Single Point Links posted in November 2012

Hats Off To Toronto

Published on November 27, 2012 8:08 PM

Excellent hosts, outstanding support, great coverage and a job well done. The bar has been set for Grey Cups in Toronto, will the next be able to meet or exceed the 100th?

Thousands Celebrate Argo Win

Published on November 27, 2012 8:00 PM

A team the city can get behind it seems.

The Fabric of a Nation

Published on November 26, 2012 7:38 PM

David Naylor and Matt Dunn’s video essay and Grey Cup video. I haven’t been able to figure out the artist/song yet. If you know where “do what you can do with what you got” is from, please let me know so we can give proper credit.

The music is The Constantines “Do What You Can Do” from their 2008 album Kensington Heights available on iTunes.

Update: Since TSN’s archive seems to be only about 6 months long, I’ve put the video up on CFLdb Razzle Dazzle.

Argos Grey Cup Parade on Tuesday

Published on November 26, 2012 11:03 AM

Everyone loves a parade. Though Rob Ford may not be celebrating.

How to Handle Being Taken Advantage Of

Published on November 25, 2012 12:48 PM

On an assignment purposely meant to be uncomfortable and possibly humbling, Emma Teitel provides a good, amusing piece on her experience. She may not become a football fan, but she gets through it with grace and humility.

2012 State of the League

Published on November 23, 2012 2:28 PM

No real news (a good thing from a bad news perspective, but no real new initiatives announced) but interesting comments on the Argos stadium situation. Interesting comment too about other teams helping out Hamilton next year as they are displaced from their home stadium. (More (paywall)).

Ti-Cats to Guelph in 2013

Published on November 20, 2012 6:46 PM

The Ti-Cats have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to host the team at Alumni Stadium for the 2013 season. Final logistical details need to be worked out in the weeks ahead before a formal commitment is made. Funny how from one announcement/press release the reporting of capacity can be all over the place.

CFL Whiz Kid

Published on November 20, 2012 6:37 PM

Kids can have an uncorrupted view on things. His arguments for the CFL are certainly more concrete and logical than one the same age arguing against. Though I must repeat time and time again, it is not an either-or situation. Supporting one does not preclude anyone from supporting the other.

No Referendum in Regina

Published on November 20, 2012 6:29 PM

Moving on to the next phase, hopefully the issues with the site and design can be addressed in the final detailed drawings.

Proudly Ours

Published on November 19, 2012 9:29 PM

Well said explanation of why the Grey Cup has been and is important to this country. Other nations may have revolutions to unite them, Canada has the annual Grey Cup game to dispel East-West aggression and bring the country together. And yes, we still need that, every year.

Rosedale Field Deserves a Visit

Published on November 19, 2012 9:21 PM

If you are in Toronto early this week, Rosedale Field deserves a visit to see the site of the first Grey Cup before going to the 100th. A plaque was erected earlier this year on site and a visit to the birthplace of the championship, still in use as an athletic field, can provide a connection to that game 100 years ago.

TSN Has 20 Hours of Weekend Grey Cup Coverage

Published on November 19, 2012 9:04 PM

Be careful, it can be mind-numbing if you don’t take a break every once and a while.

Mud Bowl Recreation Dirty Fun

Published on November 19, 2012 6:35 PM

The recreation of the 1950 Mud Bowl at Scarborough Academy for Technological, Environmental and Computer Education looks like a resounding success. The field will be re-sodded in the spring as a 100th Grey Cup legacy project.

Live reporting from Sportsnet, a report from the Globe and Mail (paywall), pictures including the reporters in action (paywall), stories from a ball cleaner and the MVP’s recollections (paywall) make up some of the coverage.

Mark Cohon Profile

Published on November 18, 2012 9:14 PM

Globe and Mail’s Report on Business does a profile piece on Mark Cohon, discussing his path to the job, the CFL‘s growth, his contract renewal and the 100th Grey Cup.

Steve Daniel Has Advanced CFL Game Stats

Published on November 18, 2012 11:47 AM

It may seem inconsequential to most, but the hours of work Steve Daniel has put into compiling the CFL historical stats into a consistent, accessible state and now modernizing the game stats recording process has provided a professional department comparable to any other league. Every time a reporter mentions information about streaks, records or other historical information, it probably came from Steve Daniel whether he is mentioned or not.

CFLdb is deeply indebted to Steve’s efforts, for none of our work would exist without his assistance.

Pro Players 100th Grey Cup Historical Trading Card Box Set

Published on November 17, 2012 9:14 PM

Makes a nice gift for a CFL fan who is hard to buy for.

Cohon Picks Favourite Grey Cup Memories

Published on November 16, 2012 7:57 PM

If you’ve missed The Star‘s series on Grey Cup memories, here are some of the memorable ones.

Grey Cup Roses

1954 Cup Game Ball

Acton’s Grey Cup Bid

1962 Fog Bowl

1951 Grey Cup Ticket Rush

1996 Grey Cup Ball Scramble

ESPN Classic Presents Grey Cup Past

Published on November 16, 2012 7:48 PM

No hockey, so why not watch some of these classic games you haven’t seen before or need to see again?

Toronto Primed for Grey Cup

Published on November 16, 2012 7:44 PM

With the Grey Cup arriving today (nice touch honouring emergency responders with the honour guard) and the festival kicking off this weekend, an editorial takes a position Toronto is embracing the Grey Cup, not apathetic towards it. The times they are a-changin’.

Toronto's Playoff Hopes on Argo Shoulders

Published on November 9, 2012 4:16 PM

The Argos are getting a little attention leading up to their home playoff date on Sunday, even if some of it carries a negative spin (paywall). Some are warning of long lineups at the ticket windows on Sunday, so they must be a few fans getting on the bandwagon.

Sideline Delivery Gets Boy Into '64 Grey Cup

Published on November 5, 2012 10:09 PM

Ingenuity kids, ingenuity.

Donaldson Completes Move From Player to Official

Published on November 5, 2012 9:52 PM

A bit of where are they now and a look into the development of officials, Dave Donaldson shows officiating is a great way to stay connected with football and stay in shape after their playing career is over.

Angus Reid on the CFL's Focus

Published on November 2, 2012 9:00 PM

Very astute observations, with no whining about getting a larger player share. He knows the path the league is on leads to benefits for all involved.

2012 TSN Player Poll

Published on November 2, 2012 8:57 PM

About the same participation rate as last year, which makes you think that the sample is not every player (no kicker categories) and the percentage returned is high. Nice to see what the consensus is from in between the lines.

Grey Cup Fan March

Published on November 2, 2012 8:50 PM

Great idea. Replaces the parade with a fan march, letting the Santa Claus parade with the Grey Cup as a participant have a feature place in host cities leading up to the game. Best of both worlds. Name another league that lets fans handle the championship trophy before the championship game.