new and interesting ways to motivate their players. Much of that has to do with the competitive nature of the sport — the NFL is often referred to as a copy-cat league, and I’m guessing that the CFL isn’t much different. Teams are quick to adopt a scheme […]


US Air Force About-Faces on Deal with CFL Player

When high school athletes commit to colleges, they can generally find a way to get out, if they want, of those commitments. It leaves a little leeway for stuff like coaching changes, etc. Of course, when you ink with Uncle Sam and one of his branches of the armed forces, yeah … not so much.

Ross […]


Photos Lead CFL Cheerleading Coach to Resign

On July 13th, THE BIG LEAD unearthed some tremendous photos of the Canadian Football League’s most photogenic ambassadors, the Winnipeg Blue Lightning. Within hours, the gallery of photos that featured members of the squad doing what cheerleaders do when they’re not standing on the side of a 110-yard football field cheering for guys who weren’t […]


Vanderjagt Still Vexed By Kicking Concerns In CFL

Mike Vanderjagt, the one-time king of the NFL kicking community, continues to botch his booting attempts while north of the border.

The ex-Colt & ex-Cowboy, who lost his roster spots after some poor on-field performances, is trying his luck with the Toronto Argonauts with the CFL. But in last week’s season opener against the Winnipeg Blue […]


Proof: Majority Of Canadians Still Without Internet

So ESPN mainstay Chris Berman was tapped to announce the first two rounds of the U.S. Open next week, and aside from the golf folks at Torrey Pines putting on the event, no one’s really happy about that.

Compare that to the populace in Canada, who were only too happy to welcome the burly, balding broadcaster […]


Ex-Bengal Warrick’s CFL Career Lasts One Week

Peter Warrick’s plan to continue playing pro ball has petered out, as the ex-Cincinnati Bengal has been released by his Canadian Football League club - only a week after joining the team.

TSN reports that the Montreal Alouettes decided to bid adieu to their recent acquisition on Tuesday, just seven days after signing the receiver. Guess […]