1. Last Week CFL Predictions

    With the final week of the regular season arriving, the CFL couldn't have much better matchups to finish up with. With the exception of the two extremes, Montreal and Toronto playing a meaningless ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 134 reads 1 comments

  2. It's Still the Greatest Bowling I've Ever Seen

    Over six months ago, I wrote an article listing my personal top ten sports events I'd like to see on DVD that have not been released yet...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  3. Pan Am Bid Fails the CFL

    The above photo looks like the answer to one of the CFL's dreams. It is the proposed new Pan American Stadium to be built in Hamilton, Ontario should Toronto be successful in its bid to host the 2015 Pan American Games...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 484 reads 10 comments

  4. Los Angeles Stadium Is A Threat to CFL Expansion

    The CFL, indeed none of the other North American professional sports leagues except the NFL, has little to rejoice about after California Governor Arnold (Terminator) Schwarzenegger signed a ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 583 reads 1 comments

  5. The Terminator May Terminate an NFL Franchise

    Last week, California Governor Arnold (Terminator) Schwarzenegger signed a bill allowing the construction of the new 75,000 seat ultra-luxury football stadium to be built by potential bidder, Majestic Realty Co...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 275 reads 4 comments

  6. Who Wants A CFL Franchise?

    In my last article I did about the CFL and Quebec City, I mentioned how I had found several on-line petitions for NHL expansion in Canada and the United States and how there were none for CFL expansion...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 953 reads 2 comments

  7. Quebec Will Be Canada's Seventh NHL City—Bet On It

    Last week's announcement by Quebec mayor Regis Lebeaume that a feasibility study will be undertaken about a proposed new $400 million, 18,000 seat arena was another step on the path to return the Nordiques to Quebec...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 348 reads 12 comments

  8. The Sad Story of the CFL and Quebec City

    There was joy for Quebec hockey fans last week when Mayor Regis Labeaume announced that a feasibility study was being conducted for a proposed new 18,000 seat arena which he enthusiastically ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 1,217 reads 13 comments

  9. CFL Facing a Quarterbacking Crisis

    You can easily explain why the Montreal Alouettes are where they are this year.  Anthony Calvillo is in a class by himself.  No other CFL quarterback has delivered consistent top quality quarterbacking...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 126 reads 3 comments

  10. Hamilton Still Searching for a Leader

    Bob O'Billovich has done wonders upgrading the talent in Hamilton this year.  The team is now a respectable contender though in the lower echelons of the league. But the one thing he has been unable to do is upgrade an intangible: leadership...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 65 reads 1 comments

  11. Stimulus to CFL Expansion No. 4: Work More Closely with the CIS

    Who was the No. 1 draft choice in Canada? John Tavares. Almost every sports fan in Canada knew that. But this is a football article, and John Tavares plays hockey. Now who was the No...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 167 reads 2 comments

  12. Stimulus to CFL Expansion No. 3: Get Ottawa Competitive—Quickly

    According to Commissioner Mark Cohon during halftime of the Labor Day game between Toronto and Hamilton, he fully expects Ottawa to be rejoining the CFL next year. Assuming that's true, it is vital for the CFL to get Ottawa competitive quickly...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 249 reads 1 comments

  13. The CFL's Unpredictable Middle Teams

    There are only two things for certain in this year's CFL: Montreal is in and Toronto is out. In between are six teams taking one step forward and two steps back...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 93 reads 2 comments

  14. If I Were a Manitoba Mythbuster

    Hi Everybody, once again one of my articles has drawn the ire of the Manitoba Mythbusters, a lobby group dedicated to bringing back the Winnipeg Jets...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 324 reads 9 comments

  15. What Canadian Hockey Fans Ought to Do—But Won't

    So the NHL doesn't want Hamilton to be in its league. Fine. But don't stop there—go all the way. Take the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames, Edmonton ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 301 reads 7 comments

  16. Winnipeg Loves the CFL, Not the NHL

    In light of the Jim Balsillie ruling, once again baring Hamilton from the NHL, and the obsession of Canadians for getting another NHL team, it is refreshing to look at the Winnipeg situation...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 346 reads 3 comments

  17. Montreal Is the Bench Mark of the League

    The most certain factor the current CFL season is that Montreal is the bench mark of the league and the team to beat for the Grey Cup.  Since returning from Baltimore in 1996, the Alouettes have had a competitive team every season...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  18. Stimulus To CFL Expansion #2: Punt, Pass, And Kick

    In my previous article in this series, I mentioned that the CFL had to get more Canadians involved right across the country in order to stimulate interest so that potential investors ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 116 reads 1 comments

  19. Winnipeg Bombers: May Have Solved Only One Third of Their Problem

    So Winnipeg is bringing in another new quarterback. Since the Michael Bishop experiment has produced unsatisfactory results, the team has traded with Montreal to bring in Ricky Santos ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 122 reads 3 comments

  20. Stimulus To CFL Expansion #1: Become More Canadian

    The CFL has been talking about expanding the league in Canada from its 8-9 team limit since before I was born. This is the first in a series of articles about some possible actions it can take to make Canadian expansion a reality...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 151 reads 4 comments

  21. Hamilton Still Struggles At Quarterback

    It is obvious from the last two weeks, that the Hamilton Tiger Cats are still struggling at quarterback. In a year where at least half of the teams have a mediocre leader, Hamilton belongs in the bottom group, along with BC, Toronto, and Winnipeg...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 41 reads 1 comments

  22. CFL Targets Wrong City in Moncton

    Mark Cohon, the commissioner of the Canadian Football League, was interviewed at halftime during the Labor Day game between Toronto and Hamilton. He said next year the CFL was contemplating playing a regular season game in Moncton, New Brunswick...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 400 reads 4 comments

  23. If Toronto Argonauts Offense Doesn't Improve, Andrus is Gone

    When the Toronto-Hamilton Labor Day "Classic" ended, there was a brief 10 minute phone-in show after the Toronto radio broadcast in which the moderator made little attempt to disguise his urging that phone-callers demand that Bart Andrus be fired...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  24. Commitment to Monopoly is the NHL's Only Constant Argument

    In 1756, at the start of the Seven Years War, Admiral John Byng sailed to Minorca to relieve its garrison, then under seige by the French...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 517 reads 4 comments

  25. NHL, It's Time To Surrender and Move On

    When I read that Jerry Reinsdorf had finally pulled his inadequate bid for the Phoenix Coyotes from the table, my initial reaction was to laugh my head off...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 5 years ago 376 reads 8 comments