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More Week 20 results

Hamilton 38....Montreal 26
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2635/hamilton-tiger-cats-vs-montreal-alouettes/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/tiger-cats-alouettes-recap-oct26-1.5336956
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/76144
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/26/ticats-brandon-banks-leaves-speedy-tread-marks-all-over-alouettes/
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/27/brandon-banks-career-day-lifts-ticats-over-alouettes-and-eight-other-thoughts/
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/28/podskee-wee-wee-159-brandon-banks-is-the-mop/

Speedy Banks had the best game of his career.  (You may recall that a couple of years ago I met his dad at a gas station.)
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/26/banks-sets-franchise-record-on-55-yard-td-reception/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/26/brandon-banks-goes-off-for-over-200-receiving-yards-3-tds/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/26/banks-makes-case-mop-career-best-day/

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Toronto 39....Ottawa 9
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2636/ottawa-redblacks-vs-toronto-argonauts/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-ottawa-redblacks-toronto-argonauts-week-20-1.5336993
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/76145
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/26/canadian-qb-michael-oconnor-sees-first-live-cfl-action/
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/26/argos-sweep-away-the-awful-redblacks/
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/27/redblacks-sink-to-historic-lows-eight-other-thoughts-on-losing-to-the-argos/

The Argos have won four games, and three of them have been against the Redblacks.

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Sask 27....Edmonton 24
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2637/saskatchewan-roughriders-vs-edmonton-eskimos/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-saskatchewan-roughriders-edmonton-eskimos-week-20-1.5336975
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/76146
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/26/riders-record-walk-off-win-over-eskimos/
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/27/riders-claim-first-in-the-west-their-way-and-10-other-thoughts/
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/28/esks-shredded-by-riders-and-other-thoughts-on-game-one-of-the-home-and-home/

Lauther won it with a 43-yard field goal as time expired.  Harris returned and looked good.

The Riders clinched at least second place.
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/26/home-playoff-game-secured-by-the-riders/

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Winnipeg-Calgary analysis
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/28/stamps-drop-late-one-to-bombers-and-fall-out-of-first/

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Week 20 Plays of the Week
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/28/collaros-avoids-tackles-to-deliver-insane-pass-in-the-timber-mart-plays-of-the-week/

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power rankings
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/29/3down-power-rankings-laval-western-earn-write-in-votes-over-redblacks/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/29/nissan-titan-power-rankings-league/
http://pifflespodcast.com/blog/safimods-2019-power-rankings-week-20-edition
https://lastwordoncanadianfootball.com/2019/10/30/cfl-week-20-power-rankings/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/football/tgt-cfl-power-rankings-week-20/

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podcasts
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/29/3downnation-podcast-ticats-takeover/
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/30/true-north-football-pod-ep-2-s-j-green-on-best-receiver-in-cfl-hitting-10k/
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/31/green-cast-most-outstanding-western-final/

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Christion Jones injured his left knee, and is gone for the year.
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/29/eskmos-returner-christion-jones-sidelined-for-the-remainder-of-2019/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/29/christion-jones-miss-remainder-2019-season/

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Maas plans to rest Harris this week against the Riders, and doesn't care what the Stampeders think about it.
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/29/great-chance-eskimos-rest-qb-trevor-harris-against-riders/
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/30/jason-maas-doesnt-care-what-the-stamps-think-about-the-esks-sitting-trevor-harris/

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Charlie Taffe has died at 69.  RIP.
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/30/former-cfl-head-coach-charlie-taafe-passes-away-at-age-69/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-charlie-taaffe-obituary-1.5341405

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The league announced today each team's award winners.
https://3downnation.com/2019/10/30/2019-cfl-team-award-winners/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/30/cfl-announces-2019-team-award-winners/

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Andrew Harris became the "official" Canadian rushing leader.  The league does not recognize the stats of Normie Kwong's first two years.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/25/harris-becomes-time-canadian-rushing-leader/

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Week 20 recaps
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/28/landrys-5-takeaways-week-20-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/28/totalpickem-recap-week-20-2/

