Lou Ferrigno played in the CFL for two games

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Lou Ferrigno played in the CFL for two games

Post by Fran » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:59 pm

I doubt anyone even knew this.

http://www.timminspress.com/2011/04/28/ ... at-the-mac

Ferrigno said he played two games for the Argos before he was cut - an achievement in itself since he had never played the game.

"I had a great time but I didn't like the hitting. I came there to scrimmage and just play for the experience. I made a lot of good friends and had a good time."

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Post by preeths » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:48 pm

I have no record of him playing in the CFL, and our player participation numbers came directly from the league.

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Post by FootbalFan » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:38 pm

[quote=""preeths""]I have no record of him playing in the CFL, and our player participation numbers came directly from the league.[/quote]

Haven't found a shred of a clue about this either.

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Post by dmbishop » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:29 pm

0 for 3

I checked the Argos rosters for 72-76 and no Hulk.
Maybe he was there for a couple of camp scrimmages and he counted that as games?

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Post by FootbalFan » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:30 pm

[quote=""dmbishop""]0 for 3

I checked the Argos rosters for 72-76 and no Hulk.
Maybe he was there for a couple of camp scrimmages and he counted that as games?

Dave[/quote]

Did the same for 1974 to 1978. No sign of him. If that ever happened, wouldn't someone else have reported that?

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Post by FootbalFan » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:41 pm

How about THIS!

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No record of him playing a regular game. So maybe preseason.

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Post by preeths » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:22 pm

Interesting that he's the only guy in that photo without pads or a uniform on.

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Post by nksports » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:27 pm

[quote=""FootbalFan""]How about THIS!

Image

No record of him playing a regular game. So maybe preseason.[/quote]

Was facemasking legal in Canada back then?

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Post by preeths » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:13 pm

So the photo is from June 3, 1976. Here's the caption:
Lou Ferrigno (left); former Mr. Universe; watches would-be Argonaut teammates in scrimmage at CNE Stadium yesterday. Not wearing equipment because of injury; Ferrigno; who's never played football before; is looking on intently and undoubtedly is picking up some valuable tips. Total of 138 rookies have been working out daily. Holdoy from last year's team report tomorrow.
The 1976 CFL regular season opened July 20, so it is looking very much like this was a preseason stint.
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Post by FootbalFan » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:36 pm

[quote=""nksports""]Was facemasking legal in Canada back then?[/quote]

Nah! That guy probably got cut. ;)

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