They at least had a good defense, but the offense let them down... which is why it makes perfect sense why OC J.J. Haluska got to stay on and DC Herman Huntley got the boot, right? Oh yeah and this'll be the first duel between QB Ortiz and QB Barker since they were drafted 1 and 2 last season.Neither team was expecting anything for a little while but a surprising postseason appearance by DUR got many thinking they were already done with their rebuild. (Yes, I know TEN beat NOS by 1 in week 1... but still. If DEN doesn't get up for this game, I could see TUC covering this spread but I'll take the Dynomite in a blowout 35-7. HON's rebuild scheduled might be accelerated.WR Dole's injuries this season leave the throne empty.QB Marischen is not making the playoffs in what could be his last season in the CFL.RB Lovallo is touching the ball just 36% of the time and the coaches should be fired for not getting it to him more. Whoops! But CFL attendance averaged approximately 5,700 spectators per game (the top attended team, Norfolk, had 13,000), insufficient to offset the lack of a TV contract. I don't want to believe, but I might start this week. You will find out everything you will need to know about the Odyssey Football League. Two of their biggest offensive weapons in RB Thurman Barker and WR Winfred Rodriguez left for big paychecks this offseason but plenty of talent remains on the roster. The run game looks fantastic and Mueller, when healthy, continues to be one of the very best in the league.The short line for LAS is attractive, but I always hesitate in these West vs East road trips. The remnants of the Brooklyn Dodgers were sold to Frank Hurn, who moved the team to Akron, Ohio as the Akron Vulcans. TEN almost choked that one away and it's a good thing ACI doesn't have a QB.Truer words were never printed..... Hopefully they forget the Heimlich this week... 2/3 ATS this week puts us up to 10/12 through 4 weeks.Looks like we were right to doubt BAL but I didn't think it would be this lopsided. TUC is in for a rough season but as long as spreads don't get too out of hand, there's going to be value. I'm happy to report that DC Jamal Williamson's new 4-3 over scheme hasn't taken long to adopt at all. Not only did you pick the Brawlers to win, but also you picked against two of our division rivals. The Toronto Rifles actually folded midseason, under unusual circumstances: the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League raided the Rifles roster and signed away the Rifles head coach, starting quarterback and starting running back, leaving the team unable to continue. Under Hurn, the team lost $100,000 after just three weeks of play, forcing his big-budget head coaches, Doak Walker and Lou Rymkus, to front their own money to keep the team afloat; Hurn never paid the either the coaches or players for their services, and the Wheeling Ironmen ended up paying the Vulcans' salaries for what would be the Vulcans' fourth and final game in order to avoid a strike. The Indianapolis Capitols featured a rookie quarterback named Johnnie Walton during the 1969 season. Jim Dunn replaced Hill as league commissioner for the 1969 season. It was an exciting game but defense died last week in ORE. Offensive Player of the Year QB John Brodie, Tampa Bay BanditsDefensive Player of the YearCB Lem Barney, Baltimore CioltsOffensive Lineman of the YearOT Jim Tyrer, Oakland RaidersSpecial Teams Player of the YearK Jan Stenerud, Escanaba HuskiesOffensive Rookie of the YearQB Dennis Shaw, Mount DoraDefensive Rookie of the YearCB Lemar Parrish, St. Louis HoneyBadgersCoach of the YearVince Diiorio, Montreal Alouettes- 1969 -, Offensive Player of the Year QB Sonny Jurgensen, Buffalo BillsDefensive Player of the YearDE Carl Eller, Tampa Bay BanditsOffensive Lineman of the YearOT Bob Reynolds, Racine LegionSpecial Teams Player of the YearK