Canadian Football History

The Canadian Football League (CFL) has its origins back in 1958. It has two divisions: east and west. In the mid-1990s, it tried to expand into the US, but it failed. The Grey Cup is awarded to the team who wins the championship.

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Which is older CFL OR NFL?

In one sense the National Football League (NFL), which was founded in 1920, can make a claim to be older than the Canadian Football League (CFL). However, it is arguable that the present NFL can only date its current existence back to the amalgamation with the American Football League which took place in 1970.

The CFL was created in 1958. However, the CFL can trace its existence back to 1884 when the Canadian Rugby Football Union (CRFU) was established. The CRFU was reorganized as the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) in 1891. The CFL can trace its history directly back to 1884 and the CRFU.

The CFL was also an amalgamation of two leagues: the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) which was formed in 1907, and the Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU) which was formed in 1936. The WIFU was the successor to the Western Canada Rugby Football Union (WCRFU) which had been formed in 1911. Both the IRFU and the WCRFU predate the NFL.

[Note to football historians: The IRFU was much better known by its nickname, "The Big Four."]

The CRU was Canadian football's governing body. Both the IRFU and the WIFU were long standing members of the CRU. The CRU was instrumental in creating the CFL.

Two of the original IRFU teams, Hamilton Tigers and Toronto Argonauts, predate the IRFU by many years. The Hamilton Foot Ball Club was formed in 1868. Through amalgamations with other Hamilton football teams, it became today's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Toronto Argonaut Football Club, formed in 1873, is the same Toronto Argonaut Football Club presently in the CFL. (The Toronto Argonauts are the oldest professional football franchise in North America, older even than the Chicago/St Louis/Phoenix Cardinals.) Today's Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers were original WIFU and CFL teams.

The Grey Cup, the trophy awarded annually to the champions of the CFL, was first awarded to the 1909 Canadian football champions.

The very first game of North American football was played in Toronto.

Therefore, it is clear that Canadian football is older than the game presently played in the USA, and that the roots of the present CFL go back much farther than the roots of the NFL.

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Canadian Football History

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We will classify this new species as a mammal.

How do you classify this, Mister Burns?

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High School Football
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Worst high school loss in football?

Centennial High School (0)vs Beechcroft High School (96) in Columbus, OH. Friday, October 10, 2008. It was Centennial High schools Homecoming game. At the buzzer the scoreboard read 96-0 but what should 've said 102-0 seeing how the Beedhcroft Cougars found a little bit of compassion for the Stars and kneed the ball four time on the one yard line. Both of the last two quarters were shortened.

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What does STT stand for in CFL stats?

The DFL acronymn STT = Special Teams Tackle. It took me a while to figure it out too :-)

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Grey Cup
Canadian Football History

What non-Canadian team won the Grey Cup?

On November 19, 1995, the Baltimore Stallions won the 83rd Grey Cup Game at Taylor Field in Regina, defeating the Calgary Stampeders by a score of 37-20.

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What was the coldest CFL game?

Not the record, but cold. -17 degrees Celsius. 1991 Grey Cup- Toronto Argonauts 36, Calgary Stampeders 21

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Grey Cup
Canadian Football History

Who has won grey cup at home?

Toronto Argonauts, a lot. Toronto has hosted the Grey Cup 47 times and a lot of those times a team from Toronto won, most recently the Argos in 2012. But Hamilton Tiger-Cats also won in Hamilton in 1972, Montréal in Montréal in 1977, BC in Vancouver in 1994 and 2011, and Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina in 2013

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How do you make a football hot?

Kiss it tenderly, tickle it behind the knees and blow behind the ears.

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Football - Canadian
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What is percentage of Canadian players in the CFL?

19 of the 40 must be Canadian born...... Shoes

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When did Canadian football start?

The first documented football game in North America was played at the University of Toronto on November 9, 1861. The game of football was introduced into the United States by a team from Montreal's McGill University when they played against Harvard on May 15, 1874. The game of football in the United States has its origins in that game. Two teams currently in the Canadian Football League, the Hamilton Tigers (1869) and the Toronto Argonauts (1873), were already in existence by that time. The Hamilton Tigers much later amalgamated with the Hamilton Wildcats to form the present-day Hamilton Tiger-Cats. By comparison, the oldest professional team in the US, the Arizona Cardinals, was not established until 1898.

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Canadian Football History

Who created the cfl?

No one created the CFL instead there was a group of people who came up with the idea

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Who holds the record for second most career rushing yards in the NFL?

As of the start of the 2007 season, Walter Payton has the second most career rushing yards in NFL history with 16,726. Emmitt Smith is first with 18,355 and Barry Sanders is third with 15,269.

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Who has played in a super bowl grey cup and Rose Bowl?

Gerran Walker, started his career in michigan State and in his second year there, they won the rose bowl. After his college years he was immeaditly transfered to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007. After that year he was sent to play in the CFL where he was drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. he played in regina in 2009 and participated in the grey cup.

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Canadian Football History

Did Archie Manning play in Canadian football league?

yes

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Grey Cup
Canadian Football History
Saskatchewan Roughriders

How many times have the roughriders won the grey cup?

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won the cup 4 times, most recently in 2013. However, you might have been thinking of the Ottawa Rough Riders (spelled differently as you see). They won the Grey Cup 9 times.

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Football - Canadian
Canadian Football History

What year did the CFL football first have stripes?

For night games in the West during the 1950s, a yellow football was used that had a black stripe around each end. The lighting in the stadiums was nowhere as bright as it is today, and a yellow ball was much easier for players, officials and fans to see.

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Single game CFL rushing record for a quarterback?

Nealon Greene july16 1999 - 180 yds

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Did James Naismith invent the football helmet?

many have said that he did but a lot of people and scientist say he didnt. its up in the air

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Grey Cup
Canadian Football History

Who was the MVP of the 1937 Grey Cup final?

My father actually did play in the 1937 Grey Cup Game, his first of seven Grey Cup appearances, but I'll resist the temptation to claim he was the MVP of the game. In fact no MVP awards were made back in the 30s. Record keeping was minimal, and was generally restricted to scoring. The first Grey Gup MVP award went to Charlie Sheppard of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1959.

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Who is 'Doug' Flutie?

Douglas Richard "Doug" Flutie (born October 23rd, 1962) is a former football quarterback in Canada and America.

In fact, he is the first non-Canadian to be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, on May 8th of 2007.

He was awarded the coveted Heisman Trophy as well as the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984 while playing for Boston College.

During a game against Miami on November 23rd, 1984, he threw a "Hail Mary" pass that resulted in a touchdown. Newly-dubbed a "Hail Flutie", it is considered to be one of the greatest moments in college football AND American sports history.

He and his wife, Laurie, established The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in honor of their son Doug Jr., who has autism. Profits from the sales of the breakfast cereal "Flutie Flakes" benefit this organization.

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Grey Cup
Canadian Football History

How many grey cups has Winnipeg won?

Ten as stated in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Wiki

Grey Cup wins 1935, 1939, 1941, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1984, 1988, 1990

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Grey Cup
Canadian Football History

How many grey cups have Montreal won?

Montréal Alouettes have won seven, most recently in 2010. But Montréal AAA won in 1931 and the 1944 Grey Cup winners were the Ste Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy Combines, a team made up of sailors who were stationed at naval bases in and near Montréal. That makes a total of nine Montréal Grey Cups.

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Who is number 11 on the cardinals football team?

Larry Fitzgerald

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When was football first founded?

it was founded in 1863 ================ The first recorded football game in North America was played in Toronto, Canada, in 1861.

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