Single Point Links posted in February 2010

Signed or Not?

Published on February 27, 2010 11:28 AM

I wanted to link to this article from Tuesday that confused me. First, reporter Con Griwkowski states:

At the team’s annual general meeting Tuesday, Maciocia said he had several new players under contract. He’s reserving the right to keep their identities a secret right now, but chances are good one of them will be another defensive-line stud.

Then he quotes Maciocia:

β€œI’d say he’s extremely interesting,” said Maciocia. β€œHe’s somebody we’ve pursued for a long, long time. It would sort of make my day if we’d signed him.”

He initially refers to this “stud” as part of the group of “new players under contract”. Then Maciocia says it would make his day if the Esks signed him. He is either signed and under contract or not and it seems like the reporter here doesn’t understand that. Maybe it got lost at the editor’s desk, but this is part of the reason print is losing readers — you can’t make any sense of what is printed.

Esks Post 2009 Profit

Published on February 24, 2010 7:20 PM

A profit of just over $400,000 and almost million dollar turn around from last year. Held expenses in check and were under the salary cap by $30,000.

New Ownership for Argos

Published on February 9, 2010 10:38 PM

Kind word for outgoing owners David Cynamon and Howard Sokolowski and incoming owner David Braley. Unfortunate optics for the league, but addressed very well by the commissioner. I believe Braley is the right person, right time versus continuing with the previous owners while searching for another alternative.

Oh, and the Argos hired Jim Barker as their head coach.

This Day in History: Argos-Esks Swap 16 Players

Published on February 2, 2010 8:49 PM

I question the math (Jan. 28, 1993 is 17 years and 5 days ago), but it is great to see these reflections on the past and video footage too. I remember watching that lead-in to the early Sportsdesk on TSN.

Canadian Football HOF Announces 2010 Inductees

Published on February 2, 2010 7:44 PM

A good class this year; the site of the Hall of Fame Game and induction ceremony to be announced, but Montreal makes sense to me.

CFL Releases 2010 Schedule

Published on February 1, 2010 6:30 PM

The 2010 CFL schedule is out, the earliest ever in memory, featuring a Grey Cup rematch Canada Day kickoff and Touchdown Atlantic, the Sept. 26 Argos-Esks tilt in Moncton, NB.