Single Point Links in November 2009
Published on November 29, 2009 9:07 PM
There must be seven players on the line of scrimmage — 5 lineman and 2 ends. Failure to comply results in an illegal procedure - no end penalty. This penalty can also be caused by a player with an ineligible number taking an end position and not reporting to the referee prior to the play as found in Article 3 of Section 5 of the Scrimmage rule.
This is for all the enquiries over this rule.
Published on November 29, 2009 9:15 AM
Arash Madani asks some very good follow up questions of commissioner Mark Cohon on the issues in a video one-on-one.
Published on November 27, 2009 6:37 PM
With that out of the way, let's focus on the game and then see what shakes out in the off-season.
Published on November 23, 2009 7:56 PM
This is a 50% increase on Saturday (8 to 12 hours) and 66% increase on Sunday (3 to 5 hours). However, as I said last year, quantity does not guarantee quality, but it does show the CFL is back as a big sports property in this country.
Published on November 23, 2009 7:51 PM
Published on November 16, 2009 9:08 PM
Congratulations Ottawa on taking this step. The compromises of a review of every piece of the plan by a design panel and a proportional return on investment to both parties, both big sticking points for the opposition, seem reasonable and fair. Yet the opposition is not interested in a democratic compromise; their way or bust. Well, they busted.
Unfortunately, the debate will occur all over again in May before the CFL's franchise condition can be met with the final vote.
Published on November 12, 2009 7:21 PM
Great to see all the voices speaking out against this idea and especially these very visible three. There are ways to address the challenge, and coaches and GM's should face it rather than find an easy solution.
Published on November 11, 2009 1:57 PM
The Collective Agreement covers, among other things:
- the standard CFL player contract
- number of games and time between games
- training camp length, hours and pay; pre-season compensation
- All-Star game and CFLPA awards and golf tournament
- minimum compensation
- definition of a veteran player
- post-season compensation
- pension plan, medical and life insurance
- roster sizes, negotiations lists, disabled lists, retired lists and roster restrictions
- equalization and expansion drafts
- practice rosters
- CFLPA dues
- injury grievances
- travel allowance and moving expenses
- substance abuse policy
- miscellaneous benefits (tickets to home games) and rules
Of interest is Appendix "F", Notice to Player Being Placed on Nine Game Injury List, which clearly requires a player or player representative to sign the document to acknowledge receipt of the document.
Published on November 9, 2009 9:59 PM
Awesome news for Hamilton. This puts them one step closer to replacing the 80-year old Ivor-Wynne Stadium. Next up is finding private funding to push the 15,000-seat track and field stadium up to CFL standards. Here is hoping the Ti-Cats can move in by 2015.
Published on November 9, 2009 5:30 PM
When politicians at all levels of government want something and it involves something as prevalent to the province's psyche as the Roughriders are to Saskatchewan, it will get done no matter the cost.