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.
|WEEKEND OBLONG SPHEROID US TV LISTINGS 7/14 - 7/18|
|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.