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CFL VS NFL Major Rule Differences

View Poll Results: Choose the better option in each pair
Long field and endzones 35 50.72%
Short field and enzones 30 43.48%
Wide field and endzones 35 50.72%
Narrow field and endzones 28 40.58%
12 players on the field 21 30.43%
11 players on the field 45 65.22%
3 downs 21 30.43%
4 downs 47 68.12%
1 yard between defence and line of scrimmage 35 50.72%
11 inches between defence and line of scrimage 26 37.68%
No Yards on kicks 22 31.88%
Fair Catches on kicks 41 59.42%
Unlimited Backfield motion 34 49.28%
Limited Backfield motion 28 40.58%
40 second play clock 25 36.23%
20 second play clock 39 56.52%
1 timeout per half 20 28.99%
3 timeouts per half 44 63.77%
Rouge (or single) 29 42.03%
Touchback 38 55.07%
1 foot inbounds to catch 23 33.33%
2 feet inbounds to catch 40 57.97%
Goalposts on the goal line 20 28.99%
Goalposts on the end line 47 68.12%
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11-29-2012, 06:41 PM
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When I learned about the 3 downs a couple days ago, I thought that was the stupidest thing ever. Two bloody chances to get a 1st down? LOL.
Wider field means it's easier to get a first down. Also encourages more passing. American football started with 3 downs. They went to 4 downs since it was too difficult to get first downs in the 1912 (thereabouts) - which was due to the narrower field.

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11-29-2012, 06:46 PM
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Rogues are ridiculous. The fact that a team can win by one point after missing a field goal is gimmicky.

The running pre-snap by receivers, extra 10 yards, 3 downs, and goal posts at the goal line are also absurd.
And yet the American football field was 110 yards just like the Canadian field. They only went to a 100 yard field due to the inclusion of endzones and the inability of endzone seats to accomodate anything more than a 120 yard field.

Somehow I doubt it the American football field had evolved into a 3 down game on a 110 yard field you would be calling it gimmicky.

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11-30-2012, 01:01 AM
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Everything about the CFL is gimmicky and makes me physically ill. And the talent level doesn't do much to help that either. You'd think with endzones literally twice as huge, every game would be 86-79, but I think the larger endzones exist to allow for more room for error since no one in the league has talent, which is why they are in the league in the first place.

To quote The Rock:


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Everything about the CFL is gimmicky and makes me physically ill. And the talent level doesn't do much to help that either. You'd think with endzones literally twice as huge, every game would be 86-79, but I think the larger endzones exist to allow for more room for error since no one in the league has talent, which is why they are in the league in the first place.

To quote The Rock:

Maybe the reason teams don't put up 80 points is because the defence isn't terrible. The high end of normal scoring range is mid 40s, the low end is high teens.

If "no one in the league has talent" then why did the Rock get cut?

Also, why does talent matter? Is the Olympic marathon entertaining because it has the best marathon runners in the world?

It is the game that is exciting, not the talent


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11-30-2012, 03:03 AM
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Everything about the CFL is gimmicky and makes me physically ill. And the talent level doesn't do much to help that either. You'd think with endzones literally twice as huge, every game would be 86-79, but I think the larger endzones exist to allow for more room for error since no one in the league has talent, which is why they are in the league in the first place.

To quote The Rock:

Yawn.

Here's another Rock quote for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtuWtbWEVgE


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Maybe the reason teams don't put up 80 points is because the defence isn't terrible. The high end of normal scoring range is mid 40s, the low end is high teens.

If "no one in the league has talent" then why did the Rock get cut?

Also, why does talent matter? Is the Olympic marathon entertaining because it has the best marathon runners in the world?

It is the game that is exciting, not the talent
You find a marathon entertaining?


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I'm an American and i like some CFL rules. Singles to force more run backs. I also like the larger field and 12 players.

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You find a marathon entertaining?

No you misunderstood, I said just because the talent is good (i.e. the Olympic marathon) doesn't mean that it is exciting, so the talent argument isn't really relevant

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Well...that makes a lot more sense

And I agree with you completely. For instance, college basketball is a much more entertaining product than the NBA is.

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Everything about the CFL is gimmicky and makes me physically ill. And the talent level doesn't do much to help that either. You'd think with endzones literally twice as huge, every game would be 86-79, but I think the larger endzones exist to allow for more room for error since no one in the league has talent, which is why they are in the league in the first place.
The field has been larger for over a century...must be due to the lack of talent .

It's funny that you support NCAA football, which obviously has far less talent than the CFL. (And please don't bother with the NCAA team could beat a CFL team nonsense)

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The field has been larger for over a century...must be due to the lack of talent .

