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What the CFL Feels Like

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:41:49 EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada — Concern had been in the air. You could feel it hanging over the city, just like the overcast gray skies. Winnipeggers apologized for the weather—even at this latitude, it’s supposed to be warmer in June—and confided their skepticism for their football team.(image)



New Concussion Settlement a Win-Win

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:03:13 EDT

A new proposed settlement in the NFL concussion litigation should alleviate many worries when it comes to compensation for players affected by brain injuries. The revised agreement removes the cap on the NFL’s obligations to the monetary award fund, and guarantees that any retired player who develops a qualifying neurocognitive condition will receive compensation. Ultimately, it looks like a win-win for the NFL and the players.(image)



The CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Moonlights as a Banker

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:30:54 EDT

A man walks up to the bank window. “Wow,” the man says to the teller. “You look exactly like Jon Cornish, the running back for the Calgary Stampeders.”(image)



They’re Ours, We’re Theirs

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:08:57 EDT

For some people, all they know about the Canadian Football League comes from the time Homer Simpson watched the CFL draft, and the announcers say the Saskatchewan Roughriders scored only four rouges all last season. The show was missing the Ottawa Rough Riders, and how two teams with the same basic name were in the same eight-or-nine team league for 35 years. Oh, and one of them once drafted a dead man. If that was in there, joke-wise, you’d pretty much be covered.(image)



The Arthroscope: The Little Tool That Saves Careers

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:01:49 EDT

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in The MMQB’s series NFL 95: A History of Pro Football in 95 Objects, commemorating the 95th season of the NFL in 2014. Through the start of training camp in July, The MMQB will unveil one long-form story on an artifact of particular significance to the history of the NFL, accompanied by other objects that trace the rise of professional football in America, from the NFL’s founding in a Hupmobile dealership in Canton in 1920 to its place today at the forefront of American sports and popular culture.(image)



He Hate Me’s XFL Jersey

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:58:57 EDT

The MMQB presents NFL 95, a special project running through mid-July detailing 95 artifacts that tell the story of the NFL, as the league prepares to enter its 95th season. See the entire series here.(image)



Mean Joe Greene’s Coca-Cola Commercial

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:58:11 EDT

The MMQB presents NFL 95, a special project running through mid-July detailing 95 artifacts that tell the story of the NFL, as the league prepares to enter its 95th season. See the entire series here.(image)



Deion Sanders’ Bandana

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:58:09 EDT

The MMQB presents NFL 95, a special project running through mid-July detailing 95 artifacts that tell the story of the NFL, as the league prepares to enter its 95th season. See the entire series here.(image)



AT&T Stadium Video Board

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:57:29 EDT

The MMQB presents NFL 95, a special project running through mid-July detailing 95 artifacts that tell the story of the NFL, as the league prepares to enter its 95th season. See the entire series here.(image)



George Halas’ Stool

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:52:50 EDT

The MMQB presents NFL 95, a special project running through mid-July detailing 95 artifacts that tell the story of the NFL, as the league prepares to enter its 95th season. See the entire series here.(image)