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Calgary Stampeders
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Founded 1935
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Home field McMahon Stadium
League Canadian Football League
Division West Division
Colours Red, white, and black
              
Nickname(s) Stamps, Horsemen
Head coach John Hufnagel
General manager John Hufnagel
Owner(s) Group headed by John Forzani,
Ted Hellard, and Doug Mitchell
Grey Cup wins 1948, 1971, 1992,
1998, 2001, 2008
Mascot(s) Ralph the Dog
Website www.stampeders.com
Uniform CFL CAL Jersey 2008

The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta and named in reference to the Calgary Stampede. The Stampeders play their home games at McMahon Stadium. They have won the league's Grey Cup championship six times, most recently in 2008.

Team factsEdit

Formerly known as: Bronks 1935 to 1944
Helmet design: red background with a white, running horse. This design has been in place, with slight variations, since the 1968 season.
Uniform colours: Red, Black and White.
Stadiums: Mewata Park Stadium (1939-1959), McMahon Stadium (1960-present)
Western regular season championship: 17 — 1937, 1938, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2010
Northern regular season championship: 1 — 1995
Grey Cup final appearances: 12 — 1948 (won), 1949 (lost), 1968 (lost), 1970 (lost), 1971 (won), 1991 (lost), 1992 (won), 1995 (lost), 1998 (won), 1999 (lost), 2001 (won), 2008 (won)
Main Rivals: Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders, BC Lions
2010 Regular Season Record: 13 wins, 5 losses, 0 ties.

Franchise historyEdit

The first time Calgary took the field in Canadian football was in 1891 when they faced Edmonton in a home and away series. The following years saw the formation of several Calgary-based football teams starting with the Calgary Tigers of the Alberta Rugby Football Union in 1908. This would be followed by the likes of Canucks, the 50th Battalion, Altomahs, Tigers for the second time and later the Bronks.

The Stampeders were officially born on September 29, 1945. In their very first game played on October 22 at Mewata Stadium they beat the Regina Roughriders 12–0 before 4,000 fans in attendance. It would be a taste of success to come that decade under the direction of head coach Les Lear and talented stars such as Woody Strode, Paul Rowe, Keith Spaith, Dave Berry, Normie Kwong and Ezzert "Sugarfoot" Anderson.

The year 1948 would perhaps be the greatest season in Stamps history, becoming the only professional Canadian football team ever to achieve a perfect season with a record of 12–0 and capping the year with a Grey Cup victory over the Ottawa Rough Riders at Toronto's Varsity Stadium. It was also during that same Grey Cup festival that Calgary fans brought pageantry to the game and made it into a national celebration, featuring pancake breakfasts on the steps of City Hall, starting the Grey Cup parade and even riding horses in the lobby of the Royal York Hotel.

They would return to the Grey Cup the following year (1949), with a 13–1 record but lost to the Montreal Alouettes 28–15 in the title game. It would be 19 years until Calgary once again reached the Grey Cup, losing 24–21 to Ottawa in the 1968 final and not until 1971 when they would be crowned champions, defeating the Toronto Argonauts 14–11.

The Stampeders nearly folded after the 1985 season marked by declining attendance, financial woes and poor 3–13 record. However, a successful Save Our Stamps campaign resulted in season ticket sales of 22,400, additional funds and stability that translated to improved on-field play which laid the groundwork to Grey Cup berths in 1991 and 1992 when they won the title over Winnipeg.

The decade of the 1990s was very successful for the Stampeders, led by quarterbacks Doug Flutie and later Jeff Garcia and Dave Dickenson throwing to receivers Allen Pitts, Terry Vaughn and Dave Sapunjis, and a rock steady defence led by Western All Stars Alondra Johnson, Stu Laird and Will Johnson. They would reach the Grey Cup final three more times, losing in 1995 and 1999 and winning in 1998.

After winning their fifth Grey Cup championship in 2001, Calgary went into a brief period of decline until 2005 when they emerged as playoff contenders again, led by Henry Burris at quarterback and Joffrey Reynolds at running back. Nevertheless, they did not win a playoff game for several years, suffering three successive losses in the 2005, 2006, and 2007 Western semi-final games.

In 2008, the Stampeders ended their playoff drought en route to winning the team's sixth Grey Cup 22–14 against the Montreal Alouettes. Burris was named the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player with DeAngelis being the top Canadian for their efforts. John Hufnagel has been interviewed by several NFL teams and College football teams.

Calgary Stampeders year-by-yearEdit

This is a complete list of seasons competed by the Calgary Stampeders, a Canadian Football League team. While the team was founded in 1935 (as the Calgary Bronks), they did not join the CFL until it was founded in 1958. Throughout their history, the Stampeders have won six Grey Cups.

