Single Point Links posted in November 2009

Illegal Procedure - No End

Published on November 29, 2009 10:07 PM

There must be seven players on the line of scrimmage — 5 lineman and 2 ends — at the snap of the ball. Failure to comply results in an illegal procedure — no end penalty. This penalty can also be caused by a player with an ineligible number taking an end position and not reporting to the referee prior to the play as found in Article 3 of Section 5 of the Scrimmage rule.

Illegal procedure in general is the rule that covers pre-snap violations by the offence. Illegal procedure by itself usually means an offensive lineman moved prior to the snap of the ball.

This is for all the enquiries over this rule.

Cohon on the Issues

Published on November 29, 2009 10:15 AM

Arash Madani asks some very good follow up questions of commissioner Mark Cohon on the issues in a video one-on-one.

State of the League 2009

Published on November 27, 2009 7:37 PM

With that out of the way, let’s focus on the game and then see what shakes out in the off-season.

TSN Creates 21 Hours of Grey Cup Coverage

Published on November 23, 2009 8:56 PM

This is a 50% increase on Saturday (8 to 12 hours) and 66% increase on Sunday (3 to 5 hours). However, as I said last year, quantity does not guarantee quality, but it does show the CFL is back as a big sports property in this country.

Canadians Take Coverage

Published on November 23, 2009 8:51 PM

The Canadian ratio (more coverage) takes the front seat after the ‘Rider performance yesterday. Hopefully, this can be put to bed soon.

Lansdowne Live Rounds Corner for Home

Published on November 16, 2009 10:08 PM

Congratulations Ottawa on taking this step. The compromises of a review of every piece of the plan by a design panel and a proportional return on investment to both parties, both big sticking points for the opposition, seem reasonable and fair. Yet the opposition is not interested in a democratic compromise; their way or bust. Well, they busted.

Unfortunately, the debate will occur all over again in May before the CFL‘s franchise condition can be met with the final vote.

Hands Off Canadians: CFL on TSN Panel

Published on November 12, 2009 8:21 PM

Great to see all the voices speaking out against this idea and especially these very visible three. There are ways to address the challenge, and coaches and GM’s should face it rather than find an easy solution.

Current CFL Collective Agreement

Published on November 11, 2009 2:57 PM

For reference for the last post and future articles on the Collective Bargaining Agreement, I have posted links to the past two CFL CBA‘s on the new CBA page.

The Collective Agreement covers, among other things:

  • the standard CFL player contract
  • arbitration
  • number of games and time between games
  • training camp length, hours and pay; pre-season compensation
  • All-Star game and CFLPA awards and golf tournament
  • minimum compensation
  • definition of a veteran player
  • post-season compensation
  • pension plan, medical and life insurance
  • roster sizes, negotiations lists, disabled lists, retired lists and roster restrictions
  • equalization and expansion drafts
  • practice rosters
  • CFLPA dues
  • fines
  • injury grievances
  • travel allowance and moving expenses
  • substance abuse policy
  • miscellaneous benefits (tickets to home games) and rules

Of interest is Appendix “F”, Notice to Player Being Placed on Nine Game Injury List, which clearly requires a player or player representative to sign the document to acknowledge receipt of the document.

Toronto-Hamilton Win Pan-Am Bid

Published on November 9, 2009 10:59 PM

Awesome news for Hamilton. This puts them one step closer to replacing the 80-year old Ivor-Wynne Stadium. Next up is finding private funding to push the 15,000-seat track and field stadium up to CFL standards. Here is hoping the Ti-Cats can move in by 2015.

Sask. Moves Closer to Dome Stadium

Published on November 9, 2009 6:30 PM

When politicians at all levels of government want something and it involves something as prevalent to the province’s psyche as the Roughriders are to Saskatchewan, it will get done no matter the cost.