The 100th Grey Cup Game will air live in the U.S. this November on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), the Canadian Football League announced today.
“We’re proud to share one of the biggest events in the long and storied history of our league with our fans south of the border,” said Mark Cohon, Commissioner of the CFL.
“A U.S. telecast agreement with NBC Sports Network, will help us market our game in the U.S., recruit import players, and spread our game.”
The NBC Sports Network will also air the Eastern and Western semi-finals and finals as well as nine regular CFL games, starting with the Edmonton Eskimos-Toronto Argonauts game on Monday, August 27th.
NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans across all platforms. Now in nearly 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the CFL in the United States.
CFL games are shown exclusively in Canada on TSN, The Sports Network. All CFL games are available in the U.S.to subscribers to ESPN3.com.
As noted above, NBCSN is only broadcasting some CFL games, and all games are still being broadcast on ESPN3 (as JJD and Drew can tell you).
Schedule (all times Eastern): Regular Season Monday, August, 27 - 7:30pm Edmonton at Toronto Friday, August, 31 - 7:30pm BC at Montreal Monday, September 3, 1:00pm Toronto at Hamilton Monday, September 3, 4:30pm Edmonton at Calgary Friday, September 7, 9:00pm Calgary at Edmonton Friday, October 5, 9:00pm Hamilton at Edmonton Friday, October 19, 10:00pm Edmonton at BC Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm Hamilton at Toronto Friday, November 2, 9:00pm Calgary at Edmonton CFL Playoffs Sunday, November 11, 4:30pm Division Semi-Finals Sunday, November 11, 11:00pm Division Semi-Finals Sunday, November 18, 4:30pm Division Finals Sunday, November 18, 11:00pm Division Finals 100th Grey Cup Championship Sunday, November 25, 6:00 100th Grey Cup in Toronto
Kind of weird not having any Saskatchewan games until November 18 & 25...
The Big Bossman raised the briefcase.
Go Pack Go! Owner of one (1) share. Let's Go Riders! Owner of one (1) share. (3-1, 1st West Division.)
Actually, you can just about count out the prospect of the Jags moving. Their lease is damned near iron-clad, and would be hugely expensive to get out of. As for the Edward Jones Dome...one of the most ridiculous stadiums I've ever worked in.