Canadian Football League: You Had Me At “Beard”

There’s a football mistress in my life now, NFL. And, she has a beard.

In case you’re not familiar with the Canadian Football League (check out the stadiums), it’s a league where you can actually hit the QB and put your head down outside the tackle box.

The CFL season started this past weekend and I invested a serious amount of time into watching it, considering a conversion from the NFL.

Then, it happened – I noticed the beard of B.C. Lions place kicker Hugh O’Neill, pictured above.

And I knew I was home.

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