1999 CFL season

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1999 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJuly 7 – November 7, 1999
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 14, 1999
East Champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1999-11-21
West Champions Calgary Stampeders 1999-11-21
87th Grey Cup
DateNovember 28, 1999
Site BC Place Stadium, Vancouver
ChampionsHamilton Tiger-Cats
  1998 CFL seasons 2000  

The 1999 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 46th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 42nd 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 1999

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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.

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".

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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
BC Lions 18135042937326
Calgary Stampeders 18126050339324
Edmonton Eskimos 18612045950212
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1831503705926
East Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Montreal Alouettes 18126049539524
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18117060337822
Toronto Argonauts 1899038637318
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18612036260112
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • BC and Montreal both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1999 Grey Cup Champions, avenging last season's championship loss to the Calgary Stampeders with a 32–21 victory, at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. The Tiger-Cats have won their first championship since the 1986 CFL season. The Tiger-Cats' Danny McManus (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Mike Morreale (SB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Vancouver City in British Columbia, Canada

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Danny McManus American football player

Danny McManus is a retired professional American football and Canadian football quarterback who passed for over 50,000 yards in seventeen seasons in the Canadian Football League and currently serves as the Assistant General Manager and Director for US Scouting for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played every season in the league from 1990 to 2006, as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, BC Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and finally with the Calgary Stampeders. As of 2007, his all-time CFL passing yardage is third most next to Damon Allen and Anthony Calvillo, and he works as a colour analyst for TSN's CFL broadcasts, having previously appeared as a guest analyst on the CFL on CBC late in his playing career. On December 2, 2013, McManus was named the Assistant General Manager and Director of U.S. Scouting for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Previous to that, he served as the director of scouting for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Playoff bracket

 November 14: Division Semifinals  November 21: Division Finals  November 28: 87th Grey Cup @ BC Place StadiumVancouver, BC
              
 East  E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27 
 E3 Toronto Argonauts 6  E1 Montreal Alouettes 26  
 E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27    E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32
   W2 Calgary Stampeders 21
 West  W2 Calgary Stampeders 26  
 W3 Edmonton Eskimos 17  W1 BC Lions 24 
 W2 Calgary Stampeders 30 

CFL Leaders

1999 CFL All-Stars

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1999 Western All-Stars

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1999 Eastern All-Stars

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1999 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars

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Head Coach

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1999 CFL Awards

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References

  1. "CFLapedia".
  2. 1999 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars