What is the CFL's deal with the military?

Re: What is the CFL's deal with the military?

by Dust » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:03 pm

What Chronic guy said. The CFL and the military have a long and storied connection going all the way back to World War 1. The stadium in Regina was named after Piffles Taylor who lost an eye after being shot down in WWI.

Call it cornball whatever you want, but that's just being ignorant.
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Re: What is the CFL's deal with the military?

by -Hammer- » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:27 am

The CFL and the military have long been linked at the hip, since the days of World War 1

This memorial still stands today in the Hamilton HAAA grounds.

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Nevermind the various military teams like the Hamilton Flying Wildcats, the RCAF Hurricanes or even the Montreal Alouettes who are named after RCAF Squadron 425.
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Re: What is the CFL's deal with the military?

by slimjim2 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:37 am

Dust wrote:What Chronic guy said. The CFL and the military have a long and storied connection going all the way back to World War 1. The stadium in Regina was named after Piffles Taylor who lost an eye after being shot down in WWI.

Call it cornball whatever you want, but that's just being ignorant.


Yes and I would prefer public buildings and airports be named after war heroes and not dead politicians.
It's all about political parties trying getting to name their airports/buildings etc after politicians from their own party, taxpayers/voters never get a say in it.

But I understand public stadiums now being sponsored, it does make sense if the sponsor is sinking millions into a stadium that the stadium would be named after the sponsor.

Interesting link between the Hamilton Wildcats and the Air Force - 424 Bomber Sqn was formed in WW2 and it was nicknamed the "Tiger" sqn and the tiger was painted on the bombers and many members of the squadron were from Hamilton.
http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/squadron_424.html
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