Chris O'Leary

Senior Writer

Chris O'Leary, formerly of the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal, is a senior writer on and associated platforms.

O’Leary: Looking back 15 years to a wild Canada Day game in the capital

June 30, 2020 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks back to Canada Day 2005 and a wild game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Renegades.

O’Leary: Labinjo stood tall in the game’s biggest moments

June 26, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
The late Mike Labinjo was the type of player that stepped up when the games mattered the most, senior writer Chris O’Leary says. Labinjo and the 2008 Stampeders are in the second ...

O’Leary: All-Decade voters size up a hefty task

June 23, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
Voting for the All-Decade Team pres. by LeoVegas won’t be an easy task. Chris O’Leary spoke with a pair of veteran columnists about their approaches to choosing the best players of ...

O’Leary: Looking past the familiar a key to All-Decade voting

June 23, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
The challenge in voting for an all-decade team, senior writer Chris O’Leary says, is getting past the familiar faces you’ve come to know and considering all of the nominees.

O’Leary: Riders heartache headlines CFL Encore night

June 19, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
This week’s CFL Encore games show Toronto and Winnipeg advance to the Grey Cup at the expense of the Riders, a team that senior writer Chris O’Leary says knows heartache better ...

O’Leary: Bo vs. Mike is always worth the hype

June 17, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
Week 2 of the 2020 CFL schedule would have seen a Mike Reilly-Bo Levi Mitchell clash in Calgary. senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at how the two of them have dominated the league ...

O’Leary: Bowen’s story resonates 16 years later

June 14, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
For Orlando Bowen, George Floyd’s killing brought back all of the horrible memories of his own encounter with police 16 years ago. He shared that experience and how it impacted his life on ...

O’Leary: No lead is safe may be the best part of the Canadian game

June 12, 2020 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary looks at the two very different overtime contests that TSN is offering up for Friday night’s CFL Encore games.

O’Leary: What we would have seen in Week 1

June 10, 2020 | Chris O'Leary senior writer Chris O’Leary takes a look at what would have been Week 1 of the CFL season, which was slated to kick off on Thursday.

O’Leary: Defence shines as Riders get blanked in TSN’s CFL Encore game

June 5, 2020 | Chris O'Leary
It may not have been obvious in the moment, senior writer Chris O’Leary says, but in Edmonton’s convincing shutout win over Saskatchewan in 2014, we got a glimpse of what Chris ...