Reg. Season Week 10

Reg. Season Week 9 Games

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Boise
Morton
22-33, 373
Harmon
19-176
Galoob
8-133
Santa Cruz
Barrett
12-19, 158
Hahn
19-109
Hahn
2-40
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21


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Oregon
McCarthy
15-27, 186
Ellison
14-53
McIntyre
7-99
Atlanta
Cowher
24-31, 334
Negron
22-148
Korber
4-128
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El Paso
Treat
21-34, 303
Huffman
20-81
Wynn
7-144
Las Vegas
Lynch
13-19, 245
Sanders
30-99
Tate
2-112
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Hartford
Gietka
25-32, 288
May
24-102
Humphrey
10-146
Atlantic City
Wheeler
14-28, 184
Emack
25-118
Schlecht
2-50
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35


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Texas
Reese
33-42, 370
Preston
25-98
Preston
10-99
Seattle
Diaz
27-40, 296
Roberson
16-79
Saba
9-142
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Baltimore
Gustafson
15-22, 162
Flynn
9-58
Maloney
5-104
Brooklyn
Springer
14-22, 181
Brandon
27-240
Lefkowitz
6-86
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Death Valley
Bradford
19-32, 144
Adamo
9-46
Jameson
3-51
Anchorage
Benson
29-35, 227
Rhoades
13-46
Bradley
7-95
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17


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Tulsa
Lynch
22-35, 221
Arnold
16-93
Garciaparra
5-90
Tucson
Judy
21-37, 242
Hawkins
16-75
Hawkins
8-80
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24


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Omaha
Nixon
22-36, 203
Chapman
10-95
Lyle
3-49
Durham
Whiting
24-32, 303
Mueller
8-49
Heath
4-67
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Fargo
Terhorst
23-40, 183
Harmon
18-49
Wynn
8-73
Honolulu
Paulk
19-29, 206
Picard
26-81
England
4-48
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Tennessee
Pigott
26-50, 283
Qaderi
15-43
Dunigan
6-93
San Antonio
Farr
24-36, 303
Minnich
8-31
Hartman
9-106
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Boston
Woodard
30-50, 233
Simmons
12-29
Halama
5-66
St. Louis
Thompson
16-24, 148
Duffy
24-123
Duffy
4-47
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Cleveland
Dishowitz
17-32, 238
Cabrera
18-86
Wilcox
5-102
Albany
Griffith
25-30, 280
Hewitt
26-99
Purnell
7-92
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Detroit
Savickas
15-23, 155
Durham
7-86
Durham
3-72
New Orleans
Tubbs
26-37, 342
Hartley
23-99
Farrell
6-97

NEWS

Toros defense strong like Bull in victory over Denver

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Swaygodeus
Thu Feb 19 09:22 AM

Tuscon, Arizona

Despite his resume listing him as "un-encouraged" on Special Teams, DT Jorge Cerqua made the play of the night for the Tuscon Toros.

But before we get to that incredible play, let's back track for a moment, and make sure the rest of the Toros gets their proper credit.

The game was 21 all late in the 4th. The Denver Dynamite were pounding on the Tucson doorstep, with 1st and 4 at the Toros 4 yard line. Let's take a look at what happened next;

Spoiler: show
1-4-TUC04 (4Q: 02:30) Vincent Mathis ran inside the left guard for -1 yards. Tackled by S Karl Bernard, assisted by DT Jonathan Marsh.
2-5-TUC05 (4Q: 02:07) Norm Kocialski ran around left end for -1 yards and was forced out of bounds. Tackled by DT Craig Green, assisted by ILB Perry Hopper.
Official time out for the two-minute warning.
3-6-TUC06 (4Q: 02:00) Byron Mogolov ran inside the right tackle for -2 yards. Tackled by S Phillip Cockburn.


3 rushes by the Dynamite, 3 stops for losses. Job well done by the Tuscon defense as Denver settled for a 25 yard FG.

With 1:27 left in the game, Dixon Judy took over at his own 24 yard line.

Spoiler: show
1-10-TUC24 (4Q: 01:27) Dixon Judy pass completed to TE Lamar Mathews for 13 yards. Tackled by CB Fred Lindsay.
1-10-TUC37 (4Q: 01:04) Dixon Judy scrambled for 7 yards. Tackled by CB Irv Dubois and assisted by ILB Bennie Atkins.
Tucson called a time out.
2-3-TUC44 (4Q: 00:56) Dixon Judy pass was blocked at the line, intended for WR Micah Purkayastha. DE Leroy Harmon blocked the pass.
3-3-TUC44 (4Q: 00:46) Dixon Judy pass completed to WR Damon Barker for 9 yards. Tackled by ILB Bennie Atkins. The receiver ran his route right over the middle of the field.
Tucson called a time out.
1-10-DEN47 (4Q: 00:37) Dixon Judy pass completed to WR Micah Purkayastha for 21 yards. Tackled by S T.J. Sherman. Purkayastha gained 3 yards after the catch.
Tucson called a time out.
1-10-DEN26 (4Q: 00:26) PENALTY: Tucson was called for a False Start.
1-15-DEN31 (4Q: 00:26) Dixon Judy pass completed to WR Brent Fierro for 19 yards. Tackled by CB Fred Lindsay. Fierro gained 5 yards after the catch.
1-10-DEN12 (4Q: 00:05) Zach Shipway attempted a 29 yard field goal and succeeded. Tucson 24, Denver 24


