Canadian Football League

Friday, September 14, 2007

Canadian Football League Week # 12 Picks

CFL Week # 12 Picks

Als Vs. Eskimos

No AC and no Cahoon = No Chance. Despite the Eskimos numerous injuries, this
one is the Eskimos for the taking.

Eskimos by 13

Riders Vs. Stamps

The Stamps have put together a few wins and the Riders are a streaky team that
looked awful against Winnipeg last week.

Stamps by 12

Bombers Vs. Ti-Cats

Hamilton has one win this year, at home against Winnipeg. Despite Printers in
the line-up, you can expect the Bombers to get a giant amount of revenge.

Bombers by 16

Argos Vs. Lions

While the Argos have put together two straight wins, you have to consider
who they beat (Hamilton) before calling Bishop a hero.

Lions by 10

Last Week 2-2 Over-All 27-13

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Canadian Football League players of the week

Running back Jarrett Payton, who scored three touchdowns in the Montreal Alouettes’ 32-14 win over the B.C. Lions, and defensive back Kahlil Carter, who returned an interception for a touchdown in the Toronto Argonauts’ win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, are the CFL players of the week, the league announced Wednesday.
Payton, the son of former NFL great Walter Payton, was a unanimous selection by Canadian football broadcasters as offensive player of the week honours after rushing for 119 yards on a career-high 21 carries as the Alouettes defeated the Lions 32-14 on Sunday. Payton’s efforts helped Montreal bounce back from a 46-14 loss to the Lions a week earlier.
Carter, the defensive player of the week, returned a third-quarter interception 82 yards for a touchdown to help seal the Argonauts’ 35-22 win Saturday over the Ticats. Carter added seven tackles, raising his season total to 23.
Runner-up was his Argos teammate, linebacker Michael Fletcher.
The special teams player of the week was Ticats wide receiver Nate Curry, who fielded seven kickoffs for an average of 27.3 yards against the Argonauts. Curry also added three punt returns for a 9.3 yard average. Curry’s longest return was 60 yards and came on a third-quarter kickoff.
Runner-up was Alouettes kicker/punter Damon Duval.
The Canadian player of the week was Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Kamau Peterson, who six receptions for 117 yards in a 20-17 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Friday.
Runners-up were linebackers Scott Coe of the Stampeders and Kevin Eiben of the Argonauts.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Former Canadian Football League player new AFL2 Coach

The Manchester Wolves have called a 10 a.m. press conference for tomorrow to introduce Danton Barto as the arenafootball2 team's fifth head coach.
Barto, a former af2 championship winner and coach of the year with the Memphis Xplorers, comes to Manchester after one season in the Arena Football League as head coach of the Las Vegas Gladiators, with whom he went 2-14.
He succeeds Ben Bennett, who went 32-20 over three seasons and left the Wolves last week with his contract about to expire.
Bennett had brought stability to a position previously occupied by three different head coaches during the team's first year in New Hampshire, 2004.
After firing Rik Richards during the middle of the Wolves' first season and replacing him with Ron Hill for the remainder of the schedule, Manchester replaced Hill with Mark Stoute, who promptly resigned to take an assistant's position in the AFL.
With Bennett at the helm, the Wolves made three straight playoff appearances but won only one postseason game.
Barto won all his postseason games in 2005, including the af2 championship contest. Overall in Memphis, his teams went 46-36, with a 4-2 playoff record.
His brief stint in Las Vegas wasn't nearly as successful, as he struggled with a young team. After the Gladiators' record fell to 1-10, general manager Sam Jankovich announced the entire coaching staff would be replaced after the season.
Before a five-year professional playing career in the AFL and the Canadian Football League, Barto played college football at the University of Memphis, where he still holds the team record for career tackles (473).

Monday, September 10, 2007

Fans have vote on 2007 Canadian Football League All-Star Team

The Canadian Football League (CFL) and partner Future Shop are pleased to offer fans the first-ever chance to have a voice in selecting the CFL All-Stars. Beginning today, fans can log on to and to vote for their favourite players through the CFL Future Shop All-Star Balloting program. “Our players and our fans are the heart of the CFL,” said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. “Through this initiative with Future Shop, it allows us to bring these two groups closer together than ever before. We are excited to offer fans the very first fan balloting program and we look forward to having their voices heard.”Fans, alongside the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and eight CFL head coaches will vote to determine the East Division and West Division All-Star teams, which will be announced on October 24, 2007. From the divisional all-stars, fans will then have a second opportunity to vote with the FRC and head coaches to determine the CFL All-Stars. The 2007 CFL All-Star team will be announced during Grey Cup week in Toronto , Ontario.“Future Shop is excited to partner with the CFL as an official CFL sponsor and to bring the first ever online, interactive All-Star fan balloting,” said Anita Sehgal, Director of Marketing, Future Shop. In year’s past, voting members of the FRC have been responsible for selecting the all-stars, with the addition of head coaches in the past couple of seasons. This year, the fans’ votes will account for 25% of the final vote tally, while the FRC and CFL head coaches will account for the remaining 75%. Fans are limited to one vote per day and can vote for as many positions as they wish.The program also offers fans the chance to enter the CFL Future Shop All-Star Balloting contest, with prizes including CFL merchandise, Future Shop gift cards, a $2,500 Future Shop shopping spree and a trip for two to the 95th Grey Cup where the winner will be front and centre as the 2007 All-Stars are announced. The CFL Future Shop All-Star Balloting website was created and designed by Indusblue, a Toronto-based interactive marketing agency.