August 2019 Release Notes

Published on September 1, 2019 6:46 PM by dbo.

The August 2019 release notes for the CFLdb family of sites documents more data updates to the CFLdb Statistics site. Read on to learn more.

The following changes have been made to CFLdb Statistics since the last report:

  • Data: Added ORFU rosters for seasons from 1946-1951 (Thanks Mark!).
  • Data: Added/confirmed 1946 ORFU coaches provided by Mark. Discrepancy resulted in research indicating Bobby Porter was Balmy Beach Tip Tops coach in 1946. Other references indicate Bob Cosgrove and Don Mackenzie. Open to any corrections with evidence on this and additions or corrections to other ORFU coaches.
  • Data: Loaded 2019 roster player participation through Week 10.
  • Data: Updated 2019 schedule with ESPN broadcasts through end of Oct.
  • Data: Various other data updates (over 3,000 updates, additions and deletions this month).
  • Enhancement: Show team player participation link on ORFU team season pages when player roster is present.
  • Enhancement: Show playoff game description for pending playoff games instead of TBD @ TBD.
  • Enhancement: Added Contributor page to list top and all contributors and link from home page.
  • Enhancement: Show missed convert attempts in game scoring summary.
  • Enhancement: Check for game results earlier, resulting in score updates sooner when games finish in less than three hours.
  • Enhancement: Show Global player spots on team player participation page audit section for 2019.
  • Enhancement: Page enhancements for improved mobile experience for team pages, draft year pages and season schedule pages.
  • Bug: Fix bug affecting points off turnovers calculation.

Along with numerous other cosmetic, data, performance, administrative, or infrastructure related bug fixes and enhancements (62 commits this month).

Thanks to contributors Mark, Jason and Ravi this month.


The CFLdb Statistics design refresh continues. Things are going to break and change rapidly or slowly, depending on time available. Constructive feedback is appreciated.

ORFU Rosters

Mark Estep’s contribution of ORFU rosters has started. Mark has done a great job in compiling and sharing this data. Due to the obscure and incomplete nature of roster information, there is plenty information to fill in, including missing first names of some roster players, jersey numbers, and positions as well as providing corrections to the spelling of any player names which are incorrect. Biographical information (birthdate, place of birth, school, etc.) is also welcome, as this helps differentiate or associate players across seasons, teams and leagues.

Contributions, Corrections and Suggestions

Send all contributions, corrections and suggestions to me via methods found on the Contact page. All contributions are credited, with more prominent credit for the largest statistics contributors on the CFLdb Statistics contributor page. The contributor list will, therefore, reflect the true owners of the site, those that research, compile and contribute data and corrections.


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