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Norm Stoneburgh has died at 84.  RIP.  I had his bubble gum card in 1964.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/28/argos-mourn-passing-former-star-ol-norm-stoneburgh/

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10/28 QB index
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/28/rockstar-qb-index-one-best/

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Week 21 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/30/checking-news-notes-week-21/

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Week 21 picks
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/10/30/weekly-predictor-betting-riderville/
http://17degreesports.com/index.php/2019/10/30/cfl-week-21-preview/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/podcast/cfl-weekly-pickem-show-week-21-w-robert-drummond-2/
https://firstdownsportspodcast.com/2019/10/30/video-podcast-fds-cfl-s3e22-final-week-of-the-regular-season/

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Week 21 results

Montreal 42....Ottawa 32
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2638/montreal-alouettes-vs-ottawa-redblacks/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-montreal-ottawa-recap-nov-1-1.5345354
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/76147
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/03/worst-chapter-in-redblacks-history-comes-to-a-close-13-other-thoughts-on-losing-to-montreal/

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Sask 23....Edmonton 13
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2639/edmonton-eskimos-vs-saskatchewan-roughriders/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-saskatchewan-roughriders-edmonton-eskimos-week-21-1.5345867
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/76148
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/02/roughriders-clinch-first-in-west-division/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/03/somehow-the-riders-find-a-way-to-clinch-first-in-the-west-and-eight-other-thoughts/

With the win, the Riders clinched first place.

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Hamilton 21....Toronto 18
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2640/toronto-argonauts-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-toronto-argonauts-hamilton-tiger-cats-week-21-1.5345922
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/76149

Hajrullahu won it with a 40-yard field goal with 2 seconds left.

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Calgary 21....BC 16
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2641/calgary-stampeders-vs-bc-lions/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-calgary-stampeders-bc-lions-week-21-1.5345950
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/76150
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/03/lions-suffer-death-by-a-thousand-paper-cuts-as-stampeders-clinch-a-home-playoff-date/

With the win the Stampeders clinched second place.  The Stamps were unimpressive.in victory.

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Week 21 Plays of the Week
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/04/prukop-delivers-remarkable-throw-to-smith-in-the-timber-mart-plays-of-the-week/

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11/04 QB index
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/04/rockstar-qb-index-ranking-playoff-pivots-3/

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Michael Klassen has retired.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/01/michael-klassen-announces-retirement-football/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/01/michael-klassen-to-suit-up-for-a-final-time-retire-post-game/

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Brad Sinopoli agreed to extend his contract with the Redblacks.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/01/redblacks-ink-sinopoli-four-canadians-extensions/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/01/brad-sinopoli-alex-mateas-extensions-show-faith-in-front-office-and-fans-should-too/

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Week 21 recaps
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/04/totalpickem-recap-week-21/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/04/landrys-5-takeaways-week-21-2/

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More on Rick Campbell
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/04/redblacks-prepare-for-life-without-rick-campbell/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/04/redblacks-head-coach-rick-campbell-part-ways/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/04/rick-campbell-leaving-redblacks-signals-loss-of-faith-in-ottawa-gm-marcel-desjardins/

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Now let's take a look at the 2019 Final Standings.
https://www.cfl.ca/standings/

I hope you will remember that I said that an 8-10 record is usually good enough to make the playoffs!

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Winnipeg podcast
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/03/blue-bomber-talk-postseason-is-a-go-bombers-must-stop-bo/

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BC extended Ed Hervey's contract a year ago so that it will end when Devone Claybrooks' does.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/04/lions-quietly-signed-extension-with-gm-ed-hervey-prior-to-2019-season/

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power rankings
https://thegruelingtruth.com/football/tgt-cfl-final-regular-season-power-rankings/

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Semi-Finals previews
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/03/playoff-matchups-set-for-the-road-to-the-107th-grey-cup/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/defending-champion-stampeders-face-longer-road-to-grey-cup-1.5346351
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/04/head-head-edge-eastern-semi-final-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/04/head-head-edge-western-semi-final-3/

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Toronto podcast
https://thegruelingtruth.com/podcast/xs-and-argos-podcast-toronto-hamilton-recap-and-more/

