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While an exceptional wide out for Ottawa, all anyone remembers of Robert Stanfield is his drop in the 1974 Eastern Final #CFL

#Riders #Ottawa #CPC #PC

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In what can only be described as Milton Waddams fashion, Rob Ford keeps attending #Argo games expecting to start. #CFL

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Oh Sure Germany and Argentina look strong for the World Cup Final, but they would be no match for the 1888 Canadian Men's Team. #FIFA #WC2014

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During the 1930s, Western University football was dominated by a single team - The #UofS Household Scientists, #CIS #CFL
via UofS Archives

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Dang it Regina, this is why we can't have good things! The RCMP have attacked protesters at a Dominion Day Rally!

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Who doesn't love a Dominion Day Parade in Vancouver with giant walking walking cigars for the kids. 1925 #CFL

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In order to increase waning attendance, the ORFU introduced the GIANT BALL. It lasted a single game, with dozens of casualties #CFL.

Here is the program from that fateful day when Peterborough played Sarnia. Oh the humanity!


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#TFC fans are worried that if the #Argos move to BMO field, it might get damaged. That would never happen! #CFL

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Who cares if there is still snow on the ground, some of the crew of #CFL History say its Victoria weekend! Time to fish!

#Calgary via Glenbow Museum - Bow River Calgary Alberta 1953

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We're at the Cobourg, Ontario Independent Order of Oddfellows Annual Victoria Day Parade. Come by and say hi.


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#CFL History has cracked Calgary's Draft Day strategy. #CFLDraft #Stampeders #WheelofFortune

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Before the 1954 Mutant Registration Act, #BCLion Leo 'The Floater' Sweeny was set to break all #CFL records

Via Vancouver Public Library 84780P July 10 1954

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Until it was left in the rain, the Grey Cup was not only NA oldest football trophy, it was also its largest. #CFL

via Vancouver Public Library Grey Cup 1963 Half Time

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Brooklyn is in trouble, the #Raptors are so fast, they can't be seen by the naked eye. #Wethenorth #CFL

(Basketball at Maple Leaf Gardens. c 1940 Toronto City Archives)

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#CFL History is brought to you by Sweet Cap Cigerattes - Add to the Enjoyment!

Sweet Corporal is Canada's oldest cigeratte brand, bring trademarked in 1887. In 1952, Sweet Cap and Northern Electric Company became the first TV sponsor of the Grey Cup

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Just in time for spring - the Kerrobert Sask Girls Baseball Team from 1917, #nonfootballtweet

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1925 After learning that Shorty McGee & Tiny Tom Jones (seated front) had received pay for play, The Kitchener/Waterloo Football Club was expelled from the ORFU #CFL

photo via Waterloo Public Library

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Among those who played for the 1905 Elvin football club included future members of the Canadian Elvin Football League Legolas, Elrond, and Glorfindel #CFL

(Postcard of the KELVIN Football Team circa 1903-1914 via County of Brant Public Library)

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The 1928 St Moritz Gold Medal Olympic Hockey Team - The #UofT Grads.

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When the Rams moved to LA, local African-American Community Leaders forced the Rams to integrate the team, as they were playing in a publicly funded Collusion. Kenny Washington would be the first African American to be play in the NFL since 1933. He would soon be joined by Woody Strode. #CFL #NFL #BlackHistory

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