CFL fan's guide to Saturday's tripleheader
The first tripleheader of the 2019 season is on the horizon and I don’t know about you but I couldn’t be more excited.
An entire day of football? SIGN. ME. UP.
Things get started in the nation’s capital as the Toronto Argonauts visit the Ottawa REDBLACKS. Can Jonathon Jennings lead the REDBLACKS to a win or will the Argonauts nab their second victory of the season?
Then we head to Winnipeg for the annual Banjo Bowl between the Roughriders and Blue Bombers. It was an exciting walk-off win for the Riders during Mark’s Labour Day Weekend but can they make it two in a row?
And finally, Week 13 finishes up with the Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos. Bo Levi looked great in his return to the field, can he do it again this week?
Now I know what you’re thinking – how am I going to survive almost 10 hours of football? Don’t worry, I’m here to help.
SET YOUR FANTASY TEAM
You should already be playing TSN CFL Fantasy but no worries if you’re not! You can sign up any time and start playing now.
This will make watching an entire day of football a lot more interesting, assuming most of your players are suiting up in the three games on Saturday, even if your favourite team isn’t playing.
PLAY TOTAL PICK ‘EM
Think you know who’s going to win this weekend? Put it to the test with Total Pick ‘Em.
Confident that the Lions will defeat the Alouettes? Maybe you think the Argos will head to the nation’s capital and win against the REDBLACKS. Or you think the Riders will win the Banjo Bowl in Winnipeg. Or maybe you’re sure Calgary will waltz into Edmonton and leave with a win over the Eskimos.
Whatever your predictions are, make your picks before the weekend gets started here!
RECREATE STADIUM FOOD
What’s football without food?
It’s important football etiquette to have your favourite snacks to munch on while you’re cheering on your team. But how about taking it to the next level?
While some are saying this is the #YearoftheReturn in the CFL, I think this is the #YearoftheEpicFood. We’ve been treated to incredible stadium eats this season, from the two-pound ice cream sandwich or a two-foot long hotdog in Ottawa to the Walby Burger in Winnipeg or the Outrageous Burger in BC.
How about recreating these masterpieces in the comfort of your own home? If you do this, please tweet @CFL or myself, @kcostabile1!
Even though you’ll be sitting around on the couch all day watching football, you can still get in your 30 minutes for #GreyCupFitUp.
How about making the game into a workout? Here’s a suggestion of moves to do but feel free to make your own!
Field Goal: 10 push ups
Touchdown: 15 jumping jacks
Sack: 10 squats
Interception: 10 lunges
Rouge: 5 burpees
If you haven’t gotten your Turf Traditions gear yet, click here to do so, but if you have, this is your chance to wear everything you own! Six different teams are hitting the field so you can rock all your retro gear, new pieces and everything in between!
Make sure you stay connected with us by tweeting along with us (@CFL) and other CFL fans by using the hashtag #CFLGameDay.
GIVE IT 110 PER CENT
It’s tradition to end this survival guide on a cliche so.. you’re welcome.