Jan Stenerud, Baltimore ColtsOffensive Rookie of the YearRB Calvin Hill, Hatboro HessiansDefensive Rookie of the YearDT Joe Greene, Philadelphia StarsCoach of the YearRandy Sivigny, St. Paul Saints- 1968 -, Offensive Player of the Year QB Lenny Dawson, Racine LegionDefensive Player of the YearDE Deacon Jones, St. Paul SaintsOffensive Lineman of the YearOT Jim Tyrer, Oakland RaidersSpecial Teams Player of the YearRET George Atkinson, St. Paul SaintsOffensive Rookie of the YearRB Robert Holmes, Oakland RaidersDefensive Rookie of the YearDE Claude Humphrey, Baltimore ColtsCoach of the YearAllan Silverwood, Tampa Bay Bandits- 1967 -, Offensive Player of the Year QB Sonny Jurgensen, Buffalo BillsDefensive Player of the YearDE Willie Davis, Saskatchewan RoughridersOffensive Lineman of the YearOT Willie Young, Racine LegionSpecial Teams Player of the YearRET Noland Smith, Oakland RaidersOffensive Rookie of the YearRB Mel Farr, Racine LegionDefensive Rookie of the YearDT Alan Page, Ohio GloryCoach of the YearPat Barry, Racine Legion- 1966 -, Offensive Player of the Year QB Johnny Unitas, Kansas City ChiefsQB Tom Flores, Tampa Bay BanditsDefensive Player of the YearDE Willie Davis, Saskatchewan RoughridersOffensive Lineman of the YearOT Bob Brown, Tampa Bay BanditsSpecial Teams Player of the YearK Roger LeClerc, Buffalo BillsOffensive Rookie of the YearRB Mike Garrett, Tampa Bay BanditsDefensive Rookie of the YearILB Tommy Nobis, Oakland RaidersCoach of the YearJoe Sardo, Minnesota Vikings - 1965 -, Offensive Player of the Year QB Rudy Bukich, New York TitansDefensive Player of the YearDE Jim Katcavage, Saskatchewan RoughridersOffensive Lineman of the YearOT Bob Wetoska, New York TitansSpecial Teams Player of the YearKR-PR Abner Haynes, Pittsburgh MaulersOffensive Rookie of the YearRB Gale Sayers, Las Cruces ThunderDefensive Rookie of the YearILB Dick Butkus, Tampa Bay BanditsCoach of the YearPat Barry, Racine Legion - 1964 -, Offensive Player of the Year QB Johnny Unitas, Calgary StampedeDefensive Player of the YearDE Gino Marchetti, Kansas City ChiefsOffensive Lineman of the YearOG Billy Shaw, McDavid WildcatsSpecial Teams Player of the YearPR Kermit Alexander, Saskatchewan RoughridersOffensive Rookie of the YearWR Paul Warfield, Battle Creek ApocalypseDefensive Rookie of the YearS Paul Krause, Pittsburgh MaulersCoach of the YearEd Brown, McDavid Wildcats - 1963 -, Offensive Player of the Year QB Charley Johnson, Kansas City ChiefsDefensive Player of the YearDE Doug Atkins, Wichita Triangles Offensive Lineman of the YearOT Bob St. Clair, Saskatchewan RoughridersSpecial Teams Player of the YearPR Claude Gibson, Kutztown RenegadesOffensive Rookie of the YearRB Billy Joe, Miami HurricaneDefensive Rookie of the YearDE Bobby Bell, Oakland RaidersCoach of the YearPaul Patrick, Kansas City Chiefs - 1962 -, Offensive Player of the Year QB Bart Starr, Saskatchewan RoughridersDefensive Player of the YearDE Bill Glass, New York TitansOffensive Lineman of the YearOT Mike McCormack, Kansas City ChiefsSpecial Teams Player of the YearK George Blair, Saskatchewan RoughridersOffensive Rookie of the YearQB Roman Gabriel, Battle Creek ApocalypseDefensive Rookie of the YearDT Merlin Olsen, St. Paul Saints Coach of the YearBrandon Rose, Saskatchewan Roughriders- 1961 -, Offensive Player of the Year QB Sonny Jurgensen, Buffalo BillsDefensive Player of the YearDE Gino Marchetti, Kansas City ChiefsOffensive Lineman of the YearOT Bob St. Clair, Escanaba HuskiesSpecial Teams Player of the YearKR-PR Timmy Brown, Kansas City ChiefsOffensive Rookie of the YearQB Fran Tarkenton, McDavid WildcatsDefensive Rookie of the YearLB E.J. It could go either way. Walton would become a regular in second-tier professional football; after several failed attempts to get onto an NFL roster in the early 1970s, Walton got his break in the World Football League, starting