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Good news for Canadian Football League fans

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by thecarve, Jun 28, 2013.

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  1. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

    Aug 24, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    It seems that every year about this time one of our members from the Great White North will ask if/where they can see a CFL game. It looks like this season CFL fans will have a few more opportunities than in years past.

    Both ESPN2 and NBC Sports Network will carry games this season. NBC Sports Network carried the game last night and has one more this weekend before letting ESPN2 take the month of July. Then in August NBCSN resumes their coverage through the playoffs and Grey Cup. ESPN2’s coverage starts this weekend and finishes up in late July.

    Between the two, they will only be showing 22 games all season. But I’d imagine that’s more than they have in previous years.

    ESPN2 and ESPN3 schedule:

    NBCSN Schedule:

    Obviously, every sportsbook will have ESPN2. I’d assume they will all have NBCSN (channel 220 on Directv) as well – but you certainly won’t be able to find that channel in your room. Also, ESPN3 is internet only, so don’t get your hopes up when you see the complete ESPN2/3 schedule…unless your preferred method of viewing is on your laptop.

    Of course, just because they’ll be on TV doesn’t mean you’ll be able to see them in a sportsbook/bar. Certainly, you’ll have a much better chance of catching a game prior to the NFL/NCAA seasons starting. You can probably talk a bartender into turning one out of the way TV onto CFL after American football starts, but your chances of getting sound are probably nil.
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