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BC fired Devone Claybrooks today.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/06/lions-part-ways-devone-claybrooks/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/06/morris-lions-one-done-claybrooks-search-new-coach-begins/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/devone-claybrooks-fired-bc-lions-cfl-1.5349905
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/06/lions-relieve-devone-claybrooks-of-head-coach-duties/

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The league announced the division all-star teams today.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/06/2019-cfl-division-stars-announced/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/brandon-banks-cfl-hamilton-tiger-cats-east-all-star-1.5350404
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/06/2019-cfl-division-all-stars-unveiled/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/06/after-missing-out-on-major-individual-awards-andrew-harris-named-west-all-star/

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The CBC will broadcast this year's Vanier Cup on the 23rd.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/02/cbc-to-broadcast-2019-vanier-cup/

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Edmonton analysis
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/04/esks-drop-decision-to-riders-thoughts-on-the-season-finale/

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Jake Ceresna and Josiah St. John have signed with the Eskimos.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/05/eskimos-bring-back-dl-jake-ceresna-after-stint-with-the-new-york-giants/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/05/eskimos-sign-former-riders-no-1-pick-canadian-ol-josiah-st-john/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/05/esks-sign-st-john-ceresna-practice-roster/

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Hamilton analysis
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/05/ticats-beat-argos-in-sloppy-fashion-to-finish-undefeated-at-home-and-six-other-thoughts/

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Jeff Knox, Jr., was driving on the highway in his truck, and hit a tiger!
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/05/redblacks-linebacker-jeff-knox-jr-having-strange-year-hits-tiger-on-highway/

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Ottawa analysis
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/06/redblacks-team-awards-feature-some-head-scratchers/

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power rankings
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/05/nissan-titan-power-rankings-let-games-begin/
https://lastwordoncanadianfootball.com/2019/11/06/cfl-week-21-power-rankings-2/

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Semi-Finals picks
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/06/weekly-predictor-confidence-road-team/
http://17degreesports.com/index.php/2019/11/06/cfl-semi-finals/

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1 hour ago, danasgoodstuff said:

Go Riders!  Where's the Cup this year?

Dana, the Grey Cup this year will be in Edmonton on the 24th.  US Thanksgiving will be on the 28th this year - by definition the latest it can be.  So this year the Grey Cup will be the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

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Semi- Finals previews

Eastern
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/05/numbers-dont-lie-eastern-semi-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/05/numbers-dont-lie-3-stats-will-define-eastern-semi-2/
https://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle#183
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/06/esf-gable-returns-to-action-for-edmonton/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/06/oleary-healthy-gable-just-esks-need/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/esf-analysis-jason-maas-why-not-us/

Western
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/05/numbers-dont-lie-western-semi-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/05/numbers-dont-lie-3-stats-will-define-western-semi-2/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/06/wsf-stamps-needing-to-get-healthy-for-long-run/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/06/bombers-bracing-for-a-cold-one-in-calgary/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/06/wsf-winnipeg-set-for-third-straight-tilt-with-stamps/

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Tyler Crapigna has signed through 2021 with the Argos.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/06/argos-re-sign-canadian-kicker-tyler-crapigna/

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True North podcast
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/06/true-north-football-pod-ep-3-muamba-on-als-success-milo-on-campbell-vs-desjardins/

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BC postmortem
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/06/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-postmortem-on-a-lost-lions-season/

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The finalists for the CFL Awards have been announced.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/fajardo-banks-headline-2019-shaw-cfl-awards-finalists/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/brandon-banks-cody-fajardo-cfl-mop-awards-1.5351640
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/07/cfl-unveils-divisional-award-winners/
http://pifflespodcast.com/blog/dickenson-fajardo-and-judge-up-for-cfl-awards
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/07/time-for-chris-van-zeyl-to-claim-most-outstanding-lineman-award/
 

Most Outstanding Player Cody Fajardo (SSK) Brandon Banks (HAM)
Most Outstanding Defensive Player Willie Jefferson (WPG) Simoni Lawrence (HAM)
Most Outstanding Canadian Cameron Judge (SSK) Henoc Muamba (MTL)
Nissan Titan Most Outstanding Lineman Stanley Bryant (WPG) Chris Van Zeyl (HAM)
Most Outstanding Special Teams Player Mike Miller (WPG) Frankie Williams (HAM)
Most Outstanding Rookie Nate Holley (CGY) Jake Wieneke (MTL)
Coach of the Year Craig Dickenson (SSK) Orlondo Steinauer (HAM)

 

My picks...

