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Went to a CFL Game Friday Night

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by TheCowboy, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    We have a cottage in Upstate NY that is 2 hours away from Ottawa, and we decided to make the trip up to see a CFL game. It was Ottawa vs. Edmonton and neither of them scored a touchdown. The final score was 10-8 and I learned that teams get a point if their field goal or punt winds up in the endzone. This was the majority of points scored in the game.

    The talent in that league is HORRIBLE. Yes, I expected it to be worse than the NFL but these dudes probably couldn't beat a majority of Division 2 college teams. Had to be at least 20 dropped passes in the game (not exaggerating) and 3 times where a touchdown would have been scored but it resulted in a fumble recovery for the other team. QBs consistently under throw their receivers and the 2 and out rule made the game much longer than it needed to be.

    The moral of the story: be thankful we have the NFL and not the CFL. It was pretty funny to watch, but dang was it terrible football!
  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    We need to keep perspective when calling guys "horrible." I play with a few guys who have tried out and played in the CFL. They're not NFL prospects, not even close, but they are head and shoulders above what most people would consider good athletes. The discrepancy is astounding.

    I still don't think the average fan comes even close to grasping how skilled/athletic guys in the NFL actually are.
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  3. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    x1000
  4. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Where in NY are you staying?



    YR
  5. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    It's the equivalent of D2 football in the US. Interestingly, some of the players who were awful in the game were just recently cut.
  6. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    I live in Rochester, but my cottage is in the Watertown area.
  7. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Have a lot of family in watertown. My grandfather used to own a cottage in Cape Vincent. Those were good times.




    YR
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  8. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Awesome! Yeah we are right on Chaumont Bay.

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