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1950 in Canadian football

Canadian Football News in 1950

The Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats merged to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Regina franchise officially changed their name to become the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday, April 1.

The WIFU allowed the third place team in the standings to be qualified for a playoff berth. The first professional playoff game was played at night under lights – Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos. The 38th Grey Cup, nicknamed "The Mud Bowl", was held at Toronto's Varsity Stadium with an attendance of 27,101.

Regular season

Final regular season standings

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points
Western Interprovincial Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 14 10 4 0 221 156 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 14 7 7 0 207 177 14
Edmonton Eskimos 14 7 7 0 201 197 14
Calgary Stampeders 14 4 10 0 152 251 8
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12 7 5 0 231 217 14
Toronto Argonauts 12 6 5 1 291 187 13
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