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December 12, 2021 7:33 pm  #31


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

Dale Patterson wrote:

paterson1 wrote:

Dale Patterson wrote:


None of these players are good enough to play in the big league. That's the very definition of minor league.
 

Lots of NFL players had their start in the CFL, and many more than just Doug Flutie.  NFL and CFL are different leagues with different rules  One league is not all bad and amateurish and the other all great and fantastic.  Both leagues have their good and bad areas.  Here is a list of Canadians currently playing in the NFL...And most if not  all of these players would have initially played the Canadian game.. 
https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nfl/news/laurent-duvernay-tardif-chase-claypool-canada-2021-nfl/145bcrh1qdy0p1jbpv43zafa0o

>> And most if not  all of these players would have initially played the Canadian game.

So we agree on something - the Canadian league is just a feeder league for the NFL. That's what I thought.
 

Who said anything about a feeder league?  You didn't and neither did I . But players from both the CFL and NFL have gone to the other league as Broodcaster pointed out.  My point was that many CFL players have gone on to play in the NFL which proves they were and are good enough to play in the "big league."

 

December 12, 2021 8:57 pm  #32


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

the bills-bucs was a great game. 

 

December 12, 2021 9:06 pm  #33


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

apparently it's on ESPN2 in the U.S.

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December 12, 2021 9:07 pm  #34


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

Dale Patterson wrote:

paterson1 wrote:

Dale Patterson wrote:


None of these players are good enough to play in the big league. That's the very definition of minor league.
 

Lots of NFL players had their start in the CFL, and many more than just Doug Flutie.  NFL and CFL are different leagues with different rules  One league is not all bad and amateurish and the other all great and fantastic.  Both leagues have their good and bad areas.  Here is a list of Canadians currently playing in the NFL...And most if not  all of these players would have initially played the Canadian game.. 
https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nfl/news/laurent-duvernay-tardif-chase-claypool-canada-2021-nfl/145bcrh1qdy0p1jbpv43zafa0o

>> And most if not  all of these players would have initially played the Canadian game.

So we agree on something - the Canadian league is just a feeder league for the NFL. That's what I thought.
 

A “feeder league” would have a formal agreement with the NFL.
The CFL isn’t a minor league. It doesn’t feed into a league above it. It’s the highest league of three down football.
Being snarky doesn’t make you right.

 

December 12, 2021 9:12 pm  #35


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

Glad to see the Bills made a game of it   That was their Super Bowl

 

December 12, 2021 9:31 pm  #36


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

Arkells were great.  Should get airplay on A/C or top 40 radio.  For some reason they only show up on rock stations and indie radio.  .  

 

December 12, 2021 9:39 pm  #37


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

I watched some of it on ESPN2 here on this side of the border (but yesterday, I was on your side of the border briefly, for the first time in 23 months!)

 

December 12, 2021 9:41 pm  #38


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

TSN -TV has exclusive rights for all games.  I don't agree with that.  TSN radio has NFL games on Sundays.  Some TSN radio stations have local rights.
Even during the CFL play-offs, TSN radio carried the NFL.
An 11-station network is carrying the radio broadcast today of the Grey Cup.

 

December 12, 2021 9:57 pm  #39


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

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December 12, 2021 11:08 pm  #40


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

TIGER CATS LOSE! ALL IS RIGHT IN THE WORLD!  As an Argo fan, I am very pleased.

 

December 12, 2021 11:35 pm  #41


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

Not a classic game but a fun back & forth game to watch. 

The CFL Grey Cups are almost always exciting .. a triple touch interception to clinch the Bomber win !

 

December 13, 2021 3:07 am  #42


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

Tomas Barlow wrote:

Dale Patterson wrote:

paterson1 wrote:


Lots of NFL players had their start in the CFL, and many more than just Doug Flutie.  NFL and CFL are different leagues with different rules  One league is not all bad and amateurish and the other all great and fantastic.  Both leagues have their good and bad areas.  Here is a list of Canadians currently playing in the NFL...And most if not  all of these players would have initially played the Canadian game.. 
https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nfl/news/laurent-duvernay-tardif-chase-claypool-canada-2021-nfl/145bcrh1qdy0p1jbpv43zafa0o

>> And most if not  all of these players would have initially played the Canadian game.

So we agree on something - the Canadian league is just a feeder league for the NFL. That's what I thought.
 

A “feeder league” would have a formal agreement with the NFL.
The CFL isn’t a minor league. It doesn’t feed into a league above it. It’s the highest league of three down football.
Being snarky doesn’t make you right.

It's not a formal agreement, but in practice the better players do sometimes move up to the NFL making it a de facto feeder league. It works both ways, as players who are cut from NFL teams often find work in the CFL. As for being the highest league of three-down football, isn't it the only one?


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December 13, 2021 12:58 pm  #43


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Canadian college is also three down.  Same with high school. 

 

December 13, 2021 2:59 pm  #44


Re: Will You, Did You Watch The Grey Cup?

paterson1 wrote:

Canadian college is also three down.  Same with high school. 

Yes, and there are other leagues as well. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Junior_Football_League
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_Junior_Football_League