I like watching both Canadian and American football so let's show our stamps related to this subject.
I'll start with posting over a dozen recently issued Canadian Football League stamps featuring the 8 teams in the CFL.
The first image is of my beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders. It is Scott #2567e issued Aug. 16, 2012. This team is situated in Regina but is supported by fans throughout the entire Province of Saskatchewan. The Roughriders play in the Western Division of the Canadian Football league. The team was formed in 1910 and was originally called the Regina Rugby Club but in 1924 it changed it name to the Regina Roughriders and finally it's name changed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1948.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a Canadian Football League (CFL) team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This team is currently a member of the Eastern Division of the CFL. The Bombers were founded in 1930. It has a brand new stadium that will be ready for the start of the 2013 season.
One of the great rivalries in the CFL is between the Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. Each year there is a Labour Day Classic in Regina involving these two teams. The next weekend is a rematch game called "The Banjo Bowl". The Banjo Bowl label was coined by a former Bomber kicker who taunted Regina fans by calling them a bunch of banjo pickin inbreds.
The Edmonton Eskimos are a CFL team situated in Edmonton, Alberta and plays in the Western Division. It is one of two teams that are based in Alberta. The team was formed in 1949 and is one of the most successful teams in the league's modern era.
The British Columbia Lions is a Canadian Football League (CFL) team that competes in the Western Division of the CFL and is based in Vancouver. The BC Lions played their first game in 1954 making them the youngest franchise in the league.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats is a CFL team that is situated in Hamilton, Ontario and is in the East Division. It was founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats. The Tiger-Cats are arch-rivals of the Toronto Argonauts.
The Toronto Argonauts are an Eastern Division Canadian Football League (CFL) team situated in Toronto, Ontario. It is one of two teams that are based in the Province of Ontario. The team was formed in 1873 and is the oldest existing professional sports team in North America still using its original name. The Argos have a long standing rivalry with the other Ontario team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Argonauts have won the Grey Cup Championship a record 16 times with the most recent win being in 2012.
The Montreal Alouettes is a CFL team located in Montreal Quebec and is a member of the East Division. The Alouettes also know as the Als is one of the most successful teams in CFL history in the 2000s.
This stamp displays the Grey Cup which is name of the trophy given to the winning team of the annual championship game and the name of the championship game itself. In 1909, this trophy was donated by the Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada, for the national championship of Canadian football. The trophy has a silver chalice attached to a large base upon which the names of the winning teams, players and executives are engraved.
The following Canadian stamp was issued in Nov., 1987 to commemorate the 75th playing of the Grey Cup football game in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is Scott # 1154. For background info on the Grey Cup, see the ninth image on the previous page of this thread.
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