Banks
Jefferson
Judge
Van Zeyl
Williams
Wieneke
Steinauer

I don't remember ever being less confident in my CFL Award picks.  They could all turn out to be wrong!

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11/7 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/checking-news-notes-division-semi-finals/

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Semi-Finals analyses

Eastern
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/swoop-airlines-aerial-report-eastern-semi-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/esf-als-relying-on-bowmans-veteran-presence-and-performance/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/landry-eastern-semi-final-clash-differing-team-moods/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/esf-ellingson-adding-winning-presence-to-eskimos-team/

Western
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/swoop-airlines-aerial-report-western-semi-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/wsf-stamps-have-decent-amount-of-animosity-built-up/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/nye-best-opponent-riders/

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power rankings
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/07/3down-power-rankings-black-monday-in-ottawa/

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Playoff QBs
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-cody-fajardo-dane-evans-vernon-adams-jr-backups-1.5348772

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Semi-Finals picks
http://rodpedersen.com/canadian-press-semifinal-picks-edmonton-and-calgary-to-win/
https://doorfliesopen.com/2019/11/07/cfl-beat-107/

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Dan Ralph on the playoffs
http://rodpedersen.com/2019-cfl-playoff-primer/

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This is very odd.  Anthony Gaitor has refused to accept Mike O'Shea's game plan, so he was cut!
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/07/anthony-gaitor-refuses-role-change-no-longer-with-bombers/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/bombers-anthony-gaitor-part-ways/

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Semi-Finals picks
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/prediction-time-cfl-ca-writers-make-semi-finals-picks/

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Semi-Finals analyses
https://www.tsn.ca/dave-naylor-s-kickoff-divergent-paths-cross-in-cfl-divisional-semifinals-1.1394706
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/swoop-aerial-report-deep-dive-sundays-pivots/
https://www.cfl.ca/cfl-fantasy-weekly/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/x-factors-can-change-semi-final-sunday-2/

Eastern
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/oleary-difficult-odds-dont-faze-crossover-bound-esks/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/can-esks-slow-vernon-adams-jr/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/muamba-responds-to-c-j-gables-comments/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/ackie-we-find-a-way-to-win-on-the-als-defence/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/esf-analysis-alouettes-looking-to-feed-off-of-home-town-energy/
https://www.tsn.ca/montreal-alouettes-feed-off-selfless-teammate-adams-jr-1.1395054

Western
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/lapolice-focused-on-a-balanced-attack/
https://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle#184
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/wsf-stampeders-facing-tough-roster-decisions/
https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/video/3-downs-all-eyes-on-bombers-qb-situation-ahead-of-west-semi-final~1822234

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USports playoffs preview
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/ferguson-previewing-saturdays-u-sports-playoff-games/

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BC has cut Duron Carter.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/lions-release-duron-carter/

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Jake Gaudaur Award nominees
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/nine-players-nominated-jake-gaudaur-veterans-award/

I predict...Dan Clark.

