No one went over the middle like Rocky DiPietro

June 27, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
Almost 40 years later, Rocky DiPietro still remembers what he calls the very humble beginnings of his career. Eventually a Ticats great, things didn’t start out that way for DiPietro.

For Canadians, Ezzrett ‘Sugarfoot’ Anderson was easily relatable

June 27, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
Four months after his death, Ezzrett ‘Sugarfoot’ Anderson’s legacy is built on the impact he made on his adopted hometown after retiring from football in 1954.

‘Royalty’ attached to George Reed’s name in Riderville

June 27, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
George Reed’s selection to be the name on the back of the Riders’ t-shirts for their July 1 stadium-unveiling game against Winnipeg is a no-brainer, writes CFL.ca’s Chris O’Leary.

After a 25-year career, Passaglia still misses the little things

June 27, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
Lui Passaglia was an easy player for Lions fans to get behind. It’s been 17 years since he stopped playing, but he still feels a strong connection with the organization.

Doug Brown: CFL a ‘national treasure to Canada’

June 27, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
Former Bomber greats Chris Walby and Doug Brown will have their names on commemorative t-shirts to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Hatanaka: Inclusiveness, diversity make CFL great

June 27, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
For former Ottawa Rough Rider Bill Hatanaka, diversity and inclusiveness are what make the CFL special. Hatanaka’s story transcends his accomplishments on the field.

Dalla Riva: From overseas to Hamilton’s steel mills and, eventually, the Alouettes

June 27, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
Peter Dalla Riva arrived in Hamilton from Italy with his family in 1953 as a wide eyed eight-year-old. His journey, like many immigrants, turned out to be a unique one.

Pinball: Representing Canada ‘sentimentally sacred’

June 27, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
For Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Canadian culture speaks for itself. Chris O’Leary has more on the man who identifies himself as American by birth and Canadian by choice.

Kwong, Getty part of a peak moment in Canadian talent

June 27, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
If you’re an Esks’ fan, you know that Norman Kwong and Don Getty played on those three-in-a-row Eskimos teams of the 1950s. Chris O’Leary has more on two Eskimos legends.

Go ‘In The Nest’ with the 2017 Montreal Alouettes

June 24, 2017 | CFL.ca Staff
How did the Montreal Alouettes come together? How were the tough decisions made? Find out that and more with a behind the scenes documentary entitled ‘In The Nest’.

Burris pens article for ‘ The Players Tribune’; details injuries & silencing naysayers

June 23, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
Future Hall of Famer Henry Burris wrote the first ever CFL-exclusive article for The Players Tribune on his career, path to the CFL and the obstacles that he faced along the way.

Rider Revival?: Confident Carter sets tone for retooled Green & White

June 21, 2017 | Don Landry
While detractors call him selfish and immature, others say Duron Carter is simply passionate and misunderstood. Carter opens up to CFL.ca’s Don Landry before his Montreal return.

Ship’s New Captain: In Trestman, Gruden trusts

June 20, 2017 | CFL.ca Staff
Marc Trestman is ready to lead the charge of the Toronto Argonauts as the 2017 season gets set to begin.

Like No Other: The headstrong, brilliant and playful presence of Don Matthews

June 14, 2017 | Don Landry
CFL.ca columnist Don Landry talks to those who knew Don Matthews the best on the day we sadly learned of the legendary coaches passing.

Diminutive Finch ready to expand his portfolio

June 13, 2017 | Max Campbell
While he’s already considered one of the CFL’s most dynamic return men, Roy Finch isn’t willing to stop there. What does 2017 hold for the diminutive speedster?

Brandon Bridge making his mark in Riderville

June 12, 2017 | Ian Hamilton
After a strong performance in the first week of the pre-season, Canadian QB Brandon Bridge is making an impact in Saskatchewan.

An extensive Q&A with the legendary Hugh Campbell

June 9, 2017 | CFL.ca Staff
In a lengthy chat with CFL.ca, Campbell reminisced over his 26 years spent with the Eskimos as coach, then GM and president, his coaching tactics and his impact on the CFL today.

O’Leary: Bernie Custis’ legacy honoured in many ways

June 7, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
From a viewing of Gridiron Underground to an athletic award, Bernie Custis’ legacy lives on even after his passing.

O’Leary: From the streets of north Winnipeg to Lambeau, Chrupalo has the call

June 6, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
A professional football official for the last 13 years, Brian Chrupalo will make split second decisions this summer in the CFL and NFL. But that’s nothing like his day job.

O’Leary: QB Matt Johnson searching for an opportunity with Ticats

June 6, 2017 | Chris O'Leary
He knows the quarterback situation is pretty much set in Hamilton but Matt Johnson is still working hard at training camp to make an impression on the Tiger-Cats.