1998 CFL season

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1998 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJuly 1 – November 1, 1998
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 8, 1998
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1998-11-15
West Champions Calgary Stampeders 1998-11-15
86th Grey Cup
DateNovember 22, 1998
Site Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
ChampionsCalgary Stampeders
  1997 CFL seasons 1999  

The 1998 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 45th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 41st Canadian Football League season.

Canadian Football League Professional Canadian football league

The Canadian Football League is a professional sports league in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football. The league consists of nine teams, each located in a city in Canada. They are divided into two divisions: four teams in the East Division and five teams in the West Division.

Canadian football Canadian sport in which opposing teams of twelve players attempt to score by advancing a ball by running, passing and kicking

Canadian football is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (101 m) long and 65 yards (59 m) wide attempting to advance a pointed oval-shaped ball into the opposing team's scoring area.

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CFL News in 1998

The Canadian Football League signed a five-year television contract with TSN. With the deal, TSN had the right to all CFL television broadcasts. The league also made a sponsorship deal with Adidas, which made them the official footwear, practice wear, and sport glove provider of the CFL.

The Sports Network (TSN) is a Canadian English language sports discretionary service channel. Established by the Labatt Brewing Company in 1984 as part of the first group of Canadian specialty cable channels, since 2001, TSN has been majority-owned by communications conglomerate BCE Inc. with a minority stake held by ESPN Inc. via a 20% share in the Bell Media subsidiary CTV Specialty Television. TSN is the largest specialty channel in Canada in terms of gross revenue, with a total of $400.4 million in revenue in 2013.

Adidas German multinational corporation

Adidas AG is a multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second largest in the world, after Nike. It is the holding company for the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade golf company, 8.33% of the German football club Bayern Munich, and Runtastic, an Austrian fitness technology company. Adidas' revenue for 2018 was listed at €21.915 billion.

For only the second time in history, the city of Winnipeg hosted the Grey Cup game.

Winnipeg Provincial capital city in Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. Centred on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, it is near the longitudinal centre of North America, approximately 110 kilometres (70 mi) north of the Canada–United States border.

Grey Cup Championship game and trophy of the Canadian Football League

The Grey Cup is the name of both the championship game of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the trophy awarded to the victorious team playing in the namesake championship of professional Canadian football. It is contested between the winners of the CFL's East and West Divisional playoffs and is one of Canadian television's largest annual sporting events. The Toronto Argonauts have the most Grey Cup wins (17) since its introduction in 1909, while the Edmonton Eskimos have the most Grey Cup wins (11) since the creation of the professional CFL in 1958. The latest, the 106th Grey Cup, took place in Edmonton, Alberta, on November 25, 2018, when the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 27–16.

Regular season standings

Final regular season standings

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

West Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Calgary Stampeders 18126055839724
Edmonton Eskimos 1899039645018
BC Lions 1899039442718
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18513041152510
East Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18125150335125
Montreal Alouettes 18125147043525
Toronto Argonauts 1899045241018
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1831503995886
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Calgary and Hamilton both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Calgary Stampeders are the 1998 Grey Cup Champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26–24, at Winnipeg's Winnipeg Stadium on Mark McLoughlin's winning field goal. The Stampeders have won their first championship since 1992. The Stampeders' Jeff Garcia (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Vince Danielsen (SB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Calgary Stampeders Canadian football team

The Calgary Stampeders are a professional Canadian football team based in Calgary, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Stampeders play their home games at McMahon Stadium and are the third-oldest active franchise in the CFL. The Stampeders were officially founded in 1945, although there were clubs operating in Calgary as early as 1909.

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".

Mark McLoughlin is a former placekicker in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders from 1988 to 2003 and the BC Lions in 2005. He won three Grey Cups for the Stampeders in 1992, 1998, and 2001, and was the second leading scorer in CFL history, behind only Lui Passaglia, at the time of his retirement. Seven times he scored over 200 points in a season with a career high of 220 in 1995 and tied that mark in 1996.

Playoff bracket

 November 8: Division Semifinals  November 15: Division Finals  November 22: 86th Grey Cup @ Winnipeg StadiumWinnipeg, MB
              
 East  E2 Montreal Alouettes 20 
 E3 Toronto Argonauts 28  E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22  
 E2 Montreal Alouettes 41    E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 24
   W1 Calgary Stampeders 26
 West  W2 Edmonton Eskimos 10  
 W3 BC Lions 33  W1 Calgary Stampeders 33 
 W2 Edmonton Eskimos 40 

CFL Leaders

1998 CFL All-Stars

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Jeff Garcia American football quarterback

Jeffrey Jason Garcia is a former American football and Canadian football quarterback. After attending high school and junior college in Gilroy, California, Garcia played college football at San Jose State University.

Kelvin Anderson is a former professional gridiron football player. As a running back, he rushed for over 1,000 yards in eight consecutive seasons in the Canadian Football League, a league record. He won the CFL's Grey Cup championship twice, as a member of the Calgary Stampeders, in 1998 and 2001.

Derrell Lavoice "Mookie" Mitchell is a former Canadian Football League slotback with the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos and former wide receivers coach for the Edmonton Eskimos.

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Special teams

1998 Western All-Stars

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1998 Eastern All-Stars

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1998 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars

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Special teams

Head Coach

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1998 CFL Awards

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References

  1. "CFLapedia".
  2. 1998 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars