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I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Picken at the 1978 Grey Cup.  Here's a nice article about him by Paul Friesen in the Winnipeg Sun Jan. 5.
https://winnipegsun.com/sports/other-sports/winnipeg-sports-icon-reflects-on-life-well-lived#comments

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The eBook edition of Johnny Sophomore, the book about Johnny Manziel's last year of college ball, is free today at Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Sophomore-Manziels-Final-Season-ebook/dp/B00JL2OWIY/

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Here is the league's free agent tracker.
https://www.cfl.ca/fa19/

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The league has announced its 2019 schedule.
https://www.cfl.ca/schedule/

You will note that the Grey Cup will be held the last Sunday of November (the 24th) as usual, but that that day is the Sunday before the US Thanksgiving weekend.

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Does Canada have legal sports betting, like can you formally/legally wager on CFL games?? Serious inquiry.

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1/23 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/01/23/checking-benevides-mix-riders/

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The league's website ranks the Top 30 free agents.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/01/22/cfl-cas-top-30-pending-free-agents-3/

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The Als have hired Bob Slowick as their new DC.  Slowick worked with Mike Sherman at Green Bay.  He has no experience with Canadian football, except that he was a guest coach for the Als during last year's training camp.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/01/22/als-name-bob-slowik-defensive-coordinator/
https://3downnation.com/2019/01/22/hiring-a-cfl-newbie-as-dc-yet-another-risky-gamble-by-the-alouettes/

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When is the CFL coming to NYC?

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9 hours ago, GA Russell said:

I don't know.  When is the NFL coming to NYC?!?

He shoots, he scores!

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On 1/8/2019 at 2:48 PM, GA Russell said:

I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Picken at the 1978 Grey Cup.  Here's a nice article about him by Paul Friesen in the Winnipeg Sun Jan. 5.
https://winnipegsun.com/sports/other-sports/winnipeg-sports-icon-reflects-on-life-well-lived#comments

 

Bob died yesterday at 86.  RIP.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bob-picken-passes-away-1.4999831
https://winnipegsun.com/curling/broadcasting-legend-bob-picken-gave-so-much-to-the-manitoba-sports-community
http://www.cfhof.ca/members/bob-picken/

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Kwaku Boateng has agreed to return to the Eskimos.
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/01/eskimos-extension-for-dl-kwaku-boateng-proves-draft-slide-was-a-fluke/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/01/eskimos-sign-boateng-two-year-extension/

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The Alouettes have revealed their new uniforms.
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/02/the-montreal-alouettes-new-look-is-fantastic-and-long-overdue/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/01/31/oleary-boivin-sees-als-rebrand-connection-montreal/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/01/new-identity-montreal-alouettes-unveil-new-logo-uniforms/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/01/check-alouettes-awesome-new-threads/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/02/future-air-bowman-models-als-gear/

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It looks like Jacques Chapdelaine will be the Argos' new OC.
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/03/argos-to-name-jacques-chapdelaine-offensive-coordinator-report/

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more free agent analyses...

offensive tackles
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/01/cfl-free-agent-rankings-offensive-tackles/

centres and guards
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/02/cfl-free-agent-rankings-centres-and-guards/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/01/position-strength-o-linemen-lifeblood-cfl-free-agency/

defensive tackles
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/03/cfl-free-agent-rankings-defensive-tackles/

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Jordan Williams-Lambert is going to the Chicago Bears.
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/04/riders-losing-receiver-jordan-williams-lambert-to-the-nfl-unexpected/

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Josh Smith analyzes the Ticats.
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/04/what-all-the-recent-re-signings-means-for-the-ticats/

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Kevin Glenn is still playing, but his two backups with the 2007 Bombers - Kliff Kingsbury and Zac Taylor - are now head coaches in the NFL.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/04/bombers-95th-grey-cup-now-nfl-head-coaches/
https://3downnation.com/2019/02/04/the-3-guys-that-backed-up-kevin-glenn-in-2007-are-all-coaching-and-hes-still-playing-11-years-later/

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