I’ll admit I have a major chip on my shoulder about how underappreciated the Argonauts are in this city. Ever since first coming to Toronto in 2006 and going to a game, I’ve heard all the barbs about what a joke the CFL is.
(Seriously, there were people actually sat behind me in the Skydome, who spent the entire time bitching about how inferior the Argonauts are compared to NFL teams. True or not, why the hell did you even come to the game?! Buffalo and Detroit are only as short joyride away for you.)
Anyway, it’s time for some of these people to put their money where their mouth is, both figuratively and literally. If you think the CFL is such a joke and anyone can play for a team, prove it.
With CFL rosters expanding on October 5th, teams will be increasing practice teams by five players. As part of the Argonauts efforts to find the right players, they will be holding several free agent camps across the United States, details of which, you can find below :
And for anyone saying California, or even North Carolina, is too far to travel, just to prove how easy it is to make a CFL team, think again. The Argonauts are also holding a camp in Buffalo:
The camps will provide the Argonauts with an opportunity to physically test hopeful players and evaluate if they would fit the CFL brand of football. The wide field, 20 second clock and three downs require speed and mobility.
If you wish to register for one of these camps, notify the director of player personnel, Ted Goveia, via email: email@example.com
Films and bios are also welcome. To submit either, contact the Player Personnel Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Good luck to everyone who enters! Well, unless you’re one of those punks who were sat behind me, slagging off the CFL. In which case, break a leg. Literally. (Wow, that chip on my shoulder is getting bigger by the minute.)
Photo credit: www.argonauts.ca
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- By English Paul
- August 22, 2013