Single Point Links posted in September 2011

Vancouver Set to Unveil New BC Place

Published on September 28, 2011 11:58 PM

What can be the excuse to not go to a game now? Just don’t expect it to be named BC Place much longer.

McCain Speaks About Atlantic Franchise

Published on September 28, 2011 11:10 PM

Scott McCain, a business leader with some passionate views on banding the Atlantic provinces together in the pursuit of a CFL franchise, provides some valuable insight on the Maritime corporate environment. McCain’s views on this effort needing to be regional needed to be said, and his other comments indicate he has the passion, contacts and understanding of the community to lead the league’s advisory council in Atlantic Canada.

Friends File Appeal

Published on September 27, 2011 11:55 PM

Breaking new ground re-trying the case in appeal.

The Conservancy pre-hearing details have also be decided.

Double Blues To Boost Argos

Published on September 26, 2011 11:35 PM


Commissioner Discusses Moncton Future

Published on September 24, 2011 12:13 PM

Is it an enviable position for the commissioner to have to temper the excitement Touchdown Atlantic brings to the Maritimes about a permanent professional franchise? I think there are many across the country that think there isn’t a Atlantic CFL franchise for a single reason — because the league has refused to grant one.

1991 Grey Cup Champs Argo Reunion

Published on September 23, 2011 8:52 PM

If you haven’t looked at the stories coming out this week on the 1991 Grey Cup Champion 20 year reunion, then go now, it is worth a look. Especially of interest are the video roundtable (good to see Don Moen again) and a look at the advertising from the 1991 season.

See more of the 1991 team and reunion activities by taking in the game tomorrow or the luncheon Sunday.

Missed Episode 4 of The Extra Yard?

Published on September 23, 2011 8:42 PM

So did I. If you missed tonight’s airing at 7:30 PM ET you can catch it Oct. 2 at 1 AM ET.

CFL Announces Pink Week

Published on September 21, 2011 9:05 PM

Though I haven’t checked the reaction to this, I predict there are some using the opportunity to be negative to the league’s announcement because of last year’s league decision. I think this shows what is possible when players don’t provide just a week notice of interest in a cause. CFL Pink Oct. 21-22 will provide ample more opportunity to raise funds league wide than individuals trying to raise awareness alone.

Blue Bombers Begin Stadium Transition Process

Published on September 21, 2011 8:56 PM

Today the Blue Bombers introduced a 3D virtual view of the stadium for fans to review sight-lines and plans for season ticket holders to move their seats to the new stadium.

CFL Fans to Converge on Moncton

Published on September 19, 2011 9:27 PM

Touchdown Atlantic could become an annual success as the CFL‘s mid-season travel destination.

BC Place Renovations Provide Positive Outlook

Published on September 14, 2011 12:09 AM

Lots of if’s, primarily whether a retractable roof and other improvements will bring fans to the park, will determine how positive the return to BC Place will be. This leads to speculation on when Lions owner David Braley will sell the team to local interests and what the asking price could be.

Touchdown Atlantic Events Begin This Weekend

Published on September 7, 2011 9:05 PM

Moncton is ramping up to Sept. 25th with the Grey Cup, Jan Carinci, free stuff, a family BBQ and donuts. A handful of game tickets remain.

Episode 3 of The Extra Yard Tonight

Published on September 2, 2011 8:18 PM

Labour Day weekend gets boosted with the third episode of The Extra Yard: Inside the 2011 Argos tonight September 2, 2011 at 10:30 PM ET following the Lions/Argos game.

Update: If you missed it, the episode repeats Sunday, Sept. 4th at 2:30 PM ET, Sept. 9th at 7:30 PM ET and Sun. Sept. 11th at 1:00 AM ET.

New Hamilton Stadium Numbers Look Promising

Published on September 1, 2011 10:57 PM

Steve Milton queries Scott Mitchell on how a new but smaller stadium can cost less and make the Tiger-Cats profitable. The answer should calm the fears of season ticket holders and strike fear in those who rely on complimentary and contra tickets to attend games.

Hosting Ti-Cats Piques Interest

Published on September 1, 2011 10:48 PM

A Times & Transcript editorial encourages Moncton to go after a season’s worth of games as early as next year. Very respectful of the league indicating a seriousness to be a part of the CFL someday.

After this week’s speculative stories on possible home game locations, London also examines the possibility of serving as a temporary Hamilton home in 2013.