CFL Week 16

Highlights from around the Canadian Football League in Week 16.

Dunk fail injures high school student

A teenager required stitches after a brutal fail by a former CFL player in a fundraiser game. Source: Instagram, JR/Natey Adjei

Dunk fail injures high school student

A teenager required stitches after a brutal fail by a former CFL player in a fundraiser game. Source: Instagram, JR/Natey Adjei

The Best NFL Touchdown Celebrations of 2017

If there’s one thing the NFL got right in 2017, it was letting the players finally have fun again. Thanks to the relaxation of the league’s rules, players were allowed to celebrate touchdowns using the ball as a prop or in group demonstrations, giving rise to an incredibly creative array of dances, bits and jokes all season long. There are still a few weeks left in the season, but as the year closes, let’s revisit the 10 best celebrations of 2017.

Eagles' walkoff home run

Going, going, gone: This celebration is a real, well, home run.

Vikings “Duck Duck Goose”

Or as they call it in Minnesota, “Duck Duck Gray Duck.” But this is a great one no matter what you call it.

Le’Veon Bell bench press

Bell totally lifts, bro.

Chiefs potato sack race

Travis Kelce’s joy at winning this “race” is what makes it great.

Eagles bowling

This would’ve been even better if the Eagles had set up a 7-10 split or something.

Texans relay race

If someone had done the Usain Bolt celebration at the end, this would’ve been the year’s best.

Steelers wrestling pin

I’m honestly amazed we don’t get more wrestling-related celebrations. Looking at you, Rob Gronkowski.

Packers bobsled

In which Green Bay feels the rhythm and the rhyme.

Vikings leap frog

Minnesota’s really good at this whole “celebrating touchdowns with kids’ games” thing.

Eagles electric slide

Okay, this isn’t a touchdown celebration, and the interception that prompted the dancing was ultimately overturned. But still: This is a remarkable and hilarious display of incredible disrespect that I couldn’t leave off this list, score or no score.

BONUS: CFL team limbos

Sure, they're not an NFL team, but the Ottawa Redblacks make this list because of just how good and creative this celebration was. Shouts to Canada.

Steinberg’s MMQB: Patience should pay off for Claybrooks

DeVone Claybrooks will have to wait for his first opportunity to be a head coach, something CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg says could pay off for him in the big picture.

Steinberg’s MMQB: Patience should pay off for Claybrooks

DeVone Claybrooks will have to wait for his first opportunity to be a head coach, something CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg says could pay off for him in the big picture.

Steinberg’s MMQB: Patience should pay off for Claybrooks

DeVone Claybrooks will have to wait for his first opportunity to be a head coach, something CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg says could pay off for him in the big picture.

Steinberg’s MMQB: Patience should pay off for Claybrooks

DeVone Claybrooks will have to wait for his first opportunity to be a head coach, something CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg says could pay off for him in the big picture.

Steinberg’s MMQB: Patience should pay off for Claybrooks

DeVone Claybrooks will have to wait for his first opportunity to be a head coach, something CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg says could pay off for him in the big picture.

June Jones thinks Johnny Manziel could be best CFL player ever

Stand down, Doug Flutie. Take a break, George Reed. Just give it up, Jackie Parker. A new king of the CFL could be coming. Maybe. Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach June Jones, who has signed a three-year deal after completing his stint as the interim coach, believes that quarterback Johnny Manziel could end up being historically great [ more]

June Jones thinks Johnny Manziel could be best CFL player ever

Stand down, Doug Flutie. Take a break, George Reed. Just give it up, Jackie Parker. A new king of the CFL could be coming. Maybe. Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach June Jones, who has signed a three-year deal after completing his stint as the interim coach, believes that quarterback Johnny Manziel could end up being historically great [ more]

FILE PHOTO: NFL and CFL football star Warren Moon speaks during a "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame" inductees news conference in Toronto

FILE PHOTO: NFL and CFL football star Warren Moon speaks during a "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame' inductees news conference in Toronto November 3, 2009. REUTERS/ Mike Cassese/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: NFL and CFL football star Warren Moon speaks during a "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame" inductees news conference in Toronto

FILE PHOTO: NFL and CFL football star Warren Moon speaks during a "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame' inductees news conference in Toronto November 3, 2009. REUTERS/ Mike Cassese/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: NFL and CFL football star Warren Moon speaks during a "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame" inductees news conference in Toronto

FILE PHOTO: NFL and CFL football star Warren Moon speaks during a "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame' inductees news conference in Toronto November 3, 2009. REUTERS/ Mike Cassese/File Photo

CFL legend sued for sexual harassment

Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against CFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon

Eskimos QB Reilly named to CFL all-star team after winning MVP award

Steinberg’s MMQB: The free agency trend continues

The free agent list is out and for the fourth straight year it's a star-studded group. CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg offers his first take in this week's Monday Morning Quarterback.

