We’ve got all the best bets on all the best markets for you at Spin Palace Sports, including Canadian Football! Learn a little more about this exciting sport with us here. American Football and Canadian Football do share common origins; in the early 1860s the game of Rugby Football was played in Canada, as an adaptation of English Rugby, and this evolved into Canadian Football. American Football developed in the United States in the same way. The only professional league for the sport is the Canadian Football League, or CFL, and the gridiron games are played on 110-yard by 65-yard fields with teams of 12 members a side. This means the CFL field is bigger than an American Football field, and the teams have an extra member.