I’m from the States, but for many years I’ve gravitated to the Canadian game (for many reasons). This 2023 season only cements my love for the CFL (and my growing disdain for the NFL).
Sure, the 3 down game is much more exciting. And the wider field helps in that regard. But it also means to me that the players value the name on the front far more than on the back. It also means a much more balanced place in Canadian life, compared to how the NFL exists across the border.
Watching EVERY CFL game this year, thanks to CFL+ and CBS Sports has only grown my appreciation for a brand of football that is far more enjoyable to me. Whether it’s the opening week, the Labour Day Weekend, the Banjo Bowl, and everything else CFL makes for a special summer and fall for me here in Texas.
While the Ti-Cats come first in my book, I hope the best for the Bombers, Lions, Als, and even the Double Blue and their fans. I know this Grey Cup game and celebration will be the proudly Canadian event that it always has been.
You picked a good team to support . Many games this year have been cliff hangers . Our Cats were ravaged by injuries this year but there’s no quit in the boys . We’ll be back next year and the Cats will be bigger and better .
Rcssds82, though you show great taste in football…you lack good options in your choice of a team, Oskie not not. Lol.
Always great to have Americans express their opinions on the CFL. Strap your on seat belt, the fun is not over just yet, with any luck were in for 3 more fantastic games.
Now what can I do to sway you over to the Bombers side.
Actually, nothing is needed to sway me. I’ve liked the Bombers for quite a while. They have so many players that I enjoy watching, the best coach in the CFL, and I’m definitely pulling for them to hoist the Grey Cup as 2023 Champions (In fact, I’m wearing my Milt Stegall jersey now, as I get ready for the big games today. I’d like to see Les Alouettes win, as doubtful as it might be.
My sentiments, exactly, Oskie! I live in New Mexico and have found myself watching more and more CFL, and less and less NFL lately. I graduated from the University of Toronto way back when, so, I’m a long time Argos fan, and I’m still in a state of denial about last week’s debacle. That said, I’ll be rooting for Montreal, which is probably my favorite city in North America.
Earlier this season, my wife walked in while I was watching a CFL game, the one from Halifax. She said, “Watching football, at this time of year?” I explained it’s Canadian, and they start the season in June, for obvious reasons. She’s not a big fan. but does know a bit about football. After watching for a few minutes, she said, “Hmm, the field looks bigger, and the players look smaller.”
I replied, “Yeah, that about sums it up.” Allons y, Montreal! Great season all around. I hope they put a team in the Maritimes soon.
My mention of Carrie and Taylor was an attempt at humour. Been watching the CFL and especially the Cats since the early 60’s. I subsribe to TSN to watch the CFL. Only occasionally watch the NFL when there’s nothing else to do. Go Als go.
What a terrible thing to say to a Cats fan LasVegasLes. After I stop laughing with glee at the prospect of the Bombers crushing Hamilton’s Grey Cup aspirations yet again I’ll wag my finger in righteous disapproval. I promise. Just let me catch my breath. Oh man my stomach hurts right now.
Maaax, your finger wag is duly noted. I’ll also use this message to point out how wrong I was about this edition of the Grey Cup. The Bombers have been to four Grey Cups in a row. The won the first two and lost the last two. I think they should have at least won three and probably all four. Tough losses. On a brighter note, let’s hope those Cats win the East next year.
Anything can happen in Battling Tops… I mean… the CFL.
IMHO your Cats will probably have to get out from under BLM’s contract and devote some of that moola towards bigger/better pass protection (and maybe a top notch receiver or two) right off the bat if they wanna give their next QB (or the ones you already have) a chance to “win the East next year”.
As for my Bombers, they’ll have to start getting younger quick at a couple of key positions if they wanna keep that ‘dynasty’ rolling. It could all unravel very quickly next season if we don’t stay one step ahead of Father Time.