The game would go to Overtime!

Denver would get first crack, and would move the ball all the way down to the Tuscon 39 yard line when on 3rd and 1;

Spoiler: show
3-1-TUC39 (OT: 12:00) Vincent Mathis ran around the left tackle for -3 yards. Tackled by DT Jonathan Marsh, assisted by OLB Bubba Wagner.


The Tuscon defense came up big again! So Dixon Judy would lead the troops down the field, kick a FG and the game was over right? Wrong!

Judy and the offense fell flat, going 3 and out and putting the ball back in the Dynamite offense hands. The Dynamite would try to run the ball but a 3 yard loss and a 4 yard gain would bring up 3rd and 9. QB Timothy Kiser would throw in to double coverage, forcing the Dyamite to punt from their own 38.

Bring back in DT Jorge Cerqua, who would BLOCK the punt attempt, and CB Anthony Martel would scoop the ball up at the 15 yard line and take it to the house, as the Tuscon home crowd went nuts as their Toros improved to 4-1 with the victory.

The Toros now head in to a bye week and will attempt to figure out how to stop giving their fans heart attacks every week and win games in regulation.

- AP



Ice Warm Up At Home After Frigid Start To Season

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Wasabiak
Wed Feb 18 01:39 PM

At the quarter point of the 2041 CFL season, the Oregon Ice find themselves at an even 2-2 in the win/loss column, tied with Anchorage and 1 game behind Ring of Ice Division leader Seattle. The Ice, however, have been playing some pretty solid football as of late, helping them to dig out of a disastrous 0-2 start to the season.

The Week 1 overtime loss at Seattle was a heartbreaker for Ice fans. Starting linebackers Gus Prior (Foot) and Harvey Searcy (Knee) both sustained injuries in that game and have yet to return to action. That did not bode well for the Week 2 date in Durham, who had their way with the Ice that day in a 34-7 lopsided affair. "Definitely not the way we envisioned the start of the season. But we made some necessary adjustments and the team has refused to quit," Ice Head Coach Vince Howland said.

They definitely haven't quit. The Ice have won their last two games, and are in the midst of a 4 game homestand. Even without two of their best linebackers, the Ice managed to outscore their Week 3 and 4 opponents, Arizona and Santa Cruz, by a combined 72-22, giving up 1 passing TD and no rushing TDs. 12th year LB Edwin Stoner has shown he can still have an impact. His strip/sack/TD was part of an Ice 28-3 2nd half onslaught against Arizona. RB Winston Ellison added three rushing touchdowns in that half.

The passing game stepped up for the offense in Week 4 against Santa Cruz. After signing a big multi-year deal in the offseason, then having a rough start to the season, WR Frankie McIntyre came to life in Week 4. Despite the less than favorable weather conditions at home that day, Ice QB Kendall McCarthy connected with McIntyre 6 times for 134 yards, including a 39 yard TD. "We're making great progress both in the run and pass game," said McCarthy. "Tarzan (Hernandez) has really been a great complement to Winston in the backfield and the offensive line has been more solid each week."

The Ice have a tough 4 game stretch coming up, including two divisional games and a trip to Death Valley for a matchup with the currently undefeated Copperheads.

Nice article...I can think of so many bad puns to reply with but I will do the league a favor and keep them to myself.. :D

by Swaygodeus at Wed Feb 18, 2015 04:59 PM

:lol:

by Wasabiak at Wed Feb 18, 2015 06:09 PM

You might want to check your contract. I do believe you are contractually required to share bad puns, no matter how painful they may be.

by TurfToe at Fri Feb 20, 2015 07:37 AM

Ha you'll see plenty of bad puns from me that's for sure..

by Swaygodeus at Fri Feb 20, 2015 08:27 AM



Gone Tucson? Toros welcome new ownership with home victory

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Swaygodeus
Thu Feb 12 07:48 PM

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One of the most storied franchises in CFL history is under new ownership.

The Tucson Toros, who have more wins than any other franchise in the league, more playoff appearances, bowl appearances, as well as a league high 8 Championships, have suffered from a couple rough seasons, missing the playoffs the last two years.

Many had questioned the passion of the team's top brass, which explains the shift to new management.

Now, with a fresh set of eyes, an owner determined to win, and a team that is ready to win now, it's time to see what the Tucson Toros are really made of.

Fans of Tucson are excited and skeptical at the same time. As always, there are rumors of a possible move. Tucson has the worst economic state of any of the 32 CFL teams, and there are many cities campaigning to host a CFL franchise.

Despite this uncertainty, the fans were happy with the new direction, and enjoyed a Week 3 victory against Santa Cruz, in which young gunslinger Dixon Judy went 23-33 for 378 yards and 3 TD's in front of a sellout crowd.

Judy was named Offensive Player of the Week for his performance, something that the new owners would like to see more of.

Management will be evaluating all the pieces of this franchise, but don't expect to see too many knee jerk reactions. With the season underway, management plans to use this season to see what everyone, including the coach staff, brings to Tuscon football.

More news to come as it develops. - AP



Shreveport Front Office Brass Chokes on Humble Pie

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Raven Hawk
Wed Feb 11 06:29 AM

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This week marked the end of Shreveport quarterback Burt McGinnis's hold out. After suffering a 30-21 defeat to division rivals San Antonio, the Pride's GM, Raven Hawk, caved to the demands of the eight year quarterback from North Carolina and signed him to a five year extension worth $179 million dollars.

Three days after inking the extension McGinnis led the Pride to their first victory of the season, a 30-17 victory over the Texas Inferno. Despite missing training camp, the recent holdout completed 70% of his passes throwing for 263 yards, 2 TD's, and 1 INT.

Drafted in the first round in 2035 by the El Paso Rockets, McGinnis should have had an opportunity to prove himself early in his career. However, that opportunity never materialized in El Paso. The Rockets forced him to take pay cuts in 2036 and 2037, then was not re-signed after the 2038 season. The Pride picked him up in 2039's late free agency period and he rode the Bench in 2039, watching his new team squeak into the playoffs with a record of 8-8 and an appearance in the Conference Championship game behind the leadership of QB Rico Lynn.

In 2040, Rico Lynn retired and training camp featured an open battle at QB between McGinnis, 1st Round Draft Pick Warren Pritchett, 4th Round Draft Pick Antonio Thompson, and Kick-holder Colin Elliott. McGinnis won the battle and didn't look back, leading the Pride to a record of 11-5 and a Deep South Division title. The Pride lost in the first round of the playoffs to a strong Brooklyn team which has always given the Pride trouble. In the loss, McGinnis threw for 360 yards, 2 TD's, and no picks.

In the offseason, McGinnis declared his intention to hold out, stating that he had performed like a top 5 QB and wanted a contract to reflect that performance. He was due to make less than $3 million dollars in 2041. Shreveport management countered that it was a fluke season for him and that he was a product of the system. Regardless of whether or not he was a product of the system, he ran it better (QB Rating of 96.4) than his two predecessors - the aforementioned Rico Lynn (91.0) and Marco Bennett (91.1). The Pride hasn't had this effective of a quarterback since David Provance (98.9) left town after winning a championship and not getting a contract extension the following season.

You would have thought that top management in Shreveport would have learned their lesson following Provance's departure. It almost seemed like their own pride might have caused them to throw away the 2041 season. But, it looks like they have eaten a large portion of humble pie instead. If McGinnis keeps winning it will make it much easier for them to choke down their humility, however if the Pride start losing we expect the whole city of Shreveport to erupt into a battle ground of finger pointing.

In Tennessee the response to this well written article is.......

Hope that money goes right to his head..... :twisted:

by Aamalin at Thu Feb 12, 2015 05:24 AM

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Shreveport   Att   Comp   Yards   Sk/Yd   TD   LG   Int   Rate
Burt McGinnis   37   12   113   4/26   0   19   3   8.1


I think he spent too much time celebrating the contract

by Masked at Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:03 AM

I think that McGinnis got chewed out after that performance, but also learned a new respect for Hartford's defense. He had a game like that against Durham last year and he bounced back. Here's hopin' . ..

by Raven Hawk at Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:25 AM



Atlantic City Signs DE Winston Harper to Extension

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rbeyer
Tue Feb 03 09:51 AM

In related news, former Atlantic City star Dominic Castillo capitalizes on Tennessee's need for star power on the field and signs a 4 year deal with the Militia. Begrudgingly he made the move to strong-side linebacker so the Militia could always have their two best players on the field. Middle linebacker Dana de los Santos is thrilled to have a new "bash brother" at his side. This should help shore up the Militia's porous run defense from a year ago and both linebackers are exceptional in coverage.

by Aamalin at Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:45 PM

Glad to see it worked out for both teams.

by rbeyer at Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:54 PM



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