Single Point Links posted in July 2008

Leif Pettersen: 1950 - 2008

Published on July 31, 2008 7:05 PM

Leif was a great CFL commentator in his day. Outside of football he kept very busy with his investment career and other initiatives. Taken too soon for his contribution to society, I am saddened by his passing.

Tillman Fined for SMS comments

Published on July 31, 2008 6:55 PM

I did not hear the whole interview, but if that is all Tillman said, it is hardly fine-worthy. Open discussion about the weaknesses of a system will only lead to improving it.

Pass Interference Will Always Be Judgement Call

Published on July 20, 2008 2:59 PM

I don’t understand the need for an explanation on this. Pass interference (as with most penalties) is an official’s judgement call and will never be consistent from game-to-game or official-to-official. Anyone who thought instant replay or officiating improvements would change that was sadly mislead.

Correct Call Made

Published on July 13, 2008 1:38 PM

Television (TSN panel anyone) and print media along with Hamilton coach Charlie Taaffe seem to be trying to make the case for reviewing the fumble in field-of-play rule because it doesn’t reward the effort of the defensive team. This rule has been in place for likely 30-40 years, I see no need to mess with it now. A rule that favours the offence is not necessarily bad and I see no other consistent way to rule it. We certainly don’t need a touchback rule nor possession changing whenever a ball is punched out directly out of bounds.

Argos Have Taken First Step in Dealing with QB Crisis

Published on July 11, 2008 12:18 PM

I disagree. I believe the Argos will be forced to hang on to Bishop unless another team suffers two quarterback injuries. Even then Bishop would be a desperation band-aid because he could not be expected to perform well when forced into a new offence. The other option is to release Bishop, but the Argos may want him as insurance not only in case of injury, but for any Ottawa expansion draft that requires them to leave a quarterback unprotected, the exact details of such is undetermined at this time, long shot as that is for 2009.

Bishop on Waivers?

Published on July 9, 2008 10:38 PM

The Argos signed Bishop to a contract extension on the same day they trade for Joseph in the off-season. Now they are looking for takers in a trade to unload his salary and solve their QB controversy. I can’t see anyone willing to trade players for Bishop’s salary, unless faced with a QB out for the long term and even then Bishop would not be able to step in anywhere immediately.

Argo Owner “Sick” About Team’s Performance

Published on July 6, 2008 3:18 PM

Seems rare to hear these types of comments from a professional sports owner, maybe because corporate sports owners are only interested in the balance sheet. Winning may be desired, but not critical when you sell a brand over results. Nothing to cheer about in 40 years? No matter if the seats are all full.