1950 in Canadian football

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1950 in Canadian football
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IRFU Champions Toronto Argonauts
WIFU Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers
38th Grey Cup
ChampionsToronto Argonauts
  1949 Canadian Football Seasons 1951  

Canadian Football News in 1950

The Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats merged to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Regina franchise officially changed their name to become the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday, April 1.

The Hamilton Tigers were a Canadian football team based in Hamilton, Ontario that played in the Ontario Rugby Football Union from 1883 to 1906 and 1948 to 1949 and in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union from 1907 to 1947. The club was a founding member of both the ORFU in 1883 and the IRFU in 1907. Throughout their history, the Tigers won five Grey Cup Championships as well as winning the Dominion Championship in 1908, the year before the Grey Cup was awarded. After struggling to compete on a sound financial level with the Hamilton Wildcats, who had joined the ORFU in 1941 and later the IRFU, the two clubs merged in 1950 to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Canadian Football League team from Hamilton, Ontario

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a professional Canadian football team based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They are currently members of the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Tiger-Cats play their home games at Tim Hortons Field. They were founded in 1869 as the Hamilton Football Club. In 1950, the Tigers merged with cross-town upstart Hamilton Wildcats and adopted the nickname "Tiger-Cats".

Saskatchewan Roughriders professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Roughriders play in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

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The WIFU allowed the third place team in the standings to be qualified for a playoff berth. The first professional playoff game was played at night under lights – Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos. The 38th Grey Cup, nicknamed "The Mud Bowl", was held at Toronto's Varsity Stadium with an attendance of 27,101.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian Football Team

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a professional Canadian football team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are currently members of the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). They play their home games at IG Field after many years of playing at the since demolished Canad Inns Stadium.

Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League team

The Edmonton Eskimos are a professional Canadian football team based in Edmonton, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Eskimos play their home games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium and are the third-youngest franchise in the CFL. The Eskimos were founded in 1949, although there were clubs with the name Edmonton Eskimos as early as 1895. The Eskimos are arguably the most successful CFL franchise of the modern era, having won the league's Grey Cup championship fourteen times, second overall only to the Toronto Argonauts who have won seventeen. This includes a three-peat between 1954 and 1956 and an unmatched five consecutive wins between 1978 and 1982, and most recently in 2015.

The 38th Grey Cup, played at Varsity Stadium in Toronto on November 25, 1950, before 27,101 fans, also known as the Mud Bowl, was the Canadian football championship game played between the Toronto Argonauts and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Argonauts won the game 13–0. Argonauts lay claim to the legendary Mud Bowl.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Western Interprovincial Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14104022115620
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1477020717714
Edmonton Eskimos 1477020119714
Calgary Stampeders 1441001522518
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1275023121714
Toronto Argonauts 1265129118713
Montreal Alouettes 1266019226112
Ottawa Rough Riders 124711822319
Ontario Rugby Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 862016210012
Sarnia Imperials 84401641028
Windsor Rockets 8260521764

Grey Cup playoffs

Note: All dates in 1950

SEMI-FINALS

WIFU Semi-Finals
Edmonton Eskimos @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
DateAwayHome
October 28 Edmonton Eskimos 24 Saskatchewan Roughriders 1

FINALS

WIFU Finals – Game 1
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Edmonton Eskimos
DateAwayHome
November 4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16 Edmonton Eskimos 17
WIFU Finals – Game 2
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
DateAwayHome
November 11 Edmonton Eskimos 12 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22
WIFU Finals – Game 3
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
DateAwayHome
November 13 Edmonton Eskimos 6 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29
ORFU Finals – Game 1
Sarnia Imperials @ Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
DateAwayHome
November 5 Sarnia Imperials 11 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 17
ORFU Finals – Game 2
Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers @ Sarnia Imperials
DateAwayHome
November 11 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 18 Sarnia Imperials 10
IRFU Finals – Game 1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Toronto Argonauts
DateAwayHome
November 11 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13 Toronto Argonauts 11
IRFU Finals – Game 2
Toronto Argonauts @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
DateAwayHome
November 15 Toronto Argonauts 24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 6

Eastern Finals

Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers @ Toronto Argonauts
DateAwayHome
November 18 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers 13 Toronto Argonauts 43

Playoff Bracket

Quarter FinalsSemi FinalsGrey Cup Final
         
IRFU Hamilton Tiger Cats 13-6
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 11-24
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 43
EAST
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 13
ORFU Toronto Balmy Beach 17-18
ORFU Sarnia Imperials 11-10
IRFU Toronto Argonauts 13
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers
WIFU BYE
WIFU Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29
WEST
WIFU Edmonton Eskimos 6
WIFU Edmonton Eskimos 24
WIFU Regina Roughriders 1

Grey Cup Championship

November 25

38th Annual Grey Cup Game : Varsity Stadium – Toronto, Ontario

WIFU Champion IRFU Champion
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 0 Toronto Argonauts 13
The Toronto Argonauts are the 1950 Grey Cup Champions

The Argonauts defeated Winnipeg in what is now known simply as the ‘Mud Bowl’. [1]

1950 Eastern (Combined IRFU & ORFU) All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1st Team

Frank Joseph Filchock was an American gridiron football player and coach. As a consequence of a famous scandal regarding the 1946 NFL Championship Game, he was suspended by the National Football League (NFL) from 1947 to 1950 for associating with gamblers.

Ulysses "Crazy Legs" Curtis was a running back in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts from 1950-1954. He won two Grey Cups with Toronto in 1950 and 1952.

Edgar Jones (running back) American football running back

Edgar Francis "Special Delivery" Jones was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) and the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). Jones played college football at the University of Pittsburgh where he finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1941.

2nd Team

Allen Edward Dekdebrun was an American Football quarterback and politician from Buffalo, New York. As a professional football player, Dekdebrun was a career journeyman, playing in the All-America Football Conference, National Football League, Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, and Ontario Rugby Football Union, changing teams on an annual basis. He played college football at Cornell University, where he was also a member of the Quill and Dagger society, and high school football at Burgard High School in Buffalo. He attended Columbia for his freshman year before transferring to Cornell.

Carl S. Galbreath was an award-winning and all-star running back in the Ontario Rugby Football Union.

Virgil Wagner was an award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion Canadian football halfback for the Montreal Alouettes. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1980.

1950 Western Interprovincial Football Union All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1st Team

"Indian" Jack Jacobs was an American and Canadian football player in the National Football League and Western Interprovincial Football Union. He was a charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

Thomas R. Casey, better known as Tom "Citation" Casey played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Western Interprovincial Football Union from 1950 to 1956, during which time he led the league in rushing yards and was named a divisional all-star each year. He was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1964, the first African American to be inducted. He also played one year for the Hamilton Wildcats in 1949. He was named to the All-Time Blue Bomber Greats 75th Anniversary team.

Alvin Addison Bodine was a Canadian football player who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played college football at the University of Georgia.

2nd Team

1950 Ontario Rugby Football Union All-Stars

NOTE: During this time most players played both ways, so the All-Star selections do not distinguish between some offensive and defensive positions.

1950 Canadian Football Awards

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References

  1. "60 years later: 1950 Mud Bowl". CFL.ca. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2019-10-06.