1999 CFL season

The 1999 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 46th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 42nd Canadian Football League season.

1999 CFL season
Regular season
DurationJuly 7 – November 7, 1999
Playoffs
Start dateNovember 14, 1999
East ChampionsHamilton Tiger-Cats1999-11-21
West ChampionsCalgary Stampeders1999-11-21
87th Grey Cup
DateNovember 28, 1999
SiteBC Place Stadium, Vancouver
ChampionsHamilton Tiger-Cats
CFL seasons

CFL News in 1999

The CFL enters the final season of the 1900s with increased growth in attendance and television ratings after the '98 season.

The '98 season attendance figures showed a 6.1% increase, which surpassed '97 season figures. TSN television ratings grew by 26.6% in the ages 2+ demographic.

The 1998 Grey Cup game viewership increased to 20.5% as 3.06 million viewers watched the Calgary Stampeders defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26–24, which surpassed the '97 Grey Cup game.

The 1999 CFL season, along with the 2001 CFL season, would be one of the closest times where an East Division team could have cross over to the West Division for that division's last playoff spot since the introduction of the Cross over in 1995. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers had to only win one more game to go 7–11, to beat the Edmonton Eskimos final standings, both teams finishing with a tie of 6–12 instead, and under the current rule, even if the team in 4th place in the other division has a better season series record (most wins in the match ups between the teams, or most points scored in total in those games), in which case both were tied again and Edmonton still wins the tie with a 75–53 in two games, for a team to cross over it must have a better final standing win record than the 3rd placed team in the other division, so there was no cross over.

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
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
BC Lions18135042937326
Calgary Stampeders18126050339324
Edmonton Eskimos18612045950212
Saskatchewan Roughriders1831503705926
East Division
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Montreal Alouettes18126049539524
Hamilton Tiger-Cats18117060337822
Toronto Argonauts1899038637318
Winnipeg Blue Bombers18612036260112
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • BC and Montreal both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the 1999 Grey Cup Champions, avenging last season's championship loss to the Calgary Stampeders with a 32–21 victory, at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. The Tiger-Cats have won their first championship since the 1986 CFL season. The Tiger-Cats' Danny McManus (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Mike Morreale (SB) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

  November 14: Division Semifinals     November 21: Division Finals     November 28: 87th Grey Cup @ BC Place StadiumVancouver, BC
                           
  East     E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27  
  E3 Toronto Argonauts 6     E1 Montreal Alouettes 26    
  E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27         E2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32
      W2 Calgary Stampeders 21
  West     W2 Calgary Stampeders 26    
  W3 Edmonton Eskimos 17     W1 BC Lions 24  
  W2 Calgary Stampeders 30  

CFL Leaders

1999 CFL All-Stars

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1999 Western All-Stars

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1999 Eastern All-Stars

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1999 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars

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Head Coach

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1999 CFL Awards

References

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