2000 CFL season
DurationJuly 5 – November 5, 2000
East championsMontreal Alouettes
West championsBC Lions
88th Grey Cup
DateNovember 26, 2000
VenueMcMahon Stadium, Calgary
ChampionsBC Lions
CFL seasons
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The 2000 CFL season is considered to be the 47th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 43rd Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 2000

The CFL ends the 20th century on a continued upward curve.

After the 1999 season, league attendance levels and television ratings continued to grow. Attendance around the league had an increase of 5.6%, which went over '98 season figures as 1,718,312 fans filled their teams' stadium. Meanwhile, TSN's television ratings also increased by 17.9% over their '98 season ratings. In 2000, CFL attendance and TSN television ratings continued to increase further going over the '99 season figures.

Both, acting Commissioner & Chairman, John Tory and President & COO, Jeff Giles resigned from their respective posts. On Wednesday, November 1, Michael Lysko was named as the tenth CFL Commissioner in league history.

Calgary hosted the Grey Cup game and was successful in their week-long festival to celebrate the 88th championship season. The Grey Cup game, itself ended with another classic finish as the BC Lions spoiled the Montreal Alouettes two-point convert attempt to hang on and win the Grey Cup, 28–26. Immediately following the game, BC Lions legendary kicker Lui Passaglia, who kicked the winning points, retired after 25 seasons.

Regular season standings

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

West Division
Team GP W L T OTL PF PA Pts
Calgary Stampeders 18 12 5 1 0 604 495 25
Edmonton Eskimos 18 10 8 0 1 527 520 21
BC Lions 18 8 10 0 1 513 529 17
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 5 12 1 0 516 626 11
East Division
Team GP W L T OTL PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 18 12 6 0 0 594 379 24
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 9 9 0 2 470 446 20
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 7 10 1 1 539 596 16
Toronto Argonauts 18 7 10 1 0 390 562 15

Grey Cup playoffs

Main article: 88th Grey Cup

The BC Lions are the 2000 Grey Cup Champions, defeating the Montreal Alouettes 28–26, at Calgary's McMahon Stadium. The Lions became the first team with a losing record (8–10, 1 OTL) to win the Grey Cup. The Lions' Robert Drummond (RB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Sean Millington (FB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

November 12: Division Semifinals November 19: Division Finals November 26: 88th Grey Cup
McMahon StadiumCalgary, AB
         
E3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24
East
E1 Montreal Alouettes 35
E3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22
E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20
E1 Montreal Alouettes 26
W3 BC Lions 28
W3 BC Lions 37
West
W1 Calgary Stampeders 23
W3 BC Lions 34
W2 Edmonton Eskimos 32

CFL Leaders

2000 CFL All-Stars

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2000 Western All-Stars

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2000 Eastern All-Stars

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2000 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars

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2000 CFL Awards

References

  1. ^ "CFLapedia".
  2. ^ "CFLPA.com | The Canadian Football League Players Association". cflpa.com. Retrieved 2017-03-06.