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1989 CFL season

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Site  SkyDome, Toronto
Start date  1989
1989 CFL season
Duration  July 12, 1989 – November 5, 1989
East Champions  Hamilton Tiger-Cats1989-11-19
West Champions  Saskatchewan Roughriders1989-11-19
Champions  Saskatchewan Roughriders
People also search for  1990 CFL season, 1991 CFL season

The 1989 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 36th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 32nd Canadian Football League season.


CFL News in 1989

The CFL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from Harold Ballard (of Maple Leaf Gardens Limited) to David Braley on Friday, February 24. In April, the CFL announced a two-year television agreement with Carling O'Keefe Breweries for $12 million plus an additional $3 million for club promotional support.

The CFL hosted both, the Annual Meetings and the Canadian College Draft for the second straight year in Hamilton.

The Toronto Argonauts played their first game at the SkyDome. The SkyDome also was the host of the 77th Annual Grey Cup game, on Sunday, November 26, when the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 43–40.

In September, the BC Lions were purchased by Murray Pezim.

The Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union decided to change the location of the Vanier Cup game, from Varsity Stadium to the SkyDome. The University of Western Ontario defeated the University of Saskatchewan, 35–10 in the Vanier Cup's silver anniversary game.

On Sunday, December 31, Bill Baker decided to resign as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the CFL.

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Hamilton have first round byes.
  • Grey Cup playoffs

    The Saskatchewan Roughriders are the 1989 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 43–40, at Toronto's SkyDome. This was Saskatchewan's first championship since 1966. The Roughriders' Kent Austin (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and Chuck Klingbeil (DT) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence, while Dave Ridgway (K) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

    CFL Leaders

  • CFL Passing Leaders
  • CFL Rushing Leaders
  • CFL Receiving Leaders
  • 1989 CFL Awards

  • CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award – Tracy Ham (QB), Edmonton Eskimos
  • CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award – Rocky DiPietro (SB), Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award – Danny Bass (LB), Edmonton Eskimos
  • CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award – Rod Connop (C), Edmonton Eskimos
  • CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award – Stephen Jordan (DB), Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • CFLPA's Outstanding Community Service Award – Matt Dunigan (QB), BC Lions
  • CFL's Coach of the Year – John Gregory, Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • References

    1989 CFL season Wikipedia