Canadian Football League

There are 4 main versions of Gridiron Football: the traditional 11v11 game played in USA, a 12v12 version of the game played in Canada, and a 8v8 version of the game played Indoors on converted Ice Hockey Arenas.

Bibliography

[1] Professional Football Researchers Association (2011) “No Christian End!” The Early History of Professional Football. pg. 23-32. PFRA Publications. Connecticut.

Bristol (White) v Greendell (Green)

With the first tour of Ireland and Britain in 1994 Canadian teams have been playing Irish teams at American Football, with Canadian rules thrown in.

Picture Credit: [7] Irish American Football Association (2013) Bristol (White) and Greendell (Green) at Tallaght Stadium [Internet] Available from:https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/gbowl8-650×487.jpg [Accessed 8 November 2019]

Irish-born Canadian Football Players

Irish-born Canadian Football Players

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Pre-season 2022

Saskatchewan Roughriders v Edmonton Eskimoes 2008 October 25

Picture Credit: Shutterstock / Scott Prokop (2008) REGINA – OCT 25: Canadian Football League game featuring the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimoes. October 25, 2008 in Regina, Canada. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/regina-oct-25-canadian-football-league-45333349 [Accessed 4 May 2021]

The 12v12 version of the game played in Canada differs from American Football not only in the number of players allowed on the field at any one time (12 in a Canadian Football team versus 11 in an American Football team), but also in the size of the field (a Canadian Football field is 110 yards long with two 20-yard endzones, while an American Football field is 100 yards long with two 15 yard endzones). Canadian Football teams also have only three downs (attempts) in which to gain 10 yards or the ball is turned over as opposed to four downs in American Football. There is also the possibility of scoring a “Rouge” in Canadian Football – this happens when the ball is kicked through the back of the endzone, and is worth one point.

Canadian Football League Major Era 1956-Present

CFL 1956-Present

Grey Cup

Canadian Football League Grey Cup Champions 1909-Present

Canadian Football League (Overviews):

Canadian Football League 2001-2009

Canadian Football League 1993-1995

Canadian Football League 1956-1960

Canadian Football League (Seasons):

109th Grey Cup: TBC

108th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25

2020 2019 

Canadian Football League (Preseasons):

Irish-Born Tadgh Leader played for Hamilton Tiger-Cats

2021 2019

Canadian Football League Timelines:

Canadian Football League Timeline 1873-2021

Canadian Football League Timeline 1869-present

Canadian Football League Expansion 1869-present

Saskatchewan Roughriders v Edmonton Eskimoes 2008 October 25

Picture Credit: Shutterstock / Scott Prokop (2008) REGINA – OCT 25: Canadian Football League game featuring the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimoes. October 25, 2008 in Regina, Canada. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/regina-oct-25-canadian-football-league-45333349 [Accessed 4 May 2021]

The 12v12 version of the game played in Canada differs from American Football not only in the number of players allowed on the field at any one time (12 in a Canadian Football team versus 11 in an American Football team), but also in the size of the field (a Canadian Football field is 110 yards long with two 20-yard endzones, while an American Football field is 100 yards long with two 15 yard endzones). Canadian Football teams also have only three downs (attempts) in which to gain 10 yards or the ball is turned over as opposed to four downs in American Football. There is also the possibility of scoring a “Rouge” in Canadian Football – this happens when the ball is kicked through the back of the endzone, and is worth one point.

Canadian Football League Major Teams

CFL 1956-Present

Canadian Football League

CFL Eastern Division (2021-2022)

Irish-born Tadgh Leader (Hamilton Tiger-Cats Preseason 2022)

CFL Western Division (2021-2022)

CFL v NFL Cartoon

Picture Credit: [2] Ninety-Nine Yards, Chris Lawton (2020) An International Fixture: When the CFL played teams from other leagues [Internet] Available from: https://i0.wp.com/ninetynineyards.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/04/ezgif.com-webp-to-jpg.jpg?w=824 [Accessed 14 May 2020]