Grey Cup Championships Division Championships Regular season Championships
Season League Finish Wins Losses Ties Playoffs
Calgary Bronks
1935 ARFU 1st 2 0 0 Won Western Semi-Final (Meralomas) 14-0
Lost Western Title Game ('Pegs) 7-0
1936 WIFU 3rd 1 5 0 Lost W.I.F.U Finals (Roughriders) 3-1
1937 WIFU 1st 5 3 0 Lost W.I.F.U Finals (Blue Bombers) 19-14
1938 WIFU 1st 6 2 0 Lost W.I.F.U. Finals (Blue Bombers) 0-2 series
1939 WIFU 3rd 4 7 0 Won W.I.F.U. Semi-Final (Roughriders) 24-17
Lost W.I.F.U. Finals (Blue Bombers) 1-1 series
1940 WIFU 2nd 4 4 0 Lost W.I.F.U. Finals (Blue Bombers) 0-2 series
1941 did not participate
1942 season cancelled (World War II)
1943 season cancelled (World War II)
1944 season cancelled (World War II)
Calgary Stampeders
1945 WIFU No season play Won W.I.F.U. Semi-Finals (Roughriders) 2-0 series
Lost W.I.F.U. Final (Blue Bombers) 9-6
1946 WIFU 1st 5 3 0 Lost W.I.F.U. Finals (Blue Bombers) 1-1 series
1947 WIFU 2nd 4 4 0 Lost W.I.F.U. Finals (Blue Bombers) 1-2 series
1948 WIFU 1st 12 0 0 Won W.I.F.U. Finals (Roughriders) 1-0-1 series
Won Grey Cup (Rough Riders) 12-7
1949 WIFU 1st 13 1 0 Won W.I.F.U. Finals (Roughriders) 1-1 series
Lost Grey Cup (Alouettes) 28-15
1950 WIFU 4th 4 10 0
1951 WIFU 4th 4 10 0
1952 WIFU 3rd 7 9 0 Lost W.I.F.U. Semi-Finals (Eskimos) 1-1 series
1953 WIFU 2nd 3 12 1
1954 WIFU 4th 8 8 0
1955 WIFU 5th 4 12 0
1956 WIFU 5th 4 12 0
1957 WIFU 3rd 6 10 0 Lost W.I.F.U. Semi-Finals (Blue Bombers) 0-1-1 series
1958 CFL 4th W.I.F.U. 6 9 1
1959 CFL 4th W.I.F.U. 8 8 0
1960 CFL 3rd W.I.F.U. 6 8 2 Lost West Semi-Finals (Eskimos) 0-2 series
1961 CFL 3rd, West 7 9 0 Won West Semi-Finals (Eskimos) 1-1 series
Lost West Finals (Blue Bombers) 0-2 series
1962 CFL 2nd, West 9 6 1 Won West Semi-Finals (Roughriders) 2-0 series
Lost West Finals (Blue Bombers) 1-2 series
1963 CFL 2nd, West 10 4 2 Lost West Finals (Roughriders) 1-1 series
1964 CFL 2nd, West 12 4 0 Won West Semi-Finals (Roughriders) 1-1 series
Lost West Finals (Lions) 1-2 series
1965 CFL 1st, West 12 4 0 Lost West Finals (Blue Bombers) 1-2 series
1966 CFL 4th, West 6 9 1
1967 CFL 1st, West 12 4 0 Lost West Finals (Roughriders) 1-2 series
1968 CFL 2nd, West 10 6 0 Won West Semi-Final (Eskimos) 29-13
Won West Finals (Roughriders) 2-0 series
Lost Grey Cup (Rough Riders) 24-21
1969 CFL 2nd, West 9 7 0 Won West Semi-Final (Lions) 35-21
Lost West Finals (Roughriders) 0-2 series
1970 CFL 3rd, West 9 7 0 Won West Semi-Final (Eskimos) 16-9
Won West Finals (Roughriders) 2-1 series
Lost Grey Cup (Alouettes) 23-10
1971 CFL 1st, West 9 6 1 Won West Finals (Roughriders) 2-0 series
Won Grey Cup (Argonauts) 14-11
1972 CFL 4th, West 6 10 0
1973 CFL 4th, West 6 10 0
1974 CFL 5th, West 6 10 0
1975 CFL 4th, West 6 10 0
1976 CFL 5th, West 2 12 2
1977 CFL 5th, West 4 12 0
1978 CFL 2nd, West 9 4 3 Won West Semi-Final (Blue Bombers) 38-4
Lost West Final (Eskimos) 26-13
1979 CFL 2nd, West 12 4 0 Won West Semi-Final (Lions) 37-2
Lost West Finals (Eskimos) 19-7
1980 CFL 3rd, West 9 7 0 Lost West Semi-Final (Blue Bombers) 32-14
1981 CFL 5th, West 6 10 0
1982 CFL 3rd, West 9 6 1 Lost West Semi-Final (Blue Bombers) 24-3
1983 CFL 4th, West 8 8 0
1984 CFL 5th, West 6 10 0
1985 CFL 5th, West 3 13 0
1986 CFL 4th, West 11 7 0 Lost West Semi-Final (Eskimos) 27-18
1987 CFL 3rd, West 10 8 0 Lost West Semi-Final (Eskimos) 30-16
1988 CFL 4th, West 6 12 0
1989 CFL 2nd, West 10 8 0 Lost West Semi-Final (Roughriders) 33-26
1990 CFL 1st, West 11 6 1 Lost West Final (Eskimos) 43-23
1991 CFL 2nd, West 11 7 0 Won West Semi-Final (Lions) 43-41
Won West Final (Eskimos) 38-36
Lost Grey Cup (Argonauts) 36-21
1992 CFL 1st, West 13 5 0 Won West Final (Eskimos) 23-22
Won Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 24-10
1993 CFL 1st, West 15 3 0 Won West Semi-Final (Lions) 17-9
Lost West Final (Eskimos) 29-15
1994 CFL 1st, West 15 3 0 Won West Semi-Final (Roughriders) 36-3
Lost West Final (Lions) 37-36
1995 CFL 1st, North 15 3 0 Won North Semi-Final (Tiger-Cats) 31-13
Won North Final (Eskimos) 37-4
Lost Grey Cup (Stallions) 37-20
1996 CFL 1st, West 13 5 0 Lost West Final (Eskimos) 15-12
1997 CFL 2nd, West 10 8 0 Lost West Semi-Final (Roughriders) 33-30
1998 CFL 1st, West 12 6 0 Won West Final (Eskimos) 33-10
Won Grey Cup (Tiger-Cats) 26-24
1999 CFL 2nd, West 12 6 0 Won West Semi-Final (Eskimos) 30-17
Won West Final (Lions) 26-24
Lost Grey Cup (Tiger-Cats) 32-21
2000 CFL 1st, West 12 5 1 Lost West Final (Lions) 37-23
2001 CFL 2nd, West 8 10 0 Won West Semi-Final (Lions) 28-19
Won West Final (Eskimos) 34-16
Won Grey Cup (Blue Bombers) 27-19
2002 CFL 5th, West 6 12 0
2003 CFL 5th, West 5 13 0
2004 CFL 5th, West 4 14 0
2005 CFL 2nd, West 11 7 0 Lost West Semi-Final (Eskimos) 33-26
2006 CFL 2nd, West 10 8 0 Lost West Semi-Final (Roughriders) 30-21
2007 CFL 3rd, West 7 10 1 Lost West Semi-Final (Roughriders) 26-24
2008 CFL 1st, West 13 5 0 Won West Final (Lions) 22-18
Won Grey Cup (Alouettes) 22-14
2009 CFL 2nd, West 10 7 1 Won West Semi-Final (Eskimos) 24-21
Lost West Final (Roughriders) 27-17
2010 CFL 1st, West 13 5 0 Lost West Final (Roughriders) 20-16
Regular Season Totals (1935-2010) 576 512 19
Playoff Totals (1935-2010) 44 50 2
Grey Cup Totals (1935-2010) 6 6


Grey Cup championshipsEdit

Year Winning team Score Losing team Title Location
1948 Calgary Stampeders 12–7 Ottawa Rough Riders 36th Grey Cup Varsity Stadium, Toronto
1971 Calgary Stampeders 14–11 Toronto Argonauts 59th Grey Cup Empire Stadium, Vancouver
1992 Calgary Stampeders 24–10 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 80th Grey Cup SkyDome, Toronto
1998 Calgary Stampeders 26–24 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 86th Grey Cup Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
2001 Calgary Stampeders 27–19 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 89th Grey Cup Olympic Stadium, Montreal
2008 Calgary Stampeders 22–14 Montreal Alouettes 96th Grey Cup Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Players of noteEdit

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Current rosterEdit

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ReferencesEdit

Jim Finks as 1960 interim coach: Toronto Globe and Mail, Saturday 20 August 1960, p. 21, "Calgary Coach Resigns".

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