CFL Memories - The All-Star Game

It is unlikely ( nod gonna hoppon ) that we will ever see these games again .
CFLPA would not allow it anyway.

Yet for those of you who have followed the CFL as long as I have, this was always interesting.
No real point here, just a special time in CFL history.

Not the W-E games , but the games with the GC Champions vs All-Stars.
The chemistry of the best team vs the majority talent of the rest of the league.
There was also even a trophy. The CFL All-Star Cup.
There is a nice picture of Ron Lancaster hoisting it in the 1971 GC Program.

These were always played as the first pre-season game .

1970 - OTT 14 - CFL 35
1971 - MON 13 - CFL 30
1972 - CAL 23 - CFL 22
1973 - HAM 11 - CFL 22
1974 - OTT 25 - CFL 22
1988 - EDM 4 - CFL 15

Here's a report from the last one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Y-EN4gCl8

Roy Dewalt forgot how to play QB as soon as he put a W on his helmet.. The Bombers fluked out a Grey Cup with a guy who literally had 6 games of experience.... That was a strange season for sure.

he was never any good. he wouldn't have lasted long in BC if he didn't have the best ever receiver in the cfl.

For those who remember these games— were ratio rules followed?

I do remember going to the "73" All-Star game at Ivor Wynne,unfortunately I don't remember much or any of the game itself except for the fact that it was well attended and that the All-Stars won the game over the Ti-Cats.
Here is a cool pic I found of that 1973 All-Star team...pretty small team,only 30 players in total.note that the old scoreboard had the Cats and Riders still on it from the "72" Grey Cup.

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Peter Dalla Riva was MVP of the 73 All-Star game

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odd that the last All-Star game in '88 attracted a record crowd (27,573) and yet the league still pulled the plug on the Series.

Peter Dalla Riva & Terry Evanshen “72” All-Star game in Calgary.

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ticket from the “78” Game

“72” All-Star game program

“83” All-Star promo poster

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Commemorative Pin from last game played in “88”

“88” All-Star Ball cap

Thanks BoBo,

Great pictures. Poor Terry Evenshan.

One of the greatest receivers in CFL history and has no memory of any of it.

At least today he is healthy and can function normal.

Evanshen was always one of my favs,and I still have my old #25 Evanshen jersey from his time as a Ti-Cat. Actually I should clarify that my son now has the jersey, he never wears it but has it hanging on his wall in his bedroom :slight_smile:

The Terry Evanshen story is indeed a sad one to say the least,but as you say at least he is healthy and stable today. It wasn't always the case however and for those of you interested about his story I highly recommend finding a copy of the book or renting the movie of the same name called "The Man Who Lost Himself-The Terry Evanshen Story.

I fail to recall Terry Greer playing for the Lions.

:cowboy:

I can barely recall him playing for the browns :slight_smile:

I will never call a team that gets hot, outplays the opponent and scores more points a fluke.
An upset yes. Hard work is never a fluke.

I remember watching that 1988 All Star game I was in High School, I remember being excited to watch it, but damn what a boring game. I wasn't surprised there wasnt one in 89.

Injured his knee first training camp there. At least he stuck around long enought to get a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers. One af a precious few with both a Grey Cup and Super Bowl ring.

For the record, I think Fernandez was awesome, but IMO Greer was a little better. When Fernandez went down in '85, Ned Armour stepped up and the team didn't miss a beat. When Greer went down in '81, the Argos never recovered from it.

angelo - no problem with you preferring Greer, specially as an argo fan. Greer was good, but I would pick MF first for my team. FWIW- MF nfl stats quite a bit better. In cfl, pretty comparable.

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I can barely recall him playing for the browns :slight_smile:
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Injured his knee first training camp there. At least he stuck around long enought to get a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers. One af a precious few with both a Grey Cup and Super Bowl ring.

For the record, I think Fernandez was awesome, but IMO Greer was a little better. When Fernandez went down in '85, Ned Armour stepped up and the team didn't miss a beat. When Greer went down in '81, the Argos never recovered from it.
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Greer had a huge 3rd down catch for the 49ers during their 1988 season at the Rams, a key play that set up the win. 49ers were only 10-6 that year, so every game was big as it turned out. So Greer helped the 49ers get to the Super Bowl that year and he got another ring the following year with the team. Not bad to say you caught passes from Joe Montana, coached by Bill Walsh and picked up a Grey Cup and 2 Super Bowl rings.

Great question.

No they did not follow the ratio rule as they were not an official team.
Just straight up best players vs champions

I can barely recall him playing for the browns :slight_smile:
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Injured his knee first training camp there. At least he stuck around long enought to get a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers. One af a precious few with both a Grey Cup and Super Bowl ring.

For the record, I think Fernandez was awesome, but IMO Greer was a little better. When Fernandez went down in '85, Ned Armour stepped up and the team didn't miss a beat. When Greer went down in '81, the Argos never recovered from it.
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Greer had a huge 3rd down catch for the 49ers during their 1988 season at the Rams, a key play that set up the win. 49ers were only 10-6 that year, so every game was big as it turned out. So Greer helped the 49ers get to the Super Bowl that year and he got another ring the following year with the team. Not bad to say you caught passes from Joe Montana, coached by Bill Walsh and picked up a Grey Cup and 2 Super Bowl rings.
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Well I guess if Chris Mathews had had a career ending injury on his onside kick recovery and the Sewhawks went on to win the Superbowl without him, that you would consider his NFL career more successful than Fernandez's as well

The CFLPA is the primary reason we ever had all-star games as a good chunk of the revenues, if not all of them, went to their pension fund. Whenever the idea of an all-star game has come up over the years, it is invariably the CFLPA who raises it.