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2012-07-18 11:57:49 PM
GO RIDERS!
 
2012-07-18 11:59:32 PM
It's true. We don't have what appear to be three mile deep endzones here.
 
2012-07-19 12:28:43 AM

Relatively Obscure: It's true. We don't have what appear to be three mile deep endzones here.


20 yards deep. And this is the 3rd 110+ yard touchdown of the year off of missed field goals.

Having the uprights at the front makes a huge difference in these sorts of plays, since every long FG miss is a problem. If you miss, you have O linemen trying to take down a returner on a very long, and very wide, field.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-19 12:32:46 AM

Relatively Obscure: It's true. We don't have what appear to be three mile deep endzones here.


Those are the boomerang and no song zones.

/Plus he doesn't score without free passage to wicket five.
//Score is still Q to 12.
 
2012-07-19 12:59:35 AM
Man, spoiler alert.
 
2012-07-19 11:05:31 AM
Apparently there's no block in the back rule in the CFL, because one dude just gets completely shiatcanned from behind.
 
2012-07-19 11:06:01 AM

unyon: Having the uprights at the front makes a huge difference in these sorts of plays


I imagine it makes passes over the middle all kinds of amusing, too.

I'd love one NFL game a year with throwback goalposts.
 
2012-07-19 11:06:26 AM
And there ain't no flags!
 
2012-07-19 11:09:58 AM
Sure, the guy with the ball gets the glory, but what about the blockers? If it wasn't for them, he wouldn't have got past the opposition's 20 yard line at best
 
2012-07-19 11:15:12 AM

meddleRPI: Apparently there's no block in the back rule in the CFL, because one dude just gets completely shiatcanned from behind.


Came to post this.
 
2012-07-19 11:15:31 AM
It's not just the deep endzones. Did you notice that there are two 50 yard lines and a C between them. The field of play is 110 x 65 yards, not just 100 x 53 and 1/3 yards.
 
2012-07-19 11:15:50 AM
Getting a runback TD in CFL is like pulling off a 360 tomahawk on an eight foot goal. Impressive and cool? Sure. Amazing? Not really.
 
2012-07-19 11:18:02 AM
These go to 11.
 
2012-07-19 11:25:50 AM
I stopped thinking of Canadian football as a real sport the moment I saw a video of two teams kicking the football back and forth to each other in the same play.
 
2012-07-19 11:25:55 AM
Go Riders Go
 
2012-07-19 11:28:30 AM
When's the last time you saw a 129-yard touchdown? Never, if you only watch the NFL

A week ago? When it was on ESPN.

I figured this was going to be the same vid.
 
2012-07-19 11:28:58 AM
Nice downfield blocking by #24
 
2012-07-19 11:29:37 AM
Can't get enough of those fair catches.
 
2012-07-19 11:39:40 AM

PowerSlacker: meddleRPI: Apparently there's no block in the back rule in the CFL, because one dude just gets completely shiatcanned from behind.

Came to post this.


Thirded... either that or Canadian ref's are even more blind than the U.S. ones... that block in the back was not even 5 yards away from the returner, and happened almost immediately after he caught the ball.
 
2012-07-19 11:41:07 AM

meddleRPI: Apparently there's no block in the back rule in the CFL, because one dude just gets completely shiatcanned from behind.


The tv guys covered that one pretty well. They figured the blocker was able to get just enough of him from the side that it didn't draw a penalty.

teto85: GO RIDERS!


Word.

HellRaisingHoosier: I stopped thinking of Canadian football as a real sport the moment I saw a video of two teams kicking the football back and forth to each other in the same play.


It's more fun than a guy just taking a knee...

Also I am going to the Riders/Stamps game tonight here in Calgary. Yay me!
 
2012-07-19 11:42:40 AM

dletter: PowerSlacker: meddleRPI: Apparently there's no block in the back rule in the CFL, because one dude just gets completely shiatcanned from behind.

Came to post this.

Thirded... either that or Canadian ref's are even more blind than the U.S. ones... that block in the back was not even 5 yards away from the returner, and happened almost immediately after he caught the ball.


Watch it again, you can clearly see he pops him in the right shoulder. The guy didn't see it coming but it wasn't from behind.
 
2012-07-19 11:53:08 AM
As rabid of a football country that the USA is, I cant believe this isnt on television anywhere. Not even an obscure channel. In the meantime, we suffer through a summer of baseball and NASCAR. I would watch the CFL if it were available.
 
2012-07-19 11:56:18 AM

DemoKnite: As rabid of a football country that the USA is, I cant believe this isnt on television anywhere. Not even an obscure channel. In the meantime, we suffer through a summer of baseball and NASCAR. I would watch the CFL if it were available.


