2016 marked a drastic turnaround for the British Columbia Lions. After finishing 7-11 in 2015, the BC Lions were able to buckle down, put the pedal to the metal, and finished the 2016 season with a 12-6 record. Not only that, the franchise managed to qualify for the postseason for the 20th consecutive year, making them the holders of second longest streak in the Canadian Football League. Heading into the playoffs, this team’s hopes were higher than ever and a win against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Division Semi-Finals sent CFL betting fans who favor the Lions hopes through the air.
While NFL fans may argue that their league has the best quarterbacks, there’s no denying that the pigskin hurlers in the CFL are capable of making splashes across football betting websites. In fact some fans would argue that the CFL provides the opportunity for player development in athletes that are looking to make the jump to the NFL. Such was the case for Jeff Garcia, Joe Theismann, and Warren Moon who just happen to be some of the most memorable names in NFL history. While the rules changes vastly from one league to another, at the end of the day tossing a football is tossing a football. The opportunity for a jump from the CFL to the NFL is always there, but is always more readily available to the most talented players. So, which CFL quarterbacks have the best opportunity of transitioning to the NFL?
Former Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones, selected by the New England Patriots as the 60th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, could eventually be a real asset to the team and its NFL betting odds – if he overcomes his fear of Tom Brady first. In an interview, Jones said he was scared of Brady growing up as Ravens fan. And who could blame him, really? The multiple league and Super Bowl MVP does make for quite a Boogeyman. I would be terrified too, if I believed Tom Brady was hiding in the closet or lurking under my, waiting for me to fall asleep so he could deflate my balls.
Montreal could very well be where Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd spends his future career. Signed by the Canadian Football League team last November, Clemson’s all-time passing leader is eager to make a mark with the club. Boyd will report to an Alouettes mini-camp in West Palm Beach, Florida, then head to Montreal for training camp. The team’s season opener is set for June 30th. Boyd has been training with fellow former Clemson player Joe Don Reames. “He’s been getting me ready and I think I’m very well prepared to go up there and make a statement,” Boyd said. “I’m planning on contributing as much as I can.”
Let's take a look at Week 14 in the CFL, starting with the matchup between the Calgary Stampeders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Currently, the Stampeders are a solid home favorite for this game.Continue Reading
The 2015 CFL season will entail plenty of competition just like it has in the past. This year's season will feature plenty of competitive teams but there's going to be an interesting look at who could potentially win. There are many lines going right now in terms of how many wins each of these teams will get during the season.Continue Reading
The Montreal Alouettes have held steady in terms of their line to win the Grey Cup in 2015. The team started the season with 8-1 betting odds and continue to hold this line. The Als are practically in the middle of the pack this season.Continue Reading
The Canadian Football League has been working hard to ensure that the game is as pure as it can be. Much of this is thanks to how the CFL has been working to test players for all sorts of different harmful and potentially dangerous drugs. These include many drugs that can cause players to get unfair advantages. These have increased in terms of the variety of different materials that may be used and are being inspected with care.Continue Reading
The 103rd Grey Cup won't be given out until November 29 in Winnipeg but there is already plenty of talk out there with regards to who the favorites are. The futures odds for Canadian Football League betting are going to be worth exploring as many of these are related based on some big transactions that offseason.Continue Reading