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    re: Official Football Thread NFL & CFL

    Edmonton Eskimo fan for 40 years now, and not likely to change. Anyone but Calgary if we can't win the Grey Cup.:D
     
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    Edmonton is my second favourite CFL team ... :grinthumb
     
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    There's just over two weeks before the start of the CFL season! Hopefully my Edmonton Eskimos will win another Grey Cup.
     

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    why is the chl not on the tube in the usa, it's better than the old europe nfl !??
     
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    The America One network (whatever that is) has the broadcast rights to CFL games in the States. Most football fans who tune in quite enjoy the Canadian game because there are only twenty seconds allowed between plays as opposed to the thirty seconds in the NFL. As a result, the game moves right along in Canada with close to 50% more plays per sixty minutes of "playing" time in Canada.

    Stars from NFL Europe who have graduated to the CFL are few and far between. In fact, very few fading stars from the NFL manage to crack CFL lineups either. Quite simply, the wider and longer field puts a premium on quickness in the CFL and once a player loses a step in the NFL, he doesn't suddenly gain it back stepping north of the border.

    But the mathematics of the equation means that the CFL has thousands of young fellows hoping for careers in pro football from which to choose. Less than 1% of college football players make it to the NFL. The CFL has all the players on the bubble from which to choose and the typical CFL team has Americans at the positions where out and out speed is critical, such as wide receiver, defensive back and halfback.

    But half of the roster is reserved for Canadians. Typically the Canadians are found playing lineman, linebacker, fullback, tight end/slotback, kicker, i.e. the strength positions because strength can be "taught" in the weight room while speed cannot.

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    I check out the CFL every once in a awhile.Mainly just to see if any former N.C.State players are in the league.One former Wolfpacker Willie Burden played for Calgary and set a single season rushing record back in 1975 with 1896 yards.


    And NFL Europe finally shut down in 2007.It had started in 1991 as the World League of American Football.
     
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    Yes, Willie Burden was a super running back in his prime. The typical running back takes such a pounding though that he loses it pretty quickly. Here's Willie's career stats with the first number representing games played, the second total yards rushing and the third yards per carry:

    1974 CAL 16 0541 5.8
    1975 CAL 16 1896 5.7
    1976 CAL 13 0962 5.3
    1977 CAL 16 1032 4.7
    1978 CAL 15 0627 3.9
    1979 CAL 13 0658 4.8
    1980 CAL 16 0423 4.9
    1981 CAL 08 0095 4.1
     

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