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Old 11-25-2022, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Ah, after seeing it done on Youtube, now I better understand the single.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7_9q4ZkKdQ

It's really not a special play of its own but rather a play that results from designated CFL rules. In the NFL, a punted ball that ends up in or vertically beyond the endzone results in a "touchback" to the 20 yard line (i.e. the team now in possession starts at their own 20 yard). Sometimes a special teams receiver is in or near the end zone who can scoop up the ball and either return it by running out of the endzone or taking a knee in the endzone for a touchback. It looks like in the CFL, there is no such rule and no matter what, the defense has to keep the ball out of the endzone. The receiver can return it or kick it back out of the endzone but if as in the case of the video above he fails to do so, the opponent (kicking) team is awarded a single. Correct me if any if this is not accurate. Now what happens if the punt accidentally goes "out of bounce" beyond the sidelines? In the NFL, the receiving team is awarded a start at the 40 yard line but what happens in the CFL?
If a punt goes out of bounds there are linesmen whose job it is to watch the sidelines. They will spot the ball at the approximate spot where they think the airborne ball crossed the line.

As for the single or rouge, the team that concedes the single point starts its offensive series at the 35 yard line.

You can score a single point on a punt, a missed field goal or a kickoff. Though it's fairly rare on kickoffs.
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Here is a rare game-winning single (rouge) from just a few weeks ago during the Quebec university championship. Not sure why number 13 in the white didn't kick it out. Maybe he thought he didn't have time. (Bonus - commentary is in French!)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jn3E35BXPg
Amazing. From the camerman's angle, #13 only had a step or two left before he could have exited the endzone but he never got out. The one point awarded was all that was needed for U-Laval to win. Kicking plays can also backfire though. An opponent can kick the ball right back to you very quickly and if you have no time to kick it back out a second time, you lose.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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A CFL trivia Question........What well known NHL player has his name on the Grey Cup as well as the Stanley Cup ?
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Old 11-28-2022, 10:57 AM
 
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A CFL trivia Question........What well known NHL player has his name on the Grey Cup as well as the Stanley Cup ?
Stanley Grey?

JK. No idea.

BF says "Lionel Conacher"
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Old 11-28-2022, 05:10 PM
 
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Maybe this guy?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_James

As well as these guys:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Conacher

So, I've found dubious sources for FOUR guys having their names on both cups

Lionel Conacher, Joe Miller, Carl Voss, Gerry James but, I think the "well known" caveat would exclude all but Lionel.
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Old 11-29-2022, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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A CFL trivia Question........What well known NHL player has his name on the Grey Cup as well as the Stanley Cup ?
Red Storey?
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Old 12-09-2022, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Wayne Gretsky was a minority owner of the Toronto Argos, as was John Candy the comedian. When the Argos won the Grey Cup , both of their names were engraved on the cup.
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Old 12-09-2022, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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More Grey Cup trivia:

Who is the only individual to play in a Grey Cup ... and in an NBA Finals?

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Bud Grant

Before leading the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to four Grey Cup titles, and still later coaching the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL, Grant played end on both offense and defense for the Blue Bombers, including a 1953 loss to Hamilton in the Grey Cup*.

Three years earlier, Grant was reserve forward on the Minneapolis (now Los Angeles) Lakers team that beat the Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers) in six games to win the championship.

Fun facts:

Back then, the Winnipeg's first round of the playoffs was a two-game total points series against Saskatchewan (with two days off between the games). The second round was a best-of-three against Edmonton (spread over eight days). The the semifinal and championship were each single-game events. In the Bombers' first of seven (seven!) postseason games that year, a 43-5 dismantling of the Roughriders, Grant intercepted five passes - an all-time CFL record.
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Old 12-11-2022, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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More Grey Cup trivia:

Who is the only individual to play in a Grey Cup ... and in an NBA Finals?

Spoiler
Bud Grant

Before leading the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to four Grey Cup titles, and still later coaching the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL, Grant played end on both offense and defense for the Blue Bombers, including a 1953 loss to Hamilton in the Grey Cup*.

Three years earlier, Grant was reserve forward on the Minneapolis (now Los Angeles) Lakers team that beat the Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers) in six games to win the championship.

Fun facts:

Back then, the Winnipeg's first round of the playoffs was a two-game total points series against Saskatchewan (with two days off between the games). The second round was a best-of-three against Edmonton (spread over eight days). The the semifinal and championship were each single-game events. In the Bombers' first of seven (seven!) postseason games that year, a 43-5 dismantling of the Roughriders, Grant intercepted five passes - an all-time CFL record.
Pretty cool! I'm not a huge sports fan but I can respect the talent one has to reach the major leagues in one discipline let alone more than one. Pretty impressive.

That was only half of why I responded. the other half is your location

Type 0.7 Kardashev - are you referring to the the Kardashev scale of alien civilization development? lol are we 0.7th of the way there in terms of humanities development?
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Old 12-19-2022, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Boy, CFL players don't make a lot of money. Average salary is only around $80K and I'm not even sure if that is in USD or CAD. Highest paid players get around half a million a year. That's not a lot for a sport where players get banged up quite a lot. It must partly have to do with revenue problems in the league.
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