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As they did not make announcements before doing so, the Point After Attempts from within the end zone caused a lot of confusion amongst the fans and media. #CFL

Montreal Gazette Oct 2, 1956

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Massive crowd arriving for the #Ti-Cats vs #Argos Eastern Finals #CFL

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1916 Winners of the football CEF Football Championship - 1916 #RemembranceDay #Soccer via

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At the front, it's important to keep your gun & your cleats. The football team of B Company of the 102nd Battalion at The Spit - 1916 #RemembranceDay

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Ladies & Gentlemen The Canadian Light Calvary - Sept 1917 (OTC Seaford) #RemembranceDay #Parade — with (Add/edit faces)

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Canada/US Baseball Game is interrupted by a low flying plane - Pershing Stadium Paris July 1919. #RemembranceDay

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Oct 20 1945, in Utrecht, Netherlands a football games between members of the 4th Armoured Division & The Red & Blue Bombers was organized. The games was well attended by the local Dutch who felt the spiked wooden shoes was a nice touch. #CFL

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Poster announcing the Tea Bowl game between Canadian and US teams on Feb 13, 1944.
#CFL #RemembranceDay

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World War One baseball game between US and Canada at Lords. #RemembranceDay #MLB
via DOD Archive.

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Photo of Spectators & players taken during a World One Baseball game between Canada & US at Lords. #RemembranceDay via The Department of Defense Archive. #MLB #WW1

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1903 Football game at Cape Fullerton, Nunavut. (It is possible they are playing soccer, but we like to think it is football). Canadian Archives MIKA 3406612

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During the 30s in order to cut down on Refs calling needless penalties to get attention, the Refs wore skirts.
(1937 Game between the Montreal Indians & a Hamilton Team at Molson Stadium) #CFL

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Happy Thanksgiving from your Pals at #CFL History. Who needs Quick 6, when you have a boy racing on a Turkey?

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And for you ladies, nothing sexier than dejected naked football players...You're 1956 Grey Cup Losing Alouettes. #CFL

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The 1962 Miss Grey Cup contestants. No smoking boys, there's enough hair spray to cause a 3 alarm blaze.

via Globe and Mail

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Members of the Edmonton Eskimos football team with 1956 Grey Cup. Left to right Johnny Bright, Moses I. Lieberman (president), Normie Kwong, Jackie Parker.

#CFL #Eskimos #GreyCup

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Before they started demanding fans make noise, Montreal football games were pretty sedate affairs. #Alouettes #CFL via Bibliotheque et Archives Nationales du Quebec.

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Geroy Simon is coming back to town tonight, we thought we would show you tonight's program. #BClions. #CFL

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Time to do your duty Montreal, quit playing sports & join the Sportsman's Company. WWI poster via #CFL

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From 1928, the New Westminster Dodekas Rugby Football Team. Dodekas is Greek for 12. There are 18 members on the team. We don't get it either.

via the Vancouver Public Library CVA 1376-544

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