6 responses

  1. jiajia
    August 19, 2011

    Haha … I just surf around and see these comments. I can not believe there is still

    so much fascination. For the production of this article, thanks.


    • BOBBY
      November 9, 2011

      That’s because you don’t have the intelligence to understand a complicated game such as football whether its CFL or NFL. Go back to playing checkers.


  2. me
    April 23, 2014

    Bobby, don’t be so ignorant, because chess is a game where a person must have intelligence and common sense.
    Football is a game where grown men run around in tights while spanking each others butts, and the object of the game is to run into eachother as hard as possible while trying to remember which side of the field to carry the ball to, sounds hard….lol

    Plus most chess players don’t take illegal drugs in order to play better


    • Jason gillock
      July 13, 2014

      He didn’t say chees, checkers is simple you idiot.


  3. Avro Arrow
    October 26, 2014

    There are more differences and some things here are incorrect. I’ll start with the fact that the goal posts in the CFL are at the goal line like the NFL had before they moved them to the back of the endzone. The endzones are 20 yards deep in the CFL instead of 10 yards deep in the NFL. The balls are now the same size but the CFL ball is still striped while the NFL ball is not. The rules of both leagues have a legal size range which happen to overlap so Wilson made a ball that’s legal in both leagues, thus reducing costs to both leagues. The defensive lines in both leagues are the same, 3-4 or 4-3 (in standard formations). The offensive line changes somewhat because instead of the NFL formula of one tight end and two wide receivers, you get two slotbacks and two flankers (again, standard formations). In the NFL defensive backfield, there are two cornerbacks, one strong safety and one free safety while in the CFL, there are two cornerbacks, two defensive halfbacks and one safety (once again, in a standard formation). The CFL has unlimited motion in the backfield allowing the flankers and slotbacks to take a running start at the line of scrimmage, the offensive line must remain still. All punts or missed field goals MUST be returned or a single point known as a “rouge” will be awarded to the kicking team and the ball will be placed at the receiving team’s 35 yard line, in that sense, there is no touchback. There is no fair catch in the CFL but all offside players (on a punt, everyone except the punter) must be at least 5 yards away from the returner when he touches the ball. If they are not, a 15-yard “no-yards” penalty is assessed if he catches it cleanly while a 5-yard penalty is assessed if the ball bounces before being caught. The CFL also has a 3-minute warning instead of a 2-minute warning but during those last 3 minutes, incomplete passes and going out of bounds do stop the clock until the next snap but plays that end in-bounds stop the clock until the ball is spotted. Finally, all quarters (and therefore all games) MUST end on a play, even if the clock reads 00:00. A team cannot just run the clock out on the sideline to end the game.

    Oh yeah and the NFL no longer uses immediate sudden-death overtime.


  4. Avro Arrow
    October 26, 2014

    And of course, as soon as I submit that, I remember two other differences. One is that a receiver only needs control and one foot in bounds (like the NCAA) and the other is how out-of-bounds fumbles are handled. In the NFL, a fumbled ball that goes out of bounds is returned to the team that fumbled it. In the CFL, it is awarded to the last team that touched the ball before going out of bounds.


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