Look on ESPN3, they stream it in the States. Game tonight, 9 EST.
 
2012-07-19 12:03:27 PM

babysealclubber: Getting a runback TD in CFL is like pulling off a 360 tomahawk on an eight foot goal. Impressive and cool? Sure. Amazing? Not really.


It certainly seems this way this season. This was actually the THIRD 120+ yard return for a TD already. Not so many kick returns for TDs last year though.

HellRaisingHoosier: I stopped thinking of Canadian football as a real sport the moment I saw a video of two teams kicking the football back and forth to each other in the same play.


This is one of the idiosyncrasies of the CFL that makes it a better brand of football, imo. Also, it is a throwback to the early days of rugby-football that the league has maintained. Football was very much a kicking game in the 1910s-20s-30s and plays like that were relatively common. I like that our brand of handegg retains some actual aspects of football.
 
2012-07-19 12:04:00 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: dletter: PowerSlacker: meddleRPI: Apparently there's no block in the back rule in the CFL, because one dude just gets completely shiatcanned from behind.

Came to post this.

Thirded... either that or Canadian ref's are even more blind than the U.S. ones... that block in the back was not even 5 yards away from the returner, and happened almost immediately after he caught the ball.

Watch it again, you can clearly see he pops him in the right shoulder. The guy didn't see it coming but it wasn't from behind.


I have watched it again and again. Frame by frame. He makes contact with the guy from behind.
 
2012-07-19 12:04:54 PM
Oh, and

A) Our referees are terrible

B) Fark the Riders.
 
2012-07-19 12:06:32 PM
I like the bigger field. Of course, if the NFL went to a field that size, we would need 32 new stadiums...
 
2012-07-19 12:07:16 PM

Resolute: Oh, and

A) Our referees are terrible

B) Fark the Riders.


Ah let the Kevin Glenn era begin in Calgary. Also never take relationship advice from Joffrey Reynolds. What too soon?

See you Stumpeder fans at McMahon tonight!
 
2012-07-19 12:07:40 PM

Rhypskallion: I like the bigger field. Of course, if the NFL went to a field that size, we would need 32 new stadiums...


31, almost forgot the NY teams share a stadium.
 
2012-07-19 12:08:37 PM

DemoKnite: As rabid of a football country that the USA is, I cant believe this isnt on television anywhere. Not even an obscure channel. In the meantime, we suffer through a summer of baseball and NASCAR. I would watch the CFL if it were available.


In addition to ESPN3, it's on NFL Network, I believe on Saturdays. The Arena league is on Friday nights and it's playoff time for them (well, one more week of regular season ball).

So yeah, watch NFLN if you can, otherwise ESPN3.
 
2012-07-19 12:11:30 PM
From the CFL rule book:

ILLEGAL BLOCKING

RULE REFERENCES

Rule 7 Section 1 Article 4 (b) - Illegal Blocking states:

"During any play, a player of the team in possession shall not be permitted to contact an opponent from behind in a manner that interferes with the opponent's approach to the ball carrier."

For 2007

A player will be deemed to have four sides - front, right, left and back and when blocking, it is illegal to contact him in the back.

The key issue for officials is the point of contact by the blocker on a potential tackler.

There are a couple of ways of "looking at" this situation.

1) Visualize the player as contained in a box with 4 sides. It is illegal to contact him in the rear panel of that box.

2) Visualize a plane established immediately behind the body of the player, - not through his body, but behind it. It is illegal to contact a player in that rear plane.

Contact on the back corners of the box will be deemed illegal.

A blocker's hand on the back of a potential tackler will be deemed illegal.

NOTE: This Illegal Blocking rule applies on all plays, not just kick returns.


Granted the ref may have missed the call but in my opinion it was close enough (on the right shoulder) that the ref let it go. Also, doesn't matter what you say, it is still 6 points!
 
2012-07-19 12:11:30 PM
Fun fact: The first official CFL game was played in 1954 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia!
 
2012-07-19 12:15:19 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Resolute: Oh, and

A) Our referees are terrible

B) Fark the Riders.

Ah let the Kevin Glenn era begin in Calgary. Also never take relationship advice from Joffrey Reynolds. What too soon?

See you Stumpeder fans at McMahon tonight!


You won't at that. I find that far too many Rider fans are of the opinion that the best way to enjoy a game is to get drop-dead drunk and go out of their way to be obnoxious pricks to the other team's fans. A lot of fans here simply refuse to put up with it anymore, which is why you see so many Rider fans in McMahon. Bit of a shame too, because these people give the good fans a bad rap, and make it impossible to feel good about the small-market team that everyone would otherwise wish success on.

