End Zones and Border Wars
The Era of American Expansion in the CFLBook - 2013
End Zones and Border Wars is the story of the CFL's ill-fated periodof expansion into the United States during the early to mid-1990s. It was a time filled with intriguing characters, from JohnCandy to Nick Mileti to Pepper Rodgers, the coach who loved everythingabout the Canadian game except the rules and the teams. Witha cast of investors who are hopeful but unfamiliar with the game,bizarre stories emerge, from the Las Vegas Posse practising in theparking lot of the Riviera to the Shreveport Pirates camping outabove a barn full of circus animals.The CFL's attempts to push the Canadian game into expandedterritory brought both heartbreak and victory, with the 1994 GreyCup victory of the BC Lions coming alongside the quick decline ofevery American club under low sales and resistance to new rules.The CFL survived these turbulent times to the harsh realization thatit is a game for Canada alone, breaking through to a promising newera for the venerable institution.
Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia :, Harbour Publishing,, 2013, ©2013.
Branch Call Number: 796. 33564 WIL
Characteristics: 208 pages, xvi pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm.