Calgary Stampeders Schedule
The Calgary Stampeders have one of the longest traditions of any Canadian Football
League team and can trace their football roots all the way back to the late 1800's. The Stampeders have been one of the most
successful teams in the CFL over the years and regularly feature many of the best players in the entire league, some of whom
have gone on to superstardom in the NFL. During the 2014 season the Stamps will be looking to return to the top of the CFL
standings and prove that should once again be recognized as one of the most feared teams in the league. Get your Calgary Stampede
tickets from StubHub today and get in on all of the action the 2014 season has in store right from the start.
Stampeders kick off their home season on June 14th at McMahon Stadium when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers come to town. The home
opener is always a huge draw at McMahon Stadium and with expectations so high for the Stampeders this season, the 2014 home
opener should be one for the record books. Throughout the season many of the best teams in the Canadian Football League will
be coming to McMahon Stadium including: the Montreal Alouettes, the Hamilton Tiger Cats, the BC Lions, the Ottawa Redblacks,
the Edmonton Eskimos, the Toronto Argonauts, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. To be a part of the exciting Calgary Stampeders
2014 season all you need to do is look at the schedule, pick out a game, and buy your tickets, all right here on StubHub.
About the Team
Calgary first fielded football teams in the late 1800's but it was not until 1935 that the city
first had an organized, professional team. This team was known as the Calgary Bronks up until 1944 when they were renamed
the Stampeders. They are the third oldest active active football club in Canada and have been to 13 Grey Cup Championship
Games, having won it all six times. Additionally, they have won one Norther Division Championship and 18 Western Division
Championships. John Hufnagel serves as both the head coach and the general manager of the Calgary Stampeders and appears to
have made the right moves to assemble a squad that could make a legitimate championship run in 2014. The offense should be
one of the best in the league this season and the team appears to be no slouch on the defensive side either with a stalwart
line that will make it hard for any team the Stamps face to score. They were one of the most successful franchises during
the 1990's and boasted superstar talent on their roster with the likes of Doug Flutie, Jeff Garcia, Dave Dickenson, Allen
Pitts, Dave Sapunjis, Terry Vaughn, Stu Laird, Alondra Johnson, and Will Johnson. The Stamps continue to assemble some of
the best talent in the CFL to wear the red, white, and black and to be one of the most exciting teams in the league to watch
whether or not you are a die hard fan.
Football fans in general are some of the most passionate
sports fans around, but nothing quite matches the fanaticism surrounding arena league football, and Calgary Stampeders fans
are certainly some of the most dedicated and vociferous fans in the entire CFL. On game day at McMahon Stadium, the fans file
in and take their seats when the cheering and chanting begins. As the clock winds down closer and closer to the opening kick
off the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams are ready for kick off and the excitement really begins. Thunderous,
bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, powerful runs, and tremendous passes and catches set the arena
on fire for the following four quarters of world class arena league football. By the time the final whistle blows your voice
is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return trip.
The Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League is the top of the tops when it comes to football in
Canada and is the second-longest running professional football league in North America, behind only the National Football
League. The league was founded in 1958 and features nine teams divided into an Eastern and Western Conference. The CFL is
the second most popular professional sports league in Canada, trialing only the NHL. In 2013 the Saskatchewan Roughriders
won their fourth Grey Cup and the franchise will likely be the target of the other 8 teams in the league looking to show that
they have what it takes to win it all in 2014.
The Calgary Stampeders have retired eight numbers,
those of Harry Hood, Willie Burden, Mark McLoughlin, Allen Pitts, Tom Forzani, Wayne Harris, Jamie Crysdale, and Stu Laird.
Additionally, 16 former Stampeders have been inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, including former Stamps and
NFL quarterback Doug Flutie.