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2017 #CFL season

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Jim, I'm not aware of anyone in the league who has a 'fro.  For a number of years, many of the black guys have worn braids.

The last word I've seen is that no one in the league expects Kaepernick to sign with a CFL team.
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/alouettes-put-qb-colin-kaepernick-on-negotiation-list/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/26/alouettes-gm-kavis-reed-contacts-qb-colin-kaepernick/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/28/nfl-source-on-colin-kaepernick-to-the-cfl-zero-percent-chance-he-comes-up/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/28/alouettes-gm-kavis-reed-still-waiting-hear-back-kaepernick-camp/#comments

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However, Johnny Manziel's agent has formally requested that Hamilton offer Manziel a contract.  It is widely believed that Manziel will play in the CFL next year.
http://3downnation.com/2016/08/26/espn-orridge-create-manziel-size-mess-cfl/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/07/18/3down-podcast-whataboutkaren-johnny-manziel-ticats-tensions/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/14/ticats-granted-extension-multiple-teams-express-interest-manziel/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/johnny-football-talk-not-focus-ticats-get-set-riders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/16/time-stop-talking-johnny-manziel/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/17/cfl-extends-deadline-ticats-offer-johnny-manziel-contract/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/27/commissioner-decides-keep-johnny-manziel-cfl-least-next-season/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/27/johnny-manziel-says-hes-ready-play-today-despite-cfls-decision/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/27/league-fumbles-johnny-manizel-decision/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/27/cfls-johnny-manziel-ruling-good-ticats/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/09/27/3downnation-podcast-johnny-manziel-pause-button/#comments

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Week 20 results

Hamilton 33....Montreal 0
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2448/montreal-alouettes-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/

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Winnipeg 23...Calgary 5
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2449/winnipeg-blue-bombers-vs-calgary-stampeders/

Calgary started Canadian Andrew Buckley at QB.  With their win, the Bombers clinched second place.

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Edmonton 28....Sask 13
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2450/edmonton-eskimos-vs-saskatchewan-roughriders/

With their win, the Eskimos clinched third place.

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Toronto 40....BC 13
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2451/toronto-argonauts-vs-bc-lions/

With their win, the Argos clinched first place.

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Here are the 2017 final standings.
https://www.cfl.ca/standings/

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And here are the 2017 final stats.
https://d3ham790trbkqy.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-CFL-Statistics-to-Week-20-Final.pdf

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final Power Rankings
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/07/argos-rise-final-nissan-titan-power-rankings/
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-power-rankings-end-of-season-2017-1.4390429
http://www.tsn.ca/stampeders-finish-no-1-in-cfl-power-rankings-1.909878
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/06/3down-power-rankings-muddied-at-the-top/#comments

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The leaqgue announced this week its 2017 All-Star teams.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/cfl/star-quarterbacks-ricky-ray-mike-reilly-lead-cfl-star-teams/
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/08/cfl-names-divisional-stars/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/08/star-quarterbacks-ricky-ray-mike-reilly-lead-cfl-star-teams/#comments

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Semi-Finals picks
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/08/weekly-predictor-nye-makes-semi-final-picks/
http://thegruelingtruth.net/podcast/2017-cfl-playoffs-rwb-podcast/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/10/prediction-time-cfl-ca-writers-make-semi-final-picks/
https://www.getmoresports.com/cfl-betting-divisional-semifinals-betting-picks/

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Semi-Finals game notes
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/10/cfl-ca-game-notes-look-division-semi-finals/

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Semi-Finals checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/09/checking-will-nichols-start-bombers-semi-final/

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The league has also announced the finalists for the CFL Awards.
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/09/simply-best-shaw-cfl-award-nominees-announced/
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/09/ray-reilly-square-off-cfl-outstanding-player-award/#comments

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My picks for the CFL Awards...

Player - Reilly
Defense - Singleton
Canadian - Harris
O-Lineman - McEwen
Rookie - Wilder
Special Teams - Finch
Coach - Dickenson

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Both of tomorrow's Semi-Finals will be on ESPN2 - the Eastern at 1:00 pm eastern, and the Western at 4:30 pm eastern.

