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The 2003 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 50th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 46th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 2003

The Canadian Football League made a new five-year television deal with TSN and the CBC on February 27. Through the new agreement, TSN and CBC will be broadcasting 77 games, which is the most in CFL history. The CFL also introduced new specialty weekends that includes the Canada Day Bash, the Labour Day Classic and the Gridiron Thanksgiving. CFL.ca launched its new website in July.

The CFL also assumes control of the Toronto Argonauts on July 29 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on August 15. The league appointed Paul Robson as the interim Operations Manager of the Argonauts and appointed Alan Ford to become interim Operations Manager of the Tiger-Cats. The CFL then announced the sale of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to Bob Young on October 7 and then announced the sale of the Toronto Argonauts on November 15 to Howard Sokolowski and David Cynamon.

The TSN achieved the second-highest viewership in CFL history. The CFL also had an (+2%) increase in attendance for the second straight season with more than 2 million fans filling the seats at Canadian football games. About 4.4 million Canadian homes viewed the 91st Grey Cup game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos. Plus, the CFL signed long-term partnership deals with Reebok, Rogers and Sun Microsystems.


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]]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 18 13 5 0 569 414 26
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 11 7 0 514 487 22
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 11 7 0 535 430 22
BC Lions 18 11 7 0 531 430 22
Calgary Stampeders 18 5 13 0 323 501 10
East Division]]
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 18 13 5 0 562 409 26
Toronto Argonauts 18 9 9 0 473 433 18
Ottawa Renegades 18 7 11 0 467 581 14
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 1 17 0 293 583 2
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Montreal both have first round byes.
  • Due to the cross-over rule - the BC Lions will play the Toronto Argonauts in the Eastern Semi-Final Game.



Grey Cup playoffs

The Edmonton Eskimos are the 2003 Grey Cup Champions, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 34-22, at Reginamarker's Taylor Fieldmarker. The Eskimos got their revenge on the Alouettes, who defeated Edmonton in front of their hometown crowd at the 90th Grey Cup.The Eskimos' Jason Tucker (WR) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and the Alouettes' Ben Cahoon (SB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

2003 CFL All-Stars



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2003 Western All-Stars



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2003 Eastern All-Stars



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2003 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars

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2003 Rogers AT&T CFL Awards



References

  1. 2003 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars



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