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Kemar Jorden is back.
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/calgary-stampeders-kamar-jorden-1.5354196
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/08/kamar-jorden-takes-team-reps-stamps-practice/

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Streveler has a broken bone in his foot.
https://www.tsn.ca/winnipeg-blue-bombers-qb-chris-streveler-s-status-uncertain-for-sunday-1.1394041

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Semi-Finals picks
https://lastwordoncanadianfootball.com/2019/11/09/niks-picks-east-and-west-semifinals-2019/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/podcast/cfl-weekly-pickem-show-w-robert-drummond-semifinals-playoff-preview/

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possible Grey Cup match-ups
https://lastwordoncanadianfootball.com/2019/11/09/niks-picks-east-and-west-semifinals-2019/

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Semi-Finals analyses
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/status-report-whos-whos-sundays-semis-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/day-pre-game-comments-four-teams-3/

Eastern
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/preview/80482
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2642/edmonton-eskimos-vs-montreal-alouettes/#matchup
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/esf-previewing-the-eastern-semi-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/ferguson-meets-eye-big-play-va/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/als-place-posey-matthews-1-game/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/oleary-o-line-d-line-piece/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/esks-place-hunter-hightower-1-game-injured-list/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/vernon-adams-jr-montreal-alouettes-playoff-1.5354671

Western
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/preview/80483
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2643/winnipeg-blue-bombers-vs-calgary-stampeders/#matchup
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/09/zach-collaros-starts-at-qb-for-bombers-in-western-semi-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/unique-circumstances-stamps-ahead-western-semi/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/kamar-jorden-playing-wsf-im-ready-go/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/cold-weather-not-factor-harris-bombers-run-game/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/09/rogers-kamar-jorden-start-stamps/

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The likability of the six teams left
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/09/likability-rankings-for-the-six-2019-cfl-playoff-teams/

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Sask podcast
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/08/green-cast-fajardo-watch/

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And here are the final 2019 stats
https://www.cfl.ca/league-leaders/?season=2019
https://www.cfl.ca/stats/?season=2019
 

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Semi-Finals picks
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/10/3down-cfl-playoff-picks-does-semi-final-sunday-produce-any-surprises/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/10/slam-dunk-cfl-picks-ground-and-pound/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/podcast/squib-kick-radio-cfl-playoff-preview/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/football/2019-cfl-divisional-semifinal-edmonton-at-montreal-preview-and-prediction/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/football/cfl-divisional-semifinal-preview/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/football/cfl/2019-cfl-divisional-semifinal-playoff-winnipeg-at-calgary-preview-and-prediction/

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Semi-Finals results

Edmonton 37....Montreal 29
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2642/edmonton-eskimos-vs-montreal-alouettes/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/eskimos-alouettes-east-semifinal-recap-1.5355036
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/80482

Harris completed 33 of 36, including his first 22.

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Winnipeg 35....Calgary 14
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2643/winnipeg-blue-bombers-vs-calgary-stampeders/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/stampeders-bombers-west-semifinal-recap-1.5355165
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/80483

The Stampeders led 14-8 at the half, but could do nothing after that.

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And so we see that both road teams won.  Thus, all the talk about the importance of hosting a playoff game was for naught.

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Both Finals will be next Sunday:  Edmonton at Hamilton at 1:00 pm eastern, then Winnipeg at Saskatchewan at 4:30 pm eastern.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/10/next-one-division-finals-set-sunday/

On 11/7/2019 at 11:11 PM, danasgoodstuff said:

Go Riders!  Where's the Cup this year?

Dana, I was wrong above.  This year's Grey Cup game will be in Calgary.

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Calgary in late November, the weather could be pretty much anything...or are they indoors there now?

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No, McMahon Stadium is now the oldest ballpark in the league (except maybe McGill).

Personally, I don't think Calgary's weather will be a problem.  Rather, it will be the cold after the sun sets.

Does Calgary get chinooks that time of year?

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Boy, you're testing my memory there: I think it could go cold/warn/cold in 24 hours which could be a problem.  Or it could be buckets of snow blowing sideways.  Or fine.

