Articles posted in April 2013

New Coat of Paint

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 CFLdb Statistics 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.

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Regarding the 2013 Broadcast Agreement

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.

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On Compensation

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.

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