Single Point Links posted in July 2012

Early CFL Numbers Up

Published on July 25, 2012 10:54 PM

This is the way the tireless Cohon changes the hearts and minds across this country, one preconceived notion at at time.

Greg Mohns: 1950-2012

Published on July 25, 2012 8:51 PM

It is a shock and a reminder of our humanity when people around you and those known to you can be gone so suddenly. CFLdb sends our thoughts and prayers to the Mohns family at this time.

Kulka’s Road Back

Published on July 23, 2012 11:47 PM

Tim Baines covers Glenn Kulka’s descent to the bottom and back again. Kulka’s work with students was linked to earlier. Baines also writes about Dexter Manley’s battles and road back in an article that resembles Kulka’s in some ways.

Mitchell Handed Two Game Suspension

Published on July 23, 2012 8:43 PM

Not saying this is over, but I hope it is.

Update: It’s not over.

Update: Now it is over.

Cohon Comments on McMahon Stadium

Published on July 21, 2012 12:13 AM

In his Calgary stop on his cross-country tour, commissioner Cohon handled the loaded question on McMahon Stadium well, explaining the reasons why Calgary needs to look at upgrading their stadium to keep up. Meanwhile, the citizens of Calgary wait for the rich to pay for it.

NBC Sports Network Partners With CFL

Published on July 20, 2012 11:17 AM

By the amount of traffic CFLdb receives searching for the US broadcast schedule this will be welcome news to many, though disappointing over the number of games picked up. Blame the London Olympics this year I think, which is taking up a lot of the networks’ capacity and need for content.

Johnson and Brown Find Activities After Football

Published on July 18, 2012 10:00 PM

Brent Johnson and Doug Brown, two guys that have filled the hole football left in their life with exactly what they knew they needed.

Johnson Helps Players Transition to Life After Football

Published on July 17, 2012 8:40 PM

A very truthful and honest reflection by Alondra Johnson, now in Gardena, California about his preparation for life after football and the consequences of pursuing his football dream. Every prospective CFL player should read this article and hear about other experiences of players in Canada.

That is not saying they should not come to Canada to play football. For everyone who comes north to play and doesn’t prepare, doesn’t understand it will end, there is someone who does, who is teased as being frugal, but walks away from the game with a plan and is successful for it. These are the same lessons many people outside of football need to learn as well, about saving, preparing for the future and untimely events.

Deal Complete for New Regina Stadium

Published on July 14, 2012 3:40 PM

As announced live to a national TV audience, construction is to start in 2013 with the 33,000 seat stadium opening in 2017. The funding gap is to be filled by a $100 million loan from the province to be repaid over 30 years from a $12 ticket surcharge on all events at the stadium.

A sweet deal for the Roughriders, who do not contribute anything except arranging naming rights and passing on ticket surcharges to their patrons. (As community owned, you may argue that is the only way they can contribute).

New Ivor Wynne Will be North-South

Published on July 6, 2012 1:04 PM

Very nice research and explanation of the changes, even if most people are still tight-lipped. Nice infographic too.

Argos '71 Team Reunion

Published on July 5, 2012 6:10 PM

If you get the opportunity, pull up a chair near these guys and listen. Some of the league’s most colourful characters will have plenty of tales to share I am sure.

It Reflects Us All

Published on July 1, 2012 7:21 PM

The new CFL video celebrating the Grey Cup, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland and featuring The Tragically Hip for music (”Gift Shop“ is available on Trouble At the Henhouse on iTunes).

A lot of Canadians could learn from this video.

Proulx Suffers Mild Heart Attack During Saturday’s Game

Published on July 1, 2012 7:06 PM

I wish Mr. Proulx a speedy recovery.