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Sorry for the delay folks, this one’s a bit late.

First, an update from last week. Despite breezing through the other competition, the US National U-19 Football team fell to Canada in the U-19 World Championship game, 24-6. I guess Canada now controls the future of football in the world.


In the dead of summer, the world cries out for football, and the Canadiens are here with the methadone you need to get to September. The ancient and honorable sport of Canadian football is here, back again with a great US TV deal with ESPN for the 2016 season. Since games never overlap, you can literally watch the entire season without missing a second of the pseudo-football action! Here’s a quick primer of all you need to know.

Picking one of the 9 teams to follow isn’t a requirement, but if you need a rooting interest, go for the Hamilton Ti-Cats, home to former LSU standouts Drake Nevis, Terrence Toliver, and CFL Iron Man Peter Dyakowski.

League Start Matchup Channel Streaming
All Times Central THURSDAY
CFL 7:30 PM Edmonton Eskimos vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers ESPN3
Super Rugby 2:35 AM Waratahs vs. Blues ESPN3
AFL Premiership 5:00 AM Fremantle Dockers vs. Geelong Cats FS2 FSGo
Super Rugby 4:45 AM Rebels vs. Reds ESPN3
Super Rugby 12:00 PM Sunwolves vs. Sharks ESPN3
CFL 6:30 PM Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes ESPN3
CFL 9:00 PM Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos ESPN2 WatchESPN
Super Rugby 12:15 AM Hurricanes vs. Crusaders ESPN3
Super Rugby 2:35 AM Chiefs vs. Highlanders ESPN3
AFL Premiership 4:30 AM Adelaide Crows vs. Collingwood Magpies FS1 FSGo
NRL Rugby 4:30 AM South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Brisbane Broncos FS2 FSGo
Super Rugby 4:45 AM Force vs. Brumbies ESPN3
Super Rugby 10:05 AM Kings vs. Stormers ESPN3
Super Rugby 12:15 PM Bulls vs. Cheetahs ESPN3
Super Rugby 4:40 PM Lions vs. Jaguares ESPN3
Arena 2:30 PM Philadelphia Soul vs. Tampa Bay Storm ESPN2 WatchESPN
CFL 6:00 PM BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN3
Arena 9:00 PM Jacksonville Sharks vs. Portland Steel ESPN3
NRL Rugby 4:00 AM Sydney Roosters vs. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks FS2 FSGo
Arena 8:30 PM Orlando Predators vs. Arizona Rattlers ESPN3

And if all that Rugby and Canadian football can’t tide you over, it’s time you discovered the magic of CHUCK WAGON RACES FROM THE CALGARY STAMPEDE.