Edmonton Eskimos Schedule
The Edmonton Eskimos know how to bring the excitement and have long been one of the best
teams in the Canadian Football League and are currently in a tight race with the Calgary Stampeders and the Saskatchewan Roughriders
for the top spot in the CFL West. The Eskimos always feature some of the best talent in the league and this year is certainly
no exception. The season has entered its home stretch and the Eskimos are poised to accomplish some big things before the
playoffs begin and you will want to be there cheering them on along the way. As one of the most popular and successful teams
in the league, Edmonton Eskimos tickets sell quickly so be sure to secure yours from StubHub today and get the best seats
in the house.
There are plenty of big games left on the schedule and you will want to head out to Commonwealth Stadium
to be a part of all the action. On Friday, September 28th the Saskatchewan Roughriders come to Edmonton to take on the Eskimos
in a battle between two teams currently tied for second in the CFL West. A few weeks later on Monday, October 13th the Winnipeg
Blue Bombers are in town in what could be a must-win game if the Eskimos hope to finish at the top of the division. The final
home game of the season will take place on Saturday, November 1st the Eskimos go up against the BC Lions at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Lions are currently only a game behind the Eskimos so this game not only gives you the opportunity to see the Eskimos
at home one last time before the playoffs but could also be an important game that has major implications on playoff seeding.
The history of the Edmonton Eskimos football team dates all the way back to 1949 but they are still
the third youngest team in the Canadian Football League, a league steeped in tradition. The Eskimos are second in total Grey
Cup wins with 13, trailing only the Toronto Argonauts. Starting in the late seventies the Eskimos have enjoyed constant success,
including an impressive five Grey Cup championships in a row between 1978 and 1982. Past Edmonton Eskimos heroes include NFL
star Warren Moon and several prominent local government officials. The Edmonton Eskimos' faithful will be looking to send
this year's team to another Grey Cup Championship, and you'll want to be a part of Edmonton's spirited green and gold clad
The Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League is the cream of the crop when
it comes to Canadian football and is the second oldest professional football league in North America, trailing only the NFL.
The CFL was founded back in 1958 and consists of nine teams split up into two conferences, East and West. The Canadian Football
League is second only to the NHL in terms of popularity in Canada and CFL games are some of the most exciting sporting events
in the country. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are the defending champions in 2014 after winning their fourth Grey Cup in 2013
and have gone through the entire season with a big target on their backs. Nevertheless, the Roughriders are in prime position
to make it back to the playoffs where all of the other big time CFL teams like the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Toronto Argonauts,
the Montreal Alouettes, the Ottawa Redblacks, the Calgary Stampeders, the Edmonton Eskimos, the BC Lions, and the Winnipeg
Football fans are certainly some of the most excitable sports fans in the
world, but nothing quite matches the passion surrounding the Canadian Football League, and Edmonton Eskimos fans are definitely
among the most vociferous and dedicated fans in the entire CFL. On game day at Commonwealth Stadium, fans make their way into
the stadium and find their seats when suddenly the chanting and cheering begins. As the clock ticks down closer and closer
to the opening kick off the crowd works itself into a frenzy. At last both teams are prepared for kick off and the action
really begins. Bone rattling, thunderous hits, incredible displays of agility and speed, tremendous passes and catches, and
powerful runs set the arena on fire for the following four quarters of world class 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 to Commonwealth Stadium.
The 13 Grey Cup trophies that the Eskimos have won are certainly
impressive but what is perhaps more impressive is that the team made it to the playoffs an unprecedented 34 straight times
from 1972 through 2005 which is a record in all of North American professional sports. For decades, the CFL was actually a
rugby league, and the CFL as it's known today wasn't officially organized until 1956.