Articles posted in July 2010

Rulebook Updated to 2010 Version

Published on July 17, 2010

CFLdb is happy to announce that the Official Playing Rules for the Canadian Football League 2010 are now available in our searchable permalink format.

I was going to write an apologetic post about the update being late, but I checked and this release is actually earlier than last year’s update. I was checking the CFL‘s fan publication page the past few weeks for the release of the new version, forgoing a check on the PDF page home. In typical CFL fashion, the new rulebook is not ready at season start and its visibility when ready is lacking. I only stumbled on it this morning and worked to get the new version published today.

Hamilton Leans Towards New Site

Published on July 9, 2010

On Wednesday Hamilton city council agreed to defer a decision on the Pan-Am Stadium location until August 12 while the East Mountain location raised in the facilitator’s report is investigated. (The debate as it happened.) While some councillors have been swayed enough by the Tiger-Cat commitment to endorse the East Mountain location, the mayor and others are not ready to abandon the West Harbour plan just yet.

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Pan-Am Facilitator Report Recommends New Site

Published on July 6, 2010

The report from Michael Fenn, facilitator between the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats over the Pan-Am Stadium location, recommends an East Mountain site for the stadium. The recommendation in the leaked draft report suggests the city should continue with land acquisition at the West Harbour and East Mountain sites while details are worked out over the next seven weeks on the ultimate configuration of both sites. Not waiting for the final report to be presented to Hamilton council, Ti-Cats owner Bob Young responded quickly with a open letter to the necessary parties with an outline of his commitment for a stadium at the new site.

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CFL Drug Testing Policy a Leap Ahead

Published on July 4, 2010

The CFL introduced a performance enhancing drug testing policy with the CBA signed in June and it has received mostly praise with identification of policy components that differ from other league policies. Some have chosen to attack the whole policy as falling short and another failure of the CFL head office. I’ll debate these arguments from those who expect the ideal and can never be satisfied. This policy is a leap ahead for the CFL and provides an environment for changes to increase its “teeth” in the future.

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