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Published on May 5, 2013
Besides the co-existence of the Rough Riders and Roughriders, nothing creates more insecurity amongst Canadians than the single point in Canadian football. Despite the Rough Riders no longer existing, the "can't have two teams with the same name" claim is still trotted out even though other precedents exist (in the country where they require their much needed validation from). Just like there is no understanding of the history, reasoning, or parallels elsewhere on team names, the single point abolitionists hang their argument solely on "it rewards failure", blind to the facts around its purpose and spouting poor metaphors to prove their position. The latest is the recently published article by Scott Radley calling the continued existence of the single point a mistake. Now is the time to present a defence for the single point.
Published on April 27, 2013
All three sites received a new coat of paint today, getting their own logos, colour schemes and branding. (Refresh your browser if you are seeing funny things). This is part of our continued improvement at cfldb. There will be more changes and additions over the next weeks and months.
In addition to preparing the site for future backend improvements, there has been some error corrections with today's changes as well. Performance is improved on stats.cfldb and the many errors that appeared last year when the pre-CFL game data was added have been corrected.
I'm looking forward to a quicker and more stable site, additional features and data and a faster rollout of future changes in the coming months. As always, send me your feedback on issues or suggestions.
Published on April 17, 2013
On March 21, 2013 the CFL, TSN and RDS jointly announced the renewal of their exclusive broadcast agreement through the 2018 season begining in 2014. First reported by Dan Ralph of the Canadian Press and published by the Winnipeg Free Press followed by papers across the land (Regina, Ottawa, Calgary, Toronto/Winnipeg Toronto, Vancouver and the Globe and Mail) the news was welcome and not unexpected. Since becoming the exclusive rights holder in 2008 and exercising its option for the 2013 season, it was presumed that the CFL would continue its relationship with the Bell Media family.
Published on April 13, 2013
I have made it no secret that a large amount of the traffic at cfldb ends up on the Compensation FAQ. Examining the traffic to this section I can see the primary audience is US players evaluating the CFL as an option, especially in the first half of the year when graduating college players are evaluating their options. Next in number are Canadians running the gamut of naiveté, curiosity, looking for proof to settle an argument and any other reason you can think of.
Published on March 16, 2013
Note: See the Schedules page if you are looking for the 2013 CFL schedule.
The CFL released the 2013 schedule Mar. 5th. The latest release date in six or more years, 2013's schedule is also the most untraditional schedule in more than a decade.
Published on March 14, 2013
New this year on the schedules page are 2013 CFL Pocket Schedules. These printable schedules are meant as a handy pocket reference you can carry with you anywhere. Special thanks to our hard-working graphics designer for creating these.
Published on March 10, 2013
cfldb is pleased to publish the full 2013 CFL schedule and individual team home schedules in printable pdf and iCalendar format. Links to the schedules have been updated on the Schedules page. Now is the time to delete old subscriptions to previous iCal schedules or disable updates to reduce the load on our servers. Thank you for your cooperation.
Published on February 28, 2013
The 2013 CFL Congress provided positive news on a number of fronts, with the commissioner getting to talk up the league and possible initiatives. The delay in the schedule continued to be a topic on the forefront, but gets the appropriate amount of concern. As stated previously, it is expected, and I would much rather have scheduling delays due to stadium revitalization rather than franchise uncertainty.
Published on January 26, 2013
It started with a tweet response from Chris Cuthbert supporting Ottawa's use of the Rough Riders nickname. I enjoy this only because it is nice to see someone shoot down all the false arguments trotted out about the nicknames.
Published on January 20, 2013
At the start of a new year, indulge me as I reflect on 2012 at the cfldb family of sites.