2000 CFL season

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2000 CFL season
Regular season
Duration July 5, 2000 – November 5, 2000
Playoffs
Start date November 12, 2000
East Champions Montreal Alouettes2000-11-19
West Champions BC Lions2000-11-19
88th Grey Cup
Date November 26, 2000
Site McMahon Stadium, Calgary
Champions BC Lions
1999  CFL seasons  2001

The 2000 Canadian Football League 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[edit]

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 filed 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[edit]

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
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Teams losing in overtime are awarded one point.
  • Calgary and Montreal both have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

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[edit]

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

CFL Leaders[edit]

2000 CFL All-Stars[edit]

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2000 Western All-Stars[edit]

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2000 Eastern All-Stars[edit]

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2000 Intergold CFLPA All-Stars[edit]

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2000 CFL Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1999 CFL season
CFL seasons Succeeded by
2001 CFL season