for the San Antonio Wings in 1975. Shwiner didn't look quite as good as he did in earlier games but I think he's got a bright future. It wasn't flashy, but it was good, solid fundamentals that they'll need to build on this week against DEN.The Dynomite were the recipients of my strongest curse in 2058 (aside from the Vampires)-- I had them pegged to be the best defense in the league and make another, deeper playoff run. RB Mueller should also enjoy success against a historically porous front. The league expanded into Texas by absorbing the Texas Football League, which also brought the first and, to date, only team from Mexico to play in a professional American football league, the Mexico Golden Aztecs (whose owner, Red McCombs, would later buy the NFL's Minnesota Vikings). 24-17 TEN.Shreveport at Brooklyn (-2) - The Brawlers haven't skipped a beat since the CFL Bowl and are putting some monstrous hurt on their opponents. RB Barker was caught in the backfield 7 times and ended the day with less than 1 yard per carry, though he found some success as a receiving target. Continental Football League player index. The receiving corps shakeups might have something to do with that: WR Johnstone was traded and WR Shaw went from their most reliable wideout in 2058 to someone who barely sees the field. To reinforce an image of league autonomy, teams were restricted from loaning players to, or receiving optioned players from, the NFL or AFL. Vacant teams can be an issue from time to time. The first CFL season opened with three games played on August 14, 1965. Wojdylo could be a problem, but his smaller size will force QB Emmons to be more precise with his passes. I get that you've got some new coaches and all, but OC Heath was on the team last season. I have to give it up to the Pride's coaching staff-- those guys are getting every last drop out of their players. August 30, 2014 at 1:11 am The Alabama Hawks played a pre-season game against the NFL's Atlanta Falcons rookies, losing 55–0. These economics contributed to the ultimate demise of the league after the 1969 season. I think the changes are probably for the better here but the players still aren't on the same page just yet.BAL are a team surprising a lot of us analysts this season-- it seems like every week there's a new face to watch. About the Continental The Continental is a 22 team draft league. Both teams need to pull back on their young QBs and bring some balance to their offenses.It's hard to make picks when both teams haven't been playing good football, but the Vampires at least have shown signs of life on defense. The Continental Football League (COFL) was a professional American football league that operated in North America from 1965 through 1969. They're playing pretty well but I wouldn't say they should be 3-0 and they certainly shouldn't be favored by 7 points against a division rival. Before the season began, the Springfield, Massachusetts, franchise moved to Norfolk, Virginia. Give me the home dog to win, or at the very least cover-- NOS 30-27.Death Valley at Boston (-17) - It wasn't a good look last week for either team. He was replaced by CFL Secretary Sol Rosen, owner of the Newark Bears. RB McWhorter and the defense were as much a part of the Kodiaks' last two wins as Marischen and I think it signals a real shift in the league. CB Perry isn't much better at 5'9" 185lbs. If the Rounders lean on Gmerek, well... NT Wortham and DEN would love to play that game. The offensive line is adapting well to rookie C Trey Cinkovsky and unit as a whole is doing a decent job. The Bandits were led by a retooled secondary featuring CB Jerry Sexton (from LVS) and first round pick CB Enrique Kahn. The Outlaws win this one 30-17. by Sverngold at Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:06 AM, The good beats mostly keep on rolling-- 5/6 through two weeks.