With the CFL regular season kicking off next week, TSN gets fans ready for Canada's game with the CFL Preview Show on Monday at 8 p.m. ET live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV. Canada's Sports Leader will also air two prime-time CFL specials leading up to the preview show on Monday: Journey to the Grey Cup: The 2011 B.C. Lions at 7 p.m. ET and Top 50 CFL Players at 7:30 p.m. ET.
As the official broadcaster of the CFL, TSN is home to the league's entire 2012 season, including all regular season and playoff games and the 100th Grey Cup. Coverage begins with doubleheader action on Friday, June 29 featuring Saskatchewan at Hamilton at 7 p.m. ET, immediately followed by Winnipeg at B.C. at 10 p.m. ET on TSN. All games are available live on TSN Mobile TV and on-demand at TSN.ca.
JOURNEY TO THE GREY CUP: THE 2011 B.C. LIONS
Monday, June 25 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN Mobile TV
This special TSN production gives fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the roller-coaster ride that was the B.C. Lions season last year. From their 0-5 start to Grey Cup champions, Lions players including quarterback Travis Lulay and wide receivers Geroy Simon and Arland Bruce III provide an all-access glimpse into their lives as the season unfolds. Filmed using state-of-the-art RED cameras, Journey to the Grey Cup has stunning visuals of the CFL's Western Final and the 99th Grey Cup.
TOP 50 CFL PLAYERS
Monday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN Mobile TV
TSN's football experts, together with CFL sports writers from across the country, rank the league's best players during the Top 50 CFL Players. Dave Randorf hosts the 30-minute special alongside TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor and analyst Matt Dunigan, as they count down to the number one-ranked player and break down this year's list, which features eight new players in the Top 10 compared to last year. Fans can head online to comment on the list on TSN's Fan Page on Facebook or on Twitter using the #CFLTop50 hashtag. Last year's Top 50 CFL Players ignited debate amongst CFL players, coaches and executives alike over the players that made the buzz-worthy list.
CFL PREVIEW SHOW
Monday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV
TSN's special two-hour original production hits the gridiron hard with a complete look ahead to what is already shaping up to be one of the most interesting seasons in CFL history. Hosted by Dave Randorf, the CFL Preview Show brings together CFL ON TSN panellists Chris Schultz, Matt Dunigan, Jock Climie and Milt Stegall, as they break down all eight CFL teams with detailed reports and analysis – and predict which team will walk off the field with the Grey Cup.
TSN's game analyst Glen Suitor, TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor, and former Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive tackle Doug Brown provide additional insight and commentary throughout the show. Naylor also brings fans a feature on how running backs over the age of 30 are becoming an "endangered species" in football today.
Finally, Brian Williams stops by the studio to give fans a sneak peek at TSN's original documentary series, Engraved On A Nation: Storied of the Grey Cup, the CFL and Canada, which makes its debut in the fall. Commissioned by Bell Media, Engraved On A Nation celebrates the 100th Grey Cup with eight original documentaries demonstrating how the Grey Cup has become such an intrinsic part of Canadian heritage.