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Semi-Finals QB accuracy
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/12/accuracy-grades-target-division-semi-finals/

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Finals picks
http://17degreesports.com/index.php/2019/11/13/cfl-division-finals/

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power rankings
https://pifflespodcast.com/blog/safimods-2019-power-rankings-division-finals-edition

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Finals analyses
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/12/players-watch-20-names-know-division-finals/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/13/fantasy-strategy-another-big-game-horizon-harris/#projections

Eastern
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/12/podskee-wee-wee-161-east-final-is-finally-here/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/12/head-head-edge-eastern-final-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/12/ef-ticats-readying-for-rematch-with-trevor-harris/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/12/numbers-dont-lie-3-stats-will-define-eastern-final-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle#185

Western
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/12/head-head-edge-western-final-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/12/wf-analysis-bombers-face-formidable-foe-in-fajardo/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/12/numbers-dont-lie-3-stats-will-define-western-final-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/13/nye-no-better-script-redemption-zach-collaros/

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Arbuckle has announced that he will not return to Calgary if offered a starting job elsewhere.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/12/nick-arbuckle-wants-to-be-a-starting-quarterback-in-the-cfl/

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Begelton hopes to play in the NFL next year.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/12/stampeders-reggie-begelton-would-be-a-fool-if-he-didnt-entertain-nfl-options/

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Regina has re-named the street Mosaic is on George Reed Way.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/13/city-of-regina-riders-name-street-after-george-reed/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/13/riders-city-regina-honour-legend-george-reed/

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Here is a Bomber fan who has not worn long pants for the past 18 years (except funerals), and will not do so until the Bombers win the Grey Cup.  I'm told that they don't call it Winterpeg for nothing.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-blue-bombers-no-pants-pledge-1.5355880

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Finals picks
https://doorfliesopen.com/2019/11/14/cfl-beat-108/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/15/prediction-time-cfl-ca-writers-make-division-finals-picks/

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Finals analyses
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/13/berg-vs-ferg-non-qb-vital-success/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/15/swoop-airlines-aerial-report-deep-dive-finals-pivots/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/15/sundays-best-x-factors-change-division-finals-3/

Eastern
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/13/ferguson-williams-game-breaker-eastern-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/13/ef-addison-we-have-the-strongest-unit-in-the-league/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/13/ef-analysis-tiger-cats-running-back-situation/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/ef-eskimos-determined-to-make-history/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/14/whynotus-eskimos-focused-on-making-cfl-history/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/swoop-airlines-aerial-report-eastern-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/landry-mccarty-contines-grind-shine-esks-attack/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/ef-hamilton-looking-to-add-new-wrinkles-during-closed-practice/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/ef-mccarty-process-over-prize/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/ferguson-qb-battle-ages-eastern-final/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/15/ticats-offensive-weapon-bralon-addison-slices-defences-in-a-variety-of-ways/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/steinauer-tiger-cats-east-final-preparations-1.5356196
http://rodpedersen.com/hamilton-going-ticats-crazy/

Western
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/13/wf-blue-bombers-looking-to-silence-fans-in-mosaic-stadium/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/oleary-collaros-change-become-constant/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/dickenson-signs-point-fajardo-starting-bombers/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/swoop-airlines-aerial-report-western-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/wf-riders-prepare-for-the-leagues-best-run-defence/
https://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle#186
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/powell-riders-looking-keep-balance/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/morris-johnson-esks-focused-shutting-banks/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/wf-richie-halls-men-readying-for-another-defensive-battle/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/wf-analysis-fajardos-status-remains-a-mystery/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/oleary-qb-injuries-age-old-dance-coaches-media/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/15/dickenson-riders-may-use-three-qbs-bombers/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/15/wf-riders-may-utilize-all-three-qbs-this-sunday/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/13/riders-receiver-shaq-evans-game-time-decision-for-west-final/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/14/green-cast-west-final-time/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/14/riders-qb-cody-fajardo-plays-soft-toss-range-of-throwing-motion-improving/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/14/quarterback-cody-fajardo-limited-at-closed-riders-practice/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/14/taking-on-the-riders-in-west-final-provides-extra-motivation-for-zach-collaros/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/14/riders-defensive-coordinator-jason-shivers-knows-zach-collaros-can-be-dangerous/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/blue-bombers-ready-for-roughriders-1.5358606
https://lastwordoncanadianfootball.com/2019/11/13/cfl-west-final-a-storyline-machine/
https://winnipegsun.com/sports/football/cfl/winnipeg-bluebombers/game-breakers-the-players-who-could-make-all-the-difference-in-cfl-west-final-between-bombers-and-riders

