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Old 01-30-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Between 6 and 8 million Canadians, or between a fourth and a fifth of the population, will probably watch the Super Bowl. It is a pretty popular event in Canada, and Super Bowl parties are numerous.

Depending on the teams involved in either game, in some years the Super Bowl can draw more viewers in Canada than the Grey Cup, which is the Canadian football championship (played in late November).
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Yup! CFL is more watched than the NFL is in Canada, but the Superbowl's this big hyped up event with a cool half time show and all sorts of betting going on. I've watched it numerous times, and I don't typically follow either form of gridiron.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Man, I remember when Detroit held the Super Bowl. All the promoters set up all kinds of stuff down on the waterfront here in Windsor. Flags hanging from the streetlight posts, people everywhere. Alot of very famous people chose to put up in hotels here instead of the D as well, so I got to see them.

I'll be working this year, so....that sucks.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Yes, we watch. I'm looking forward to it: a friend has booked a table in a local sports bar for a bunch of us.

I just wish we could get the commercials. Canada's broadcast regulators allow Canadian networks and local stations to lay their own ads and similar over the commercials coming from the American feed. So you Americans will get all kinds of cool beer, car, and soft drink commercials, and we'll get ... what's coming up on the evening news and promos for next week's episode of "Glee."
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I have watched some highlights of CFL, so what's the difference between Canadian Football and American Football? I can't see any.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Bigger ball, bigger field, goal post at the goal line.....I'm sure there's more important stuff though lol

I don't follow CFL.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:43 AM
 
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I have watched some highlights of CFL, so what's the difference between Canadian Football and American Football? I can't see any.
I'm not a huge CFL fan but the main difference to me always seemed that there are 3 downs instead of 4, so the passing game is a bit more prevalent. That might explain why some of the most well-known CFLers to make the jump to the NFL were quarterbacks (Warren Moon, Doug Flutie).

But here's the Wiki article describing the differences:

Comparison of American and Canadian football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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What others have said plus:

Field is 110 yards long and 65 yards wide. End zones are twice as deep.

Unlimited backfield motion before the snap - as opposed to one at a time only in the NFL

No yards rule on punts - you have to give the catching player a five yard radius to catch it, so there is no fair catch rule and no surrounding the ball by the kicking team and let it roll as far as possible.

Single point if a catching player is downed in the end zone on a punt or a missed field goal. It's also a single if the ball on a punt or a missed FG goes across the back or sidelines in the end zone.

There is no touchback in Canadian football but after a single you start at your own 35 as opposed to the 20 (I think) after an NFL touchback.

The line of scrimmage is a full yard wide as opposed to the NFL where you can line up right to the end of the ball.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Oh yeah and 12 players per side instead of 11.
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