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Finals results

Toronto 25....Saskatchewan 21
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2454/saskatchewan-roughriders-vs-toronto-argonauts/
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/13/riders-chad-owens-returns-toronto-looking-knock-argos/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/14/shawn-lemons-blind-faith-in-argos-rewarded-with-simonis-cash/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/15/riders-2017-outstanding-lineman-returns-to-practice-after-missing-east-semi/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/15/argos-qb-ricky-ray-fulfilling-marc-trestmans-faith/#comments
https://www.3downnation.com/2017/11/16/chamblin-says-riders-experience-made-better-coach-person/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/18/duron-carter-taking-riders-fans-to-the-movies-in-toronto/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/18/huge-true-riders-offensive-line-key-eastern-final-success/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/ray-glenn-square-off-different-things-stake/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/riders-duron-carter-nfl-better-be-watching/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/key-replay-challenge-call-goes-riders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/kevin-glenn-benched-brandon-bridge-qb-riders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/riders-radio-play-by-play-man-starts-conspiracy-theory-preference-is-to-have-toronto-in-grey-cup/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/argos-ricky-ray-ruins-riders-remarkable-comeback/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/video-riders-chris-jones-brandon-bridge-kevin-glenn-chad-owens-and-duron-carter-after-east-final-loss/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/last-minute-td-drive-ricky-ray-earns-argos-wild-east-final-win-riders/#comments

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Calgary 32....Edmonton 28
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2455/edmonton-eskimos-vs-calgary-stampeders/
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/13/c-j-gable-thankful-eskimos-traded-get/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/13/no-clear-favourite-west-final-lagging-stamps-surging-esks/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/15/stampeders-shrug-off-losses-ahead-west-final-versus-eskimos/#comments
http://138.197.137.206/2017/11/16/stamps-get-defender-joe-burnett-back-from-mash-unit/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/18/c-j-gable-gives-eskimos-yet-another-offensive-weapon-cfl-west-final/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/canadian-tunde-adeleke-to-start-at-strong-side-linebacker-for-stamps/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/jason-maas-makes-inexplicable-decision-may-cost-esks-grey-cup-chance/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/eskimos-give-stampeders-trip-grey-cup-chance-redemption/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/19/eskimos-give-stampeders-trip-grey-cup-chance-redemption/#comments

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Here are a few late articles about the Finals.
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/ticat-fans-seen-ricky-ray-show-glenn-one/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/arthur-ricky-ray-rescue-course/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/lemon-uses-bridges-message-fuel-argos-win-riders/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/riders-chris-jones-got-out-cfl-rulebook-after-failed-challenge-in-east-final-loss/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/chris-jones-says-tough-blame-crossover-0-2-start-left-riders-hole/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/riders-needed-early-win-east-final/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/18/rooting-people-instead-teams-playoffs/#comments
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/17/ferguson-trestman-continues-teach-thinking-persons-game/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/19/ef-analysis-steady-ray-leads-argos-over-riders/

http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/stampeders-head-ottawa-wise-ways-grey-cup-week/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/stamps-silence-doubters-beating-eskimos/#comments
http://159.203.52.247/2017/11/21/eskimos-gm-sunderland-stands-behind-head-coach-maass-controversial-decision/#comments
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/19/eskimos-bust-new-uni-lock-western-final/

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The Finals had the largest TV audiences of the year so far.  But that's what I'd expect.
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/21/cfl-division-final-games-post-best-tv-numbers-year/#comments
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/21/1-4-million-canadians-watched-division-finals/

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Every year, the week before the Grey Cup has lots of articles celebrating it all.  So I'll try to find links to articles like that.
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/20/trestmans-attention-detail-vs-grey-cup/#comments
http://3downnation.com/2017/11/21/former-redblacks-qb-henry-burris-happy-pass-grey-cup-torch-stands/#comments
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/17/cfl-insights-dreaded-d-underlies-argos-success/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/10/26/105th-grey-cup-presented-shaw-officially-sold/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/19/stage-set-105th-grey-cup-presented-shaw/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/19/head-head-edge-grey-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/20/gc-analysis-argos-and-stampeders-to-meet-in-105th-grey-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/20/two-former-cfl-greats-chime-teams-headed-grey-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/21/cauz-remembering-greatest-grey-cup-performance-ever/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/21/grey-cup-game-breakers-watch-sunday/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/21/numbers-dont-lie-3-stats-will-define-grey-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/21/cup-arrives-parliament-hill-little-help-justin-trudeau/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/21/stampeders-leaving-last-year-behind-as-they-land-in-ottawa/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/21/stampeders-arrive-ottawa-renewed-focus/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/21/argonauts-touch-ottawa-calm-collected/
https://www.cfl.ca/2017/11/21/cfl-simulation-unexpected-grey-cup-favourite/
https://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle/

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