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PERRY’S POINT OF VIEW “THINKING ABOUT THE CAREERS OF TOM PATE, NORM CASOLA, MARCO IANNUZZI AND KEVIN GLENN”

THINKING ABOUT THE CAREERS OF TOM PATE, NORM CASOLA, MARCO IANNUZZI AND KEVIN GLENN When the Canadian Football League Players’ Association announced this year’s nominees for the Tom Pate Award, I immediately thought of the person for whom this was named after, and then I thought about another player, Norm Casola. And by the end […]

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2017 Tom Pate Nominees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 7th 2017 (Mississauga, ON)    At each Grey Cup, the Canadian Football League Players’ Association has the honour of presenting the Tom Pate Award. It is an award presented not just for one’s ability to perform on the field, but rather it is an award given to a player who […]

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Perry’s Point of View “CFL Players Are Incredibly Tough”

CFL Players Are Incredibly Tough Football is such an unforgiving physical game. I couldn’t help but feel this way as I watched Winnipeg playing the B.C. Lions, in particular what happened to Blue Bombers’ quarterback Matt Nichols and running back Andrew Harris, both of whom were injured in the game. Nichols suffered a lower-body injury […]

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CFLPA calls for CFL support for injured player rehab costs #1playaway

  NEWS RELEASE                                            Tuesday October 3, 2017   Financial support needed for injured player Jonathan Hefney to cover rehabilitative surgery after football injury; CFL currently does not cover rehab costs beyond 1 year, leaving players in financial distress and unable to recuperate TORONTO – The Canadian Football League Players’ Association is calling on […]

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CFL AND CFLPA WORK TOGETHER TO DELIVER SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES ON PLAYER SAFETY

  CFL AND CFLPA WORK TOGETHER TO DELIVER SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES ON PLAYER SAFETY BAN ON FULL CONTACT PRACTICES DURING THE SEASON WILL REDUCE RISK OF INJURY. LONGER 21-WEEK SCHEDULE WILL MEAN MORE REST AND RECUPERATION TIME FOR PLAYERS TORONTO (Wednesday, September 13) –  Eliminating full contact padded practices during the season and moving to a […]

CANADIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AT TIM HORTON'S FIELD

CANADIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AT TIM HORTON’S FIELD

CANADIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AT TIM HORTON’S FIELD Thursday, September 14, 2017  the Canadian Football Hall of Fame will be hosting a celebration at Tim Horton’s Field, as they formally induct this year’s Class. Meet and greet with current and former CFL players, as well as Hall of Fame members. This year’s inductees […]