Single Point Links posted in June 2011

TSN Packs Kick-off Week With CFL Coverage

Published on June 25, 2011 2:38 PM

Starting Monday, June 27th, with Huddle For Haiti and Duane Forde’s Canadians followed by a new Top 50 CFL Players, Journey to the Grey Cup: The 2010 Montreal Alouettes and the 2011 CFL Season Preview show on Tuesday, June 28th. Of course there is 12+ hours of game coverage on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Then don’t forget, following Sunday, July 3rd’s game, The Extra Yard: Inside the 2011 Argos premiers on TSN.

2011 NFL Network Deal Announced

Published on June 21, 2011 8:32 PM

Two games a week (38 games) plus the option for additional regular season games, the playoffs and the Grey Cup. Additional games very dependent on the status of the NFL season due to the current labour dispute.

With over 2.5 times the number of games as last season, this should make many CFL fans in the US happy.

OSEG Adds NASL Franchise for Ottawa

Published on June 20, 2011 11:43 PM

Today Ottawa Sports and Entertainment officially announced a professional soccer franchise for Ottawa will play at Lansdowne Park starting in 2013 or 2014. This is largely the work of the newest OSEG member, John Pugh.

Record 2010 Profit for ‘Riders

Published on June 20, 2011 1:04 PM

As announced earlier, the Saskatchewan Roughrider’s annual general meeting confirmed record revenue and profit (along with increased expenses. The result of the team’s 100th anniversary celebrations, approximately 10% of the profit will establish a Centennial Legacy Fund for amateur football projects in the province.

Argos Focus of Four-Part Documentary

Published on June 11, 2011 7:41 PM

From Thursday, this announcement is another indication of the steepness of the curve the CFL is on in terms of increase of coverage, all thanks to an upswing in popularity along with the insatiable need for content.

It would be nice to see the series extended to six episodes if the Argos are headed for a playoff showdown come September.

TSN Training Camp Preview Show

Published on June 3, 2011 7:33 PM

Sunday, June 5th, 2011 at 5 pm ET a 60-minute show on CFL training camps. If this is in addition to the regular season preview shows like last year, the amount of coverage growth of the CFL the past few years is amazing.