It's funny that you support NCAA football, which obviously has far less talent than the CFL. (And please don't bother with the NCAA team could beat a CFL team nonsense)
ya, and I'm sure Andy Fantuz has zero desire to join the Chicago Bears. He'd much rather stay in Saskacthe... err... Hamilton. I mean, that's where all the talent is.

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The field has been larger for over a century...must be due to the lack of talent .

It's funny that you support NCAA football, which obviously has far less talent than the CFL. (And please don't bother with the NCAA team could beat a CFL team nonsense)
also, according to the first random 2013 mock draft I found on a simple google search, Six Crimson Tide players are going in the first three rounds

Granted, it's just a mock draft I found in 4 seconds, but how many current CFL players could legitimately be NFL draft picks, never mind in the first 3 rounds, and those six are just from one team. The CFL is so pathetic that 18 year old 5 star recruits in the States are light years ahead of grown men. That's why they play in the CFL, cause they f***ing suck. If they didn't, they'd be in the NFL. Simple as that. No one *plays* in the CFL by choice, they play cause they can't handle it elsewhere.

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Slightly off-topic, the only rule in the CFL I would change is the import rule regarding quarterbacks. I would change the rule so that 1 of the 3 QBs on each team would have to be a non-import.
The import rule is the cfl's biggest issue for me

I want to watch the best players on the field.
Not some hack canadian because he has to be there.

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also, according to the first random 2013 mock draft I found on a simple google search, Six Crimson Tide players are going in the first three rounds
If only football was played six-on-six...

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Granted, it's just a mock draft I found in 4 seconds, but how many current CFL players could legitimately be NFL draft picks, never mind in the first 3 rounds, and those six are just from one team. The CFL is so pathetic that 18 year old 5 star recruits in the States are light years ahead of grown men. That's why they play in the CFL, cause they f***ing suck. If they didn't, they'd be in the NFL. Simple as that. No one *plays* in the CFL by choice, they play cause they can't handle it elsewhere.
So basically all the players in the second-best league in the world suck? Do all the hockey players in the AHL or KHL suck? By your logic Warren Moon, Joe Theismann, Jeff Garcia, and Doug Flutie all sucked.

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If only football was played six-on-six...



So basically all the players in the second-best league in the world suck? Do all the hockey players in the AHL or KHL suck? By your logic Warren Moon, Joe Theismann, Jeff Garcia, and Doug Flutie all sucked.
Well one thing is for sure though, CFL players like Cameron Wake and Marcus Thigpen do suck... wait a minute...



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Can't stand the CFL. It blows. Hate basically every rule and its hard to get excited about an 8-team league.

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CFL > NFL

yes, I know there's a higher skill in the NFL (money talks), but the game is much more exciting in the CFL

watching an NFL game is painful. 10 second play, nothing for 2 minutes, time-outs every 5 minutes, a million commercial breaks


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I like both rules equally for both different leagues. NFL and CFL rules are so different that their hardly even the same sport.

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Well one thing is for sure though, CFL players like Cameron Wake and Marcus Thigpen do suck... wait a minute...


Those guys are bums, same with Jerrell Freeman and Justin Hickman. Somehow by letting Freeman start the Colts went from 29th in the league against the run to 14th. Freeman also leads the Colts in tackles and is 5th in the league in total tackles. God what a plug.

Sometimes these smaller guys just need a chance which is very difficult to get when your undersized. Just like in the NHL your always going to take the larger player with a similar skill set every time.

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The import rule is the cfl's biggest issue for me

I want to watch the best players on the field.
Not some hack canadian because he has to be there.
You kill the import rule, there's a good chance you kill CIS football. Not a good idea.

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Wow, I never knew the CFL had 3 downs. My mind is blown right now.

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also, according to the first random 2013 mock draft I found on a simple google search, Six Crimson Tide players are going in the first three rounds

Granted, it's just a mock draft I found in 4 seconds, but how many current CFL players could legitimately be NFL draft picks, never mind in the first 3 rounds, and those six are just from one team. The CFL is so pathetic that 18 year old 5 star recruits in the States are light years ahead of grown men. That's why they play in the CFL, cause they f***ing suck. If they didn't, they'd be in the NFL. Simple as that. No one *plays* in the CFL by choice, they play cause they can't handle it elsewhere.

You do realize that a lot of CFL players were NFL draft picks, right?

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You kill the import rule, there's a good chance you kill CIS football. Not a good idea.
Each roster has 20 non-imports, for a total of 160 non-imports in the league.

If the league expands to 10 teams, Ottawa plus Quebec City or Moncton, perhaps they should leave the total number at 160, or 16 non-imports per team. This would maintain the same number of CIS players league wide.

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You kill the import rule, there's a good chance you kill CIS football. Not a good idea.
Wouldnt matter to me in the least tbh

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I like both leagues! OMG, astonishing I know, but it is possible!

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