2000 CFL season

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2000 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJuly 5 – November 5, 2000
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 12, 2000
East Champions Montreal Alouettes 2000-11-19
West Champions BC Lions 2000-11-19
88th Grey Cup
DateNovember 26, 2000
Site McMahon Stadium, Calgary
ChampionsBC Lions
  1999 CFL seasons 2001  

The 2000 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 47th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 43rd Canadian Football League season.

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CFL News in 2000

The CFL ends the 20th century on a continued upward curve.

After the 1999 season, league attendance levels and television ratings continued to grow. Attendance around the league had an increase of 5.6%, which went over '98 season figures as 1,718,312 fans filled their teams' stadium. Meanwhile, TSN's television ratings also increased by 17.9% over their '98 season ratings. In 2000, CFL attendance and TSN television ratings continued to increase further going over the '99 season figures.

Both, acting Commissioner & Chairman, John Tory and President & COO, Jeff Giles resigned from their respective posts. On Wednesday, November 1, Michael Lysko was named as the tenth CFL Commissioner in league history.

Calgary hosted the Grey Cup game and was successful in their week-long festival to celebrate the 88th championship season. The Grey Cup game, itself ended with another classic finish as the BC Lions spoiled the Montreal Alouettes two-point convert attempt to hang on and win the Grey Cup, 28–26. Immediately following the game, BC Lions legendary kicker Lui Passaglia, who kicked the winning points, retired after 25 seasons.

Regular season standings

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

West Division
TeamGPWLTOTLPFPAPts
Calgary Stampeders 181251060449525
Edmonton Eskimos 181080152752021
BC Lions 188100151352917
Saskatchewan Roughriders 185121051662611
East Division
TeamGPWLTOTLPFPAPts
Montreal Alouettes 181260059437924
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18990247044620
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 187101153959616
Toronto Argonauts 187101039056215

Grey Cup playoffs

The BC Lions are the 2000 Grey Cup Champions, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 28–26, at Calgary's McMahon Stadium. The Lions became the first team with a losing record (8–10, 1 OTL) to win the Grey Cup. The Lions' Robert Drummond (RB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Sean Millington (FB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

November 12: Division Semifinals November 19: Division Finals November 26: 88th Grey Cup @ McMahon StadiumCalgary, AB
E3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24
E3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22E1 Montreal Alouettes 35
E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20 E1 Montreal Alouettes 26
W3 BC Lions 28
W3 BC Lions 37
W3 BC Lions 34W1 Calgary Stampeders 23
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 32

CFL Leaders

2000 CFL All-Stars

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Special teams

2000 Western All-Stars

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2000 Eastern All-Stars

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2000 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars

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Head coach

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2000 CFL Awards

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References

  1. "CFLapedia".
  2. "CFLPA.com | The Canadian Football League Players Association". cflpa.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06.