Steinberg’s MMQB: The free agency trend continues

The free agent list is out and for the fourth straight year it's a star-studded group. CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg offers his first take in this week's Monday Morning Quarterback.

Steinberg’s MMQB: The free agency trend continues

The free agent list is out and for the fourth straight year it's a star-studded group. CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg offers his first take in this week's Monday Morning Quarterback.

Steinberg’s MMQB: The free agency trend continues

The free agent list is out and for the fourth straight year it's a star-studded group. CFL.ca's Pat Steinberg offers his first take in this week's Monday Morning Quarterback.

The transition has begun in BC but how will it unfold?

CFL.ca's Jim Morris breaks down a busy day in Vancouver where the Lions shook up the front office and effectively began to usher in a new era of BC football.

The transition has begun in BC but how will it unfold?

CFL.ca's Jim Morris breaks down a busy day in Vancouver where the Lions shook up the front office and effectively began to usher in a new era of BC football.

Tidal wave of blue spreads across Nathan Phillips Square for Argos Grey Cup celebration

Tue, Nov 28: CFL fans congregated at Nathan Phillips Square Tuesday to say thank you and watch their Toronto Argonauts hoist the holy grail of Canadian football. Shallima Maharaj reports.

Tidal wave of blue spreads across Nathan Phillips Square for Argos Grey Cup celebration

Tue, Nov 28: CFL fans congregated at Nathan Phillips Square Tuesday to say thank you and watch their Toronto Argonauts hoist the holy grail of Canadian football. Shallima Maharaj reports.

Tidal wave of blue spreads across Nathan Phillips Square for Argos Grey Cup celebration

Tue, Nov 28: CFL fans congregated at Nathan Phillips Square Tuesday to say thank you and watch their Toronto Argonauts hoist the holy grail of Canadian football. Shallima Maharaj reports.

Argos celebrate improbable CFL championship win at rally in Toronto

Argos celebrate improbable CFL championship win at rally in Toronto

Shania Twain performs during the halftime show of a CFL football game in the Grey Cup between the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders in the Grey Cup in Ottawa on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Shania Twain arrives to halftime show on a dogsled in a blizzard because, well, she's Shania

Shania Twain knows how to make an entrance, even during the most inclement performance conditions. 

She rolled up to her halftime performance at the Canadian Football League's championship game— the Grey Cup—during a blizzard. Shania rocked up to the snow-covered stadium in Ottawa in a mode of transport befitting the weather conditions—a dogsled. And, you know what? That does impress me much. 

But, Shania didn't cower under an umbrella or an anorak. She was resplendent in a pink glitter catsuit and red fur jacket.

.@ShaniaTwain just entered the #GreyCup halftime show on a dogsled. Tune in to @CFLonTSN now to catch the show! pic.twitter.com/JOcgFzox3X

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 27, 2017

Oh. My. God. 

Oh, and just when things couldn't get more Canadian, Shania finished by singing the line "I feel like a Canadian, oh yah." 

The CFL hailed Shania's halftime show the most Canadian ever. So, I guess that's something. 

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show Ever?

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show EVER!@ShaniaTwain crushed it! ➡️ https://t.co/pN2Ks62iMu pic.twitter.com/9NB5A5e3uy

— CFL (@CFL) November 27, 2017

Yes, Shania, we get it, you're Canadian. 

Shania Twain arrives to halftime show on a dogsled in a blizzard because, well, she's Shania

Shania Twain knows how to make an entrance, even during the most inclement performance conditions. 

She rolled up to her halftime performance at the Canadian Football League's championship game— the Grey Cup—during a blizzard. Shania rocked up to the snow-covered stadium in Ottawa in a mode of transport befitting the weather conditions—a dogsled. And, you know what? That does impress me much. 

But, Shania didn't cower under an umbrella or an anorak. She was resplendent in a pink glitter catsuit and red fur jacket.

.@ShaniaTwain just entered the #GreyCup halftime show on a dogsled. Tune in to @CFLonTSN now to catch the show! pic.twitter.com/JOcgFzox3X

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 27, 2017

Oh. My. God. 

Oh, and just when things couldn't get more Canadian, Shania finished by singing the line "I feel like a Canadian, oh yah." 

The CFL hailed Shania's halftime show the most Canadian ever. So, I guess that's something. 

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show Ever?

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show EVER!@ShaniaTwain crushed it! ➡️ https://t.co/pN2Ks62iMu pic.twitter.com/9NB5A5e3uy

— CFL (@CFL) November 27, 2017

Yes, Shania, we get it, you're Canadian. 

Shania Twain arrives to halftime show on a dogsled in a blizzard because, well, she's Shania

Shania Twain knows how to make an entrance, even during the most inclement performance conditions. 

She rolled up to her halftime performance at the Canadian Football League's championship game— the Grey Cup—during a blizzard. Shania rocked up to the snow-covered stadium in Ottawa in a mode of transport befitting the weather conditions—a dogsled. And, you know what? That does impress me much. 

But, Shania didn't cower under an umbrella or an anorak. She was resplendent in a pink glitter catsuit and red fur jacket.

.@ShaniaTwain just entered the #GreyCup halftime show on a dogsled. Tune in to @CFLonTSN now to catch the show! pic.twitter.com/JOcgFzox3X

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 27, 2017

Oh. My. God. 

Oh, and just when things couldn't get more Canadian, Shania finished by singing the line "I feel like a Canadian, oh yah." 

The CFL hailed Shania's halftime show the most Canadian ever. So, I guess that's something. 

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show Ever?

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show EVER!@ShaniaTwain crushed it! ➡️ https://t.co/pN2Ks62iMu pic.twitter.com/9NB5A5e3uy

— CFL (@CFL) November 27, 2017

Yes, Shania, we get it, you're Canadian. 

Shania Twain arrives to halftime show on a dogsled in a blizzard because, well, she's Shania

Shania Twain knows how to make an entrance, even during the most inclement performance conditions. 

She rolled up to her halftime performance at the Canadian Football League's championship game— the Grey Cup—during a blizzard. Shania rocked up to the snow-covered stadium in Ottawa in a mode of transport befitting the weather conditions—a dogsled. And, you know what? That does impress me much. 

But, Shania didn't cower under an umbrella or an anorak. She was resplendent in a pink glitter catsuit and red fur jacket.

.@ShaniaTwain just entered the #GreyCup halftime show on a dogsled. Tune in to @CFLonTSN now to catch the show! pic.twitter.com/JOcgFzox3X

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 27, 2017

Oh. My. God. 

Oh, and just when things couldn't get more Canadian, Shania finished by singing the line "I feel like a Canadian, oh yah." 

The CFL hailed Shania's halftime show the most Canadian ever. So, I guess that's something. 

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show Ever?

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show EVER!@ShaniaTwain crushed it! ➡️ https://t.co/pN2Ks62iMu pic.twitter.com/9NB5A5e3uy

— CFL (@CFL) November 27, 2017

Yes, Shania, we get it, you're Canadian. 

Shania Twain arrives to halftime show on a dogsled in a blizzard because, well, she's Shania

Shania Twain knows how to make an entrance, even during the most inclement performance conditions. 

She rolled up to her halftime performance at the Canadian Football League's championship game— the Grey Cup—during a blizzard. Shania rocked up to the snow-covered stadium in Ottawa in a mode of transport befitting the weather conditions—a dogsled. And, you know what? That does impress me much. 

But, Shania didn't cower under an umbrella or an anorak. She was resplendent in a pink glitter catsuit and red fur jacket.

.@ShaniaTwain just entered the #GreyCup halftime show on a dogsled. Tune in to @CFLonTSN now to catch the show! pic.twitter.com/JOcgFzox3X

— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 27, 2017

Oh. My. God. 

Oh, and just when things couldn't get more Canadian, Shania finished by singing the line "I feel like a Canadian, oh yah." 

The CFL hailed Shania's halftime show the most Canadian ever. So, I guess that's something. 

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show Ever?

Most 🇨🇦 #GreyCup Halftime Show EVER!@ShaniaTwain crushed it! ➡️ https://t.co/pN2Ks62iMu pic.twitter.com/9NB5A5e3uy

— CFL (@CFL) November 27, 2017

Yes, Shania, we get it, you're Canadian. 

Calgary Stampeders running back Jerome Messam (33) is tackled by Toronto Argonauts linebacker Terrance Plummer (47) as he scores a touchdown during the first half of a CFL football game in the Grey Cup in Ottawa on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (19) is hit by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Qudarius Ford (21) during the first half of a CFL football game in the Grey Cup in Ottawa on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (19) passes against the Toronto Argonauts during the second half of a CFL football game in the Grey Cup in Ottawa on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jermaine Gabriel (5), linebacker Marcus Ball (6) and defensive back Qudarius Ford (21) tackle Calgary Stampeders running back Roy Finch (14) in the snow during second-half CFL football game action in the Grey Cup, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Ottawa. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toronto Argonauts' Shawn Lemon blocks a pass thrown by Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell during the second half of a CFL football game in the Grey Cup in Ottawa on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toronto Argonauts kicker Lirim Hajrullahu (70) celebrates his field goal with quarterback Cody Fajardo (17), far left, as Calgary Stampeders defensive back Patrick Levels (3) looks on during the second half of a CFL football game in the Grey Cup in Ottawa on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. The Argonauts won, 27-24. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray, second from left, celebrates with teammates after defeating the Calgary Stampeders in a CFL football game of the Grey Cup in Ottawa on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. The Argonauts won, 27-24. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)