Speaking of Reynolds, This error was in the Calgary Sun a couple days ago:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-19 12:18:25 PM

Resolute: Representative of the unwashed masses: Resolute: Oh, and

A) Our referees are terrible

B) Fark the Riders.

Ah let the Kevin Glenn era begin in Calgary. Also never take relationship advice from Joffrey Reynolds. What too soon?

See you Stumpeder fans at McMahon tonight!

You won't at that. I find that far too many Rider fans are of the opinion that the best way to enjoy a game is to get drop-dead drunk and go out of their way to be obnoxious pricks to the other team's fans. A lot of fans here simply refuse to put up with it anymore, which is why you see so many Rider fans in McMahon. Bit of a shame too, because these people give the good fans a bad rap, and make it impossible to feel good about the small-market team that everyone would otherwise wish success on.

Speaking of Reynolds, This error was in the Calgary Sun a couple days ago:

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What the heck is that logo above the Browns one? Is that a hockey stick? lol
 
2012-07-19 12:20:00 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Also, doesn't matter what you say, it is still 6 points!


6 Canadian points, which is like 2.46 in US points.

/Yes, I realize they are within 1% of each other right now
 
2012-07-19 12:24:41 PM
You know why the NFL moved them back? Because people kept destroying themselves on them.
 
2012-07-19 12:26:35 PM
The quality of play and talent is higher in the NFL, but holy fark the CFL is fun to watch. I would love to see NFL players play CFL rules and wonder if the results would be as entertaining.
 
2012-07-19 12:29:00 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: What the heck is that logo above the Browns one? Is that a hockey stick? lol


Vancouver Giants of the WHL. Bit of an oops, that.
 
2012-07-19 12:37:08 PM
You won't at that. I find that far too many Rider fans are of the opinion that the best way to enjoy a game is to get drop-dead drunk and go out of their way to be obnoxious pricks to the other team's fans. A lot of fans here simply refuse to put up with it anymore, which is why you see so many Rider fans in McMahon. Bit of a shame too, because these people give the good fans a bad rap, and make it impossible to feel good about the small-market team that everyone would otherwise wish success on.

I stopped going to Labour Day Classics at Mosaic because of farktarded Rider fans. Most of them show up drunk, drink tons more during the game and then fight with each other and fans of the visiting team, and puke and piss all over themselves and the stadium when they aren't throwing garbage at the opposing team or its fans in the stands. When I went to games there security was mainly provided by senior citizen volunteers in golf carts, so the outside of the stadium is a farking free for all after the game, and jebus help anyone wearing another team's jersey if the Riders lose.

The only difference that occurs when the Riders are playing away games is that tards wearing watermelons on their heads have extra time and motivation to get drunk because they don't see the team as often or they made the road trip so started drinking the night before.

/will be at tonight's game
//fan of anyone who kicks Rider ass
///Fark the Riders and their fans
 
2012-07-19 12:37:47 PM
Yeah, because when I'm watching the NFL, I'm sitting there, thinking, "100 yards is nice and all, but I'd really prefer to see a much LONGER touchdown run."
 
2012-07-19 12:38:46 PM

Farktastic: You won't at that. I find that far too many Rider fans are of the opinion that the best way to enjoy a game is to get drop-dead drunk and go out of their way to be obnoxious pricks to the other team's fans. A lot of fans here simply refuse to put up with it anymore, which is why you see so many Rider fans in McMahon. Bit of a shame too, because these people give the good fans a bad rap, and make it impossible to feel good about the small-market team that everyone would otherwise wish success on.

I stopped going to Labour Day Classics at Mosaic because of farktarded Rider fans. Most of them show up drunk, drink tons more during the game and then fight with each other and fans of the visiting team, and puke and piss all over themselves and the stadium when they aren't throwing garbage at the opposing team or its fans in the stands. When I went to games there security was mainly provided by senior citizen volunteers in golf carts, so the outside of the stadium is a farking free for all after the game, and jebus help anyone wearing another team's jersey if the Riders lose.

The only difference that occurs when the Riders are playing away games is that tards wearing watermelons on their heads have extra time and motivation to get drunk because they don't see the team as often or they made the road trip so started drinking the night before.

/will be at tonight's game
//fan of anyone who kicks Rider ass
///Fark the Riders and their fans


I'll be the drunkard in green...

/Stamps suck!
 
2012-07-19 12:40:03 PM
Ah, so just barely longer than an inside-the-park home run. That's nice.
 
2012-07-19 12:43:40 PM

Mercutio74: The quality of play and talent is higher in the NFL, but holy fark the CFL is fun to watch. I would love to see NFL players play CFL rules and wonder if the results would be as entertaining.


With a field that wide, there would never be an incomplete pass. The QBs in the CFL are god-farking awful.
 
