Single Point Links posted in May 2012

Blue Bombers Pass Last Year's Season Ticket Record

Published on May 26, 2012 6:50 PM

The Blue Bombers are a hot commodity among fans and corporate sponsors. The new stadium certainly brings a lot of interest and delays in moving in really don’t leave fans with an option (only want to attend games in the new stadium? Well, get on a waiting list for next year).

As long as the interest isn’t a flash in the pan and doesn’t disappear with the teams’ fortunes, they will be on solid ground for a long time.

Re-creating the 1948 Grey Cup Train

Published on May 25, 2012 10:42 AM

Not just for Calgarians, most fans can enjoy this unique way of getting to the 100th Grey Cup.

Update: The Star has broken the link above, so here is another article and info on the package from Dash Tours.

Dave Mann: 1932-1979

Published on May 24, 2012 9:03 PM

Steve Simmons has a wonderful obituary for a man who excelled at many positions on and off the field. In todays world of specialized automatons and characterless athletes, these are welcome memories.

Our condolences go out to the Mann family.

Argo Admirals Take to Internet Seas

Published on May 22, 2012 10:57 PM

Sounds like a great way for young fans to get inside access to the Argonauts. Unfortunately, I won’t create Twitter and Facebook accounts just to add to their and other CFL accounts follower numbers, but there are plenty of others to reach out there.

Q&A With Mark Cohon

Published on May 21, 2012 1:45 PM

Mark Cohon sits down with Bob Mitchell for 15 questions on a wide range of topics. No surprises here, but a reinforcement of the issues for the armchair critics out there.

Life After Football Requires Preparation

Published on May 21, 2012 1:30 PM

A run down of what some of the former CFL players in the BC Lower Mainland are up to including Gerald Roper and Ian Sinclair, Bobby Singh, Javy Glatt, Brent Johnson, Will Loftus and Davis Sanchez.

The same traits that help non-athletes get through life also help athletes. Preparation, proper expectations, work ethic and finding what you enjoy. Notice entitlement wasn’t listed.

East Takes Third Straight CIS East-West Bowl

Published on May 13, 2012 3:38 PM

The real story isn’t the result from this exhibition of next year’s draft prospects, but the CFL‘s commitment to the game in both the financial and coaching aspects. Over time, additional attention paid to university and high school athletes will produce better athletes and grow the game.

New Jerseys Unveiled

Published on May 6, 2012 3:33 PM

Late, but for posterity, here are some links on last week’s re-engineered jersey announcements. On the Ti-Cats, Blue Bombers, Argonauts, East reviews and photos of them all.

Open Air Stadium Proposed by Regina

Published on May 4, 2012 11:30 PM

Now a more reasonable stadium proposal cost of about $280 million, this has a much greater chance of being done. Not without its vocal detractors from both sides, I think the majority will be surprised with the comfort level of a sunken, bowled design and covered spectators.

TSN Announces 100th Grey Cup Documentaries

Published on May 4, 2012 8:56 PM

I’m disappointed there aren’t 10, but am looking forward to The Photograph, Mavericks, The Chuck Ealey Story, Grey Cup 1969 and the FLQ and the rest.

Regina Releases Funding Details

Published on May 1, 2012 11:34 PM

In an overall $1 billion project, it appears the province, city and feds will pick up roughly 33% of the cost with private parties picking up the majority. But if I read correctly, the province and city contribution goes mostly towards the stadium, meaning the private partners are only contributing towards land development around the new and old sites. Besides the Roughriders, there does not appear to be any private partnership on the stadium. More to be released on Friday.