1989 CFL season

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1989 CFL season
DurationJuly 12 – November 5, 1989
East Champions championsHamilton Tiger-Cats
West Champions championsSaskatchewan Roughriders
77th Grey Cup
DateNovember 26, 1989
VenueSkyDome, Toronto
ChampionsSaskatchewan Roughriders
CFL seasons seasons
← 1988
1990 →
Canadian Football League team locations: Red pog.svg West, Blue 000080 pog.svg East

The 1989 CFL 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[edit]

Rocky Dipietro - 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 its 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.

On September 7, 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.

Regular season standings[edit]

Final regular season standings[edit]

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

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Edmonton Eskimos 18 16 2 0 644 302 32
Calgary Stampeders 18 10 8 0 495 466 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 9 9 0 547 567 18
BC Lions 18 7 11 0 521 557 14
East Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 12 6 0 519 517 24
Toronto Argonauts 18 7 11 0 369 428 14
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 7 11 0 408 462 14
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 4 14 0 426 630 8
  • Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
  • Edmonton and Hamilton have first round byes.

Grey Cup playoffs[edit]

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.

Playoff bracket[edit]

November 12: Division Semifinals November 19: Division Finals November 26: 77th Grey Cup @ SkyDomeToronto, Ontario
E3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10
E3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 30 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 14
E2 Toronto Argonauts 7 E1 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 40
W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 43
W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 32
W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 33 W1 Edmonton Eskimos 21
W2 Calgary Stampeders 26

CFL Leaders[edit]

1989 CFL All-Stars[edit]



Special teams[edit]

1989 Eastern All-Stars[edit]



Special teams[edit]

1989 Western All-Stars[edit]



Special teams[edit]

1989 CFL Awards[edit]


  1. ^ "CFLapedia".