By: Greg Urbanoski

Gearing up for CFL Week and Combine

March 1, 2018 - 8:59am

The dust has mostly settled from CFL free agency with a few interesting people remaining, but now the focus is shifting to the CFL Week in Winnipeg March 22-25 which will include the CFL Combine March 24-25.

I took in the initial CFL Week in Regina and it was a great experience for the old and new fan alike. The event is free, so CFL Fans in Winnipeg have no excuse not to take in the exhibits, player panels and then indulging their inner General Manager by watching the CFL Combine.

WTF Friday in CFL!

February 3, 2018 - 11:07am

The memo from Commissioner Randy Ambrosie to create  more interest in the CFL in the off-season appears to be having an impact.

With 11 days and counting until the start of CFL free agency, teams looking to get into a position to capitalize felt obligated to make moves to clear room to sign important pieces.

Riders Going Grey Cup or Bust in 2018!

January 22, 2018 - 12:43pm

The news Monday from Riderville was a bit like Christmas in January – the Riders announced they signed Duron Carter to a year contract and he was talking about his best chance to win the Grey Cup was going to come in Saskatchewan.

All of this seems to follow the message from CFL Commissionaire Randy Ambrosie that the CFL this off-season will do what is needed to keep the CFL in the public eye instead of hibernating until June.

So far consider it mission accomplished.

Quarterback Roulette in Saskatchewan and the CFL

January 4, 2018 - 3:01pm

Well it seems CFL teams definitely got the message from Commissioner Randy Ambrosie to put some thought into making the off-season interesting for fans and sports observers.

One of the interesting questions was how quarterbacking situations would change and develop around the league this off-season. The defending Grey Cup Champion Toronto Argonauts kicked things off with a trade with the Edmonton Eskimos for back-up James Franklin who was looking at exploring free agency and a possible starting position elsewhere.

CFL offseason promises a lot of change

December 2, 2017 - 9:49am

One of the great what-if questions for me in the CFL 2017 season would have been taking in the 2017 Eastern Final.

Seeing the Riders in BMO Field is on my CFL bucket list, but I have to admit I was not really expecting them to make it to Toronto a couple of weeks ago. The trick of figuring out how to work this work-wise while trying to navigate the extornist Canadian airline air fares was more than I could muster.

No shame in being wrong and no sense in whining about Rider season

November 22, 2017 - 8:57am Updated: November 22, 2017 - 6:29pm

I remember at the start of the 2017 season, after watching the Riders absolutely suck in an exhibition game loss against the BC Lions, that this team would be lucky to make it to another 5-13 season.

Then when the Riders went to BC and went down 30-0 before getting two late touchdowns, I was filled with “righteous wrath and furious anger” as Pulp Fiction put it as the Riders fell to 2-4. Then BC came to town, the Riders won 41-8, and stranger things started to unfold.