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11/14 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/14/checking-news-notes-division-finals/

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Bakari Grant has retired as a Ticat.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/15/bakari-grant-announces-retirement/

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Wally is consulting with the Als in their search for a new GM.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/15/cfl-legend-wally-buono-consulting-for-alouettes-general-manager-searach/

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Finals picks
https://lastwordoncanadianfootball.com/2019/11/16/niks-picks-east-and-west-finals/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/16/3down-division-finals-picks-blackout-and-back-out/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/football/cfl-division-finals-preview-and-prediction/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/podcast/cfl-weekly-pickem-show-division-finals-preview-w-robert-drummond/

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BC has cut Sergio Castillo.  Something must be up.  He was the Western All-Star kicker.  I suspect he wants to spend the off-season making a few bucks playing in the XFL.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/15/lions-release-all-star-kicker-sergio-castillo/

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Finals game notes
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/cfl-ca-game-notes-look-division-finals-3/

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Finals analyses
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/status-report-whos-whos-sundays-finals/
https://www.tsn.ca/dave-naylor-s-kickoff-hamilton-tiger-cats-winnipeg-blue-bombers-aiming-to-end-title-droughts-1.1398417

Eastern
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/16/eight-ticats-questions-ahead-of-sundays-east-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/15/ef-ticats-looking-to-win-the-battle-in-the-trenches/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/15/ef-analysis-the-gamebreaker-for-the-eskimos/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/ferguson-sparks-set-fly-trenches/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/sutton-among-ticats-inactives-eastern-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/ef-analysis-previewing-the-eastern-final-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2644/edmonton-eskimos-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/#/preview
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/tiger-cats-eskimos-east-final-outlook-1.5362502

Western
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/15/wf-analysis-special-teams-gurus-face-off-in-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/oleary-mcadoo-overseeing-growth-riders-offence/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/fajardo-listed-starter-western-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/streveler-active-western-final-collaros-start/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/oleary-sundays-western-final-entering-uncharted-territory/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/wf-analysis-previewing-the-western-final-4/
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2645/winnipeg-blue-bombers-vs-saskatchewan-roughriders/#/preview
https://www.tsn.ca/quarterback-plotlines-dominate-cfl-west-final-between-saskatchewan-roughriders-winnipeg-blue-bombers-1.1398996

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Finals Plays of the Week
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/banks-makes-outstanding-catch-in-the-timber-mart-plays-of-the-week/

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Finals analyses
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/landrys-5-takeaways-division-finals-3/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/18/tv-ratings-bombers-riders-delivers-largest-cfl-finals-number-in-recent-years/

Eastern
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/18/ticats-punch-their-grey-cup-ticket-and-eight-other-thoughts/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/17/blackout-mode-ticats-turn-out-the-lights-in-east-final/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/18/esks-come-up-well-short-against-ticats-thoughts-on-the-east-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/ef-hamilton-tiger-cats-presented-with-east-division-troph/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/ef-recap-hamilton-36-edmonton-16/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/ticats-top-ranked-offence-puts-show-eastern-final/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/harris-im-just-gutted-couldnt-get-done/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/ef-tiger-cats-post-game-press-conference/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/ef-eskimos-post-game-press-conference/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/ef-analysis-key-takeaways-from-the-ticats-victory/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/eskimos-look-back-at-2019-season/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/19/trevor-harris-left-belongings-in-ottawas-locker-room/

Western
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/17/bombers-beat-riders-advance-to-grey-cup-nine-other-thoughts/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/18/the-ring-heard-round-riderville-goal-post-rejects-riders/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/18/lack-of-finish-costs-riders-a-shot-at-the-grey-cup-and-10-other-thoughts/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/17/fajardo-reveals-he-played-west-final-with-two-torn-oblique-muscles/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/bombers-riders-cfl-playoffs-1.5362896
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/wf-collaros-silences-mosaic/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/wf-final-drive-had-a-little-bit-of-everything/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/wf-blue-bombers-presented-with-the-west-division-trophy/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/wf-mike-oshea-and-zach-collaros-post-game/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/dickenson-theres-no-shame-battle-well-fought/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/easy-believe-guys-oshea-confident-defence-western-final-victory/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/wf-roughriders-post-game-press-conference/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/wf-post-analysis/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/craig-dickenson-reflects-on-riders-2019-season/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/19/green-cast-the-fraser-curse-is-lifted/

