Canadian Football League

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Canadian Football League Week # 7 Picks


Stamps Vs Eskimos

The first of three meetings in five weeks between the two teams.
The Stamps have been at home for a couple of weeks and have not looked great.

Eskimos by 6

Lions Vs Argos

Over one year since the Argos have won at home. They have to win some time. right?
New starting QB will either lift them or destroy them, the question is which one?

Lions by 12

Als Vs Bombers

Will the Als be over confident after shutting out the Argos? Probably not.

But on a wild guess

Bombers by 4

Ti-Cats Vs Riders

The Riders get back on track. End of story.

Riders by 17

Last Week 3-1 Over-All 12-12

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Former Canadian Football League Player Facing 25 Years In Prison

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been convicted of assault and other felony charges in San Diego.

A Superior Court jury found Phillips guilty Tuesday of seven counts. Phillips had been accused of choking his girlfriend on two occasions in August 2005, once into unconsciousness.

He faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced next month. Phillips already is serving a 10-year sentence for hitting three teenagers with his car in Los Angeles.

Phillips was once one of the nation's top college football players at Nebraska. The St. Louis Rams released him for insubordination in 1997. He went on to play for the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers, and spent time in NFL Europe and the Canadian Football L

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Canadian Football League Player Of The Week Winners

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers' rally came up short on Saturday, but their late efforts didn't go unnoticed.

Two members of the Bombers were named Tuesday as Canadian Football League players of the week, with running back Fred Reid earning offensive player honours, while defensive tackle Doug Brown earned the nod as top Canadian.

Hamilton linebacker Markeith Knowlton was named the top defensive player, while B.C. Lions kicker Sean Whyte was selected as the special teams player.

Winnipeg fell behind the Calgary Stampeders 23-3 during Saturday night's game in Calgary, but they roared back in the second half to make a game of it. Only a last-minute interception ended the comeback bid, as the Stamps went on for a 31-23 victory.

Reid was one of the sparkplugs in the second half, picking up 150 yards rushing, 23 yards through the air, and a pair of touchdowns. He finished the game with 167 yards on the ground.

Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo was the runner-up for the award.

Brown picked up seven tackles and two quarterback sacks for the Bombers defence, which have up 30 points during the first three quarters, but allowed just a single point in the fourth quarter.

Saskatchewan wide receiver Rob Bagg was also considered for the award.

In Hamilton, Knowlton was dominant defensively, as he picked up 11 tackles, an interception and a fumble return in Saturday's 28-21 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos. He helped to hold Edmonton to just three points in the second half as the Ticats improved to 4-2 on the year.

Montreal defensive tackle Jermaine McElveen was the runner-up.

In B.C., the Lions ended a two-game losing streak with a 35-20 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders, with Whyte doing plenty of damage.

The rookie kicker was 4-for-4 in field goals, hitting on attempts of 44, 43, 33, and 19 yards. He also converted all three Lions' touchdowns and finished the game with 15 points.

Whyte's teammate, receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen, and Edmonton running back/kick returner Arkee Whitlock also received consideration for the honour.