TORONTO -- TSN's Engraved on a Nation airs eight unique documentaries that bring you some of the great stories - some renowned and others less told - in Canadian Football history, capturing what makes our game so unique. Following each episode, CFL.ca brings you the best of your comments from around the web in our Armchair Film Critic.
The Stone Thrower
'The Stone Thrower' was the second documentary in the series, reflecting the inspirational and emotional story of how Chuck Ealey went from the projects of Portsmouth, Ohio to becoming the first African-American quarterback to win a Grey Cup Championship. It was aired following the Ticats vs. Lions game on Friday Night Football, and featured a man whose battle with racial intolerance led him to play professional football in Canada, where he proudly remains today.
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@eileen_oliver Very much enjoying watching TSN's Stone Thrower: the Chuck Ealey story. Class act. Great football man & a Future Ace too
@duffgibson Just watched the Chuck Ealey documentary on #TSN. Love his perspective. Loved that he trained by throwing rocks at a passing train! Awesome.
@Snivealive75 @mattleibl No disrespect intended, but Chuck Ealey looks more physically imposing & ready 2 go @ 62 then any of our stiffs 2day. #Bombers
@bgrantcampbell Just watched Stone Thrower: The Chuck Ealey Story. Wow. Congrats to Charles Officer, the director.
@argosandolphins Just watched Engraved on a nation: the Chuck Ealy story. Wow what a motivational story... Love those underdog, come from nothing, takes.
@RedDevilWine #EngravedOnANation chuck ealey - stone thrower is a stunning football doc. The social fabric of sport is an incredibly remarkable thing...
@Bluegold14 @JaelRichardson I just watched engraved on the nation The Stone thrower. Best line Americans By birth Canadians by choice.
@RonnieHStewart I never saw a football season undefeated. Saw a successful pass, play after play. Lead to undefeated season. #Chuck Ealey @bowen_orlando
@NickT1219 Winning the Grey Cup as a rookie is one thing.. winning the grey cup as a rookie against Ron Lancaster.. wow Chuck Ealey! #EngravedOnANation
@benkuzma As a Riders supporter, Chuck Ealey drove me crazy guiding Ticats to '72 Grey Cup win. But easy to cheer his riveting TSN biography. #CFL
@Mike_Ticats My next Ticat jersey is going to be a Chuck Ealey jersey #Stownthrower
@VipersTicatsFan My first memory of football is the Ticats Grey Cup win in 72. Getting to know Chuck Ealey with this film is priceless. Thanks CFL #CFL
@RockSinders As a kid I remember fading back with the football and pretending I was just like Chuck Ealey. #JustSayin #CFLonTsn
@CareyMarkewich Is every episode of Engraved on a Nation going to involve the Riders losing a Grey Cup? Dammit!
@RealAlexD Now THIS is what a documentary should be!! Loving this Engraved on Nation. Production is great, content is great. #ChuckEaley
@CFLNumber1Fan Man, a person needs kleenex for every one of these Engraved on a Nation shows. #CFL #TSN
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