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Grey Cup previews
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/grey-cup-bound-ticats-bombers-set-clash-calgary/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/17/head-head-edge-grey-cup-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/steinbergs-mmqb-drought-ending/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/cauz-no-shortage-storylines-107th-grey-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/gc107-analysis-veteran-leadership-crucial-during-grey-cup-week/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/oleary-steinauer-oshea-share-similar-paths-success/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/19/oleary-5-unique-storylines-keep-eye/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/19/numbers-dont-lie-3-stats-will-define-grey-cup-3/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/19/grey-cup-game-breakers-10-names-know-sunday/
https://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle#187
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/simoni-lawrence-talked-to-zach-collaros-cfl-grey-cup-1.5364974
http://rodpedersen.com/collaros-on-simoni-lawrence-its-behind-us/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/grey-cup-ticket-sales-organizers-confident-1.5364904
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/grey-cup-2019-preview-blue-bombers-tiger-cats-1.5365605

Hamilton
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/shaw-road-to-the-grey-cup-hamilton-tiger-cats/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/19/landry-snowy-gc-arrival-doesnt-cloud-ticats-vision/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/19/gc107-tiger-cats-land-in-calgary-in-search-of-one-more-win/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/tiger-cats-heartbreak-cfl-grey-cup-east-division-final-1.5363369
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-ticats-van-zeyl-1.5364525

Winnipeg
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/18/shaw-road-to-the-grey-cup-winnipeg-blue-bombers/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/19/blue-bombers-staying-focused-after-arrival-in-calgary/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/19/morris-bombers-cherishing-every-moment-road-grey-cup/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/18/bombers-staying-with-road-uniforms-even-as-home-team-in-grey-cup/
http://rodpedersen.com/collaros-leading-bombers-into-the-grey-cup/

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first Grey Cup pick
http://17degreesports.com/index.php/2019/11/20/cfl-grey-cup/

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Ed Chalupka has died.  RIP.

https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/19/cfl-mourns-passing-former-player-executive-ed-chalupka/

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Finals QB accuracy
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/19/accuracy-grades-target-division-finals/

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On 11/8/2019 at 1:07 AM, GA Russell said:

The finalists for the CFL Awards have been announced.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/07/fajardo-banks-headline-2019-shaw-cfl-awards-finalists/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/brandon-banks-cody-fajardo-cfl-mop-awards-1.5351640
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/07/cfl-unveils-divisional-award-winners/
http://pifflespodcast.com/blog/dickenson-fajardo-and-judge-up-for-cfl-awards
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/07/time-for-chris-van-zeyl-to-claim-most-outstanding-lineman-award/
 

Most Outstanding Player Cody Fajardo (SSK) Brandon Banks (HAM)
Most Outstanding Defensive Player Willie Jefferson (WPG) Simoni Lawrence (HAM)
Most Outstanding Canadian Cameron Judge (SSK) Henoc Muamba (MTL)
Nissan Titan Most Outstanding Lineman Stanley Bryant (WPG) Chris Van Zeyl (HAM)
Most Outstanding Special Teams Player Mike Miller (WPG) Frankie Williams (HAM)
Most Outstanding Rookie Nate Holley (CGY) Jake Wieneke (MTL)
Coach of the Year Craig Dickenson (SSK) Orlondo Steinauer (HAM)

 

My picks...

Banks
Jefferson
Judge
Van Zeyl
Williams
Wieneke
Steinauer

I don't remember ever being less confident in my CFL Award picks.  They could all turn out to be wrong!

 

 

 

And the winners are...

Banks
Jefferson
Muamba
Van Zeyl
Williams
Holley
Steinauer

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2019 Vanier Cup

U. of Calgary 27....U. of Montreal 13

I'll plan to post some links in the next 48 hours.

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