06/30/2012 01:44 EDT | Updated 08/29/2012 05:12 EDT

In case you missed it, including CFL season starts with a bang

The 2012 CFL regular season opened on Friday night and B.C. Lions wideout Geroy Simon etched his name in the history books. Elsewhere, Canadian athletes punched their tickets to the London 2012 Olympics at the Canadian Track & Field Trials in Calgary. All of that, plus more in case you missed it.

1. While the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' 43-16 season-opening loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders is in the books, CFL contributor Malcolm Kelly writes the real history can be found in Hamilton's Ivor Wynne Stadium. And after the Lions' heroic effort and Simon's big night, Kelly's predictions for the 2012 CFL West Division have started off on the right foot. See which teams he thinks will come out of the East.

2. CBC's coverage of the Canadian Track & Field Trials in Calgary continued as the Warner brothers displayed their sprinting prowess with their top-2 finish in the men's 100-metres. Phylicia George took home the women's 100m title, and three others cemented their spots in the Olympics in the 1500. For a complete video recap of our the day's action, click here.

3. The NHL's silly season starts on Sunday, July 1 as free agency opens and teams compete to try and lure the biggest fish in the proverbial pond. And as senior hockey writer Tim Wharnsby puts it, there are plenty of players to keep an eye on.