Single Point Links posted in April 2009

CFL Draft Live Saturday, May 2

Published on April 28, 2009 9:58 PM

When I first saw this article, I missed the draft was being held Saturday, May 2. Big change to move it to the weekend and be televised on TSN once again.

Argos Do Grassroots Right

Published on April 26, 2009 5:04 PM

Being visible in communities like this will continue to build Argo support. The grassroots connection with fans and young people can work everywhere in Canada the same way it has had success for western franchises.

’Riders Still Hold Claim to Name

Published on April 26, 2009 4:59 PM

It is a little late now to start claiming ownership of the name after sharing it for 38 years. Prior to the CFL forming in 1958 the teams were members of separate rugby unions and hence any claims that “we had it first” are moot. If Saskatchewan as an organization tries to prevent the return of the Ottawa Rough Riders name, they are doing a disservice to over 100 years of tradition in Ottawa and the history of the CFL.

Bomber Sale Discounted

Published on April 22, 2009 7:29 PM

I had no idea the Bombers were sitting on such a large surplus and that offsetting the supposed $10 million franchise sale price does not look good. Anyone can do the math and see the buyer is only paying $5 million.

Bombers Post Profit

Published on April 21, 2009 6:52 PM

Full report can be found on the Blue Bomber site. Interesting to see CFL revenues jump half a million and a graph showing the last 5 years of league disbursements.

’Riders Approach Season Ticket Cap

Published on April 20, 2009 8:34 PM

The turnaround seems related to the economy and support for the regime after GM Roy Shivers and coach Danny Barrett were let go. Saskatchewan is a place where they vote with their wallets.

Argo Owners Angered Over Additional Bills Games

Published on April 19, 2009 1:30 PM

“That’s what upsets me as a Canadian, not a CFL owner, a Canadian.”

— David Cynamon

Phil Lind doesn’t see countries, communities and the fabric of Canadian society, he sees markets and discretionary income.

CFL Announces 2009 Retro Games

Published on April 8, 2009 7:04 PM

“Honouring our legacy is an important part of building our future.” - Mark Cohon. Celebrating the sixties in eleven games this year should provide a higher profile to this Retro promotion.

Winnipeg Moves Closer to New Stadium

Published on April 3, 2009 5:17 PM

All funding agreements are in place, all that remains is City Council approval on the sale of the existing stadium land and University of Manitoba Board of Governors approval on the lease of the land for the new stadium.