Calgary Stampeders Schedule
This has been quite the season for the Calgary Stampeders who currently sit in first
place in the CFL West with only a few games left on the 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. There are still a few key home games left on the schedule
and you will have the chance to cheer the Stamps on to big wins before they head off to the playoffs. Get your Calgary Stampede
tickets from StubHub today and get in on all of the excitement.
The Calgary Stampeders have two remaining regular season
home games on the schedule and the atmosphere at McMahon Stadium has been nothing short of electric all season. The first
of the final two home games will take place on Friday, October 24th when the Saskatchewan Roughriders come to Calgary. The
Stamps and the Roughriders seem to be going in opposite directions at the end of the regular season and Calgary has the chance
to get an important win over Saskatchewan. The final home game of the season will be on November 1st against the Winnipeg
Blue Bombers and this will be your final chance to cheer on the Stampeders sand help send them into the playoffs on a winning
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, trailing 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.