2012-07-19 12:47:06 PM

meddleRPI: Apparently there's no block in the back rule in the CFL, because one dude just gets completely shiatcanned from behind.


I guess I see it more in college football because that's the flavor I watch the most but that sort of thing happens all the time... it just depends on whether the refs see it or if they want to call it. Same goes for holding, they could probably call holding on 25% of every snap but they don't.
 
2012-07-19 12:47:33 PM

Yanks_RSJ: Mercutio74: The quality of play and talent is higher in the NFL, but holy fark the CFL is fun to watch. I would love to see NFL players play CFL rules and wonder if the results would be as entertaining.

With a field that wide, there would never be an incomplete pass. The QBs in the CFL are god-farking awful.


They can be, but at the same time, I think you overrate NFL QBs to a large degree. Keep in mind that the CFL also has 12 men on the field instead of 11.

Reality, however, is that the NFL will never adopt most CFL rules. But the one they definitely should, given the current debates on concussios, is the no-yards rule on kicks. It would be an elegant solution to the American game's issue on that front. The downside, however, is that we would lose the amusement of watching American players come up to Canada and be utterly confused by it.
 
2012-07-19 12:48:15 PM

Delawheredad: Fun fact: The first official CFL game was played in 1954 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia!


Wiki: " The CFL was officially founded on January 19, 1958". So your "Fun Fact" is neither.

There has been football in Canada since the 1880's - the 100th Grey Cup Game will be played in Toronto in November. The CFL is a 'second-rate' league compared to the NFL in the same way that AAA Baseball is second rate compared to the Major Leagues. There is player movement between the leagues (Warren Moon, Jeff Garcia, Joe Theisman, Ricky Williams, Milt Stegall etc.) - the very best CFL'ers could replace some bench/part-time starters in the NFL. There are many guys riding the pines in the NFL who could play regularly in the CFL and be among the best in the league. These guys stay in the NFL because they make many times more money to ride the pines than any CFL player makes.

The CFL game, on its larger field, is a different game, requiring slightly smaller and more mobile players at some positions. The smaller CFL rosters require more versatility from the players. Example: NFL teams can have a "long snap center" on the roster, run linemen, pass linemen etc. CFL centers and linemen are far more 'generalists' than the NFL specialists.

I'm a big CFL fan.

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-gooooooooooos!!!

Fun Fact: The CFL team salary cap is a bit over $4 000 000. This would pay ONE starting NFL running back.
 
2012-07-19 12:48:33 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: I stopped thinking of Canadian football as a real sport the moment I saw a video of two teams kicking the football back and forth to each other in the same play.


It's called a rouge, and it's when the ball either hits the ground or a defensive player in the endzone and then travels over the end line or sidelines. The game in question I believe was tied at that point and it began as a missed field goal attempt. The defending players then kicked the ball out to avoid the rouge, only to have it kicked back in. Not entirely sure where it came from, but most of the rules go back to the days when people played rugby union and Canadian football started to take shape. Rouge is most likely a throwback to a drop goal, only it doesn't need to go through uprights. Though it's also possible to get a drop goal during regular play if one team was so inclined.

Also remember, bigger field and less downs you'll find that it opens up the game a lot. So if you're into big passing plays, CFL is pretty good for that. Nothing like watching a running-back receive passes instead. Other things to consider with a bigger field, it's not just even more open space, it's 12 a side instead of 11. Other subtle rules make the game quite different, and the players. Scrimmage distance, fair catch is different and fielders behind the kicker are fair game for retrieving the ball, motion in the snap, and so on...
 
2012-07-19 12:53:20 PM

Yanks_RSJ: Mercutio74: The quality of play and talent is higher in the NFL, but holy fark the CFL is fun to watch. I would love to see NFL players play CFL rules and wonder if the results would be as entertaining.

With a field that wide, there would never be an incomplete pass. The QBs in the CFL are god-farking awful.


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3 examples of 'god-farking awful' CFL QB's
 
2012-07-19 12:54:37 PM

Resolute: They can be, but at the same time, I think you overrate NFL QBs to a large degree. Keep in mind that the CFL also has 12 men on the field instead of 11.


Yeah, and one WR can get a running start, which gives him an incredible advantage in getting open. I'm not overrating NFL QBs in comparison to the clowns playing in the CFL - I watched a few games when I was up there for a week last summer, it's a travesty. Put any of the top 20 NFL QBs in that league and they'd completely annihilate defenses.
 
2012-07-19 12:56:51 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: 3 examples of 'god-farking awful' CFL QB's


You forgot Joe Theisman. Those four are what we like to call "exceptions" in the 54 year history of the CFL.
 
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