If you need more football to watch, the Canadian Football League is a high-quality option.
This article will outline the Canadian Football League, which is currently ongoing, and we will give you an overview of how this league works, the 2023 schedule, and the history behind it.
The Canadian Football League typically runs from mid-June to late-November.
The 2023 Canadian Football League regular season started on Thursday, June 8th, 2023 and will conclude on November 19th, 2023 with the Grey Cup.
The Canadian Football League is made up of a total of nine teams. There are two divisions, four teams in the East and five teams in the West:
Once the regular season has concluded, six teams (three from each division) will advance to the playoffs.
This will include the winner of each division, who will receive a bye into the divisional finals. The second-placed team in each division will host the third-placed team.
The exception to this format is the 'Crossover Rule'.
This states that if the fourth-placed team in either division has a better record than the third-placed team in the opposite division, they will replace said third-placed team and will instead play the second-placed team, despite being in different divisions.
TSN and RDS will be providing coverage, as will the CBS Sports Network, which is exclusively broadcasting 34 games this season.
Otherwise you can live stream games by using the free CFL+ platform on the CBS Sports Network website.
Below is the schedule for the 2023 Canadian Football League. Note that seven weeks have already been completed and we are currently in week eight of the regular season:
Eastern and Western Semi-Finals
Eastern and Western Finals
The Canadian Football League we have today started in 1958. Between 1993 and 1995, the CFL attempted to expand into the United States, but ultimately that was a failed project and none of the America-based teams were able to survive.
As mentioned, there are nine teams in the CFL today and, while it is a niche market for most American sports fans, the CFL has been able to catch the attention of football fans especially during the summer months when the NFL is out of season.