Published on October 31, 2012 9:23 PM
In case you missed it on news stands, Canadian Geographic is celebrating the 100th Grey Cup in its October issue, so pick up a copy if you are interested.
Published on October 28, 2012 9:11 PM
An extended festival, plenty of high profile sites and events and activities for everyone.
Published on October 28, 2012 9:04 PM
It will be exciting to see the stadium transform into the gem that is planned.
Published on October 28, 2012 1:10 PM
It started with a social push but is now getting mainstream media attention. It may get public support because of its higher profile and shows the potential in design options, whereas other options will be a name on the page. That is unfortunate, because the sales job is more about getting selected for the prestige/work than worrying about historical inaccuracies.
The name selected should sound like it has been around for 100 years and I don’t think Highlanders does that for an Ottawa football team. The military has a history with Scottish/Highlander regiments, but there is not connection in Canada or football for such a name. Also, though it requires no translation, I don’t see it resonating with francophones.
Published on October 27, 2012 5:51 PM
Connecting with the lost youth.
Published on October 25, 2012 11:40 PM
I foresee a similar divisive debate occurring in Regina over the next year as the design and funding for the agreement in place is finalized.
Published on October 17, 2012 7:51 PM
Nice to see the name and logo repatriated, and the question surrounding Horn Chen’s ownership and the expiry of the trade-mark cleared up. (Sorry about the Citizen timed/article limit paywall. I will post another source if I find one.)
Published on October 16, 2012 11:43 PM
Go knock yourself out.
Published on October 15, 2012 10:21 PM
A nice mini-site covering the 100 Grey Cups, with a wealth of information on each game, it will serve as a nice resource for everyone and especially those not able to see the Grey Cup Train Tour. Nicely done.
Published on October 15, 2012 10:16 PM
Chris Schultz makes a good point about the success of football in Ottawa will relate to capturing new fans and fans that have been away for a long time with education on the game. We try to help this process here at CFLdb, not only for Ottawa, but for people across the country that are discovering Canadian football. Everyone can get involved, teaching the basics of the game, answering questions, taking kids outside to teach the fundamentals and bringing someone to their first game.
Also, pictures of the construction on the Lansdowne site.
Published on October 15, 2012 10:09 PM
Athletes can never be satisfied playing in the conditions given. Technology is always a way to get one up previous generations. At least there isn’t the down side like with composite hockey sticks.
Update: Alternative sources to article as the original link is dead.
Published on October 14, 2012 11:01 PM
There is no time to waste.
Published on October 14, 2012 10:58 PM
It is hard to understand when the Ottawa stamp could have fit in nicely in a 10 stamp book. If this had anything to do with licensing rights, the CFL should let everyone know instead of letting people believe it is a snub.
Published on October 14, 2012 10:53 PM
Few people can have such candor about their mistakes when they are vilified and made the punchline for jokes by others who weren’t there. Perhaps his biggest failure was communication, amongst staff and with the media about what the plan was, but also making rushed decisions without any thought as to how they should be presented.
Anyway, I think this proves father and son were neither the devil or idiots, just people ill equipped to run a sports franchise, and I’ve seen many people like that. Lonie was definitely young, immature and overconfident. However, wanting to act quickly to turn things around without a focused and cohesive plan and doing it are different things.
On another note, this claim, if true, is certainly interesting.
Published on October 14, 2012 8:43 PM
Over at CFLdb Razzle Dazzle there is a new Dazzle infographic, a Canadian Football Timeline following the teams, unions and leagues from their formation to today’s CFL. Go check it out and let me know what you think.
Published on October 13, 2012 2:36 PM
The conditional franchise moniker is lifted so it is time for another reminder. If the word “conditional” has been holding you back, it is time to put down your $25/seat ticket reservations to get in the queue for Ottawa season ticket selection. At 22,500 seats, you don’t want to wait and be disappointed come 2014.
Note: The Ottawa 67’s page is not updated yet, but be assured the franchise is no longer conditional. The actual return date will be finalized next year as the stadium construction progress is reviewed, but 2014 is highly probable.
Update: Get your $25 deposit down now for seat selection begins in September 2013.
Published on October 12, 2012 1:50 PM
If you missed this like I did, TSN has a 100th Grey Cup section on their site with info on their Engraved on a Nation documentaries, the Grey Cup games and other tidbits. Nicely done.
Published on October 8, 2012 8:30 PM
Missed an episode? Want a copy for posterity? Don’t want to sit through the commercials? You can buy a season pass on Engraved on a Nation on iTunes and get every episode as they are released.
Published on October 2, 2012 8:14 PM
They want the names of signed on retailers that are unique. When one is unveiled, it, along with the other known parties, are criticized for being “elitist”. Good luck finding that unique retailer to Ottawa with the lowest prices and appeal to all demographics, because what this neighbourhood needs is the missing Wal-Mart-like chain that doesn’t have a presence in Ottawa.
Published on October 1, 2012 7:28 PM
It is Oct. 1st, so it is time to set your PVRs, clear your schedule and make sure you are ready for the 8 episodes of Engraved on a Nation. The first episode airs Monday, Oct. 8th at 7:30 PM ET immediately following the Thanksgiving double-header. The remainder air Thursdays or Fridays for the next seven weeks. There will be rebroadcasts, but I recommend you do not miss them the first time.