Single Point Links posted in December 2012

Owens Sun Sportsperson of the Year

Published on December 23, 2012 9:00 AM

Great recognition of Owens and the CFL. Not too long ago this accomplishment would have been ignored in Toronto. Nice touch on the award donation to the Michael Pinball Clemons Foundation. Go check it out.

What the Ottawa Team Won’t Be Called

Published on December 22, 2012 2:44 PM

The 18 months lead up to the team taking the field will provide some needed time to get familiar with the name once announced, because the build up to it will only result in a lot of initial rejection and disappointment.

Add $10 Million to Cost of Investors Group Stadium

Published on December 22, 2012 2:39 PM

Before you get your jock in a knot, it is for improvements to the original plans, to be paid for by the Blue Bombers over the next four years.

Eagle Keys: 1923-2012

Published on December 20, 2012 11:00 PM

My condolences to the Keys family.

Ivor Wynne Coming Down

Published on December 20, 2012 9:09 PM

Not too much to it, actually.

An Ottawa Team Name on Target?

Published on December 17, 2012 8:14 PM

The build up for this name didn’t live up to its reveal. Even after it sunk in and I got the double-R reference, it didn’t make sense to have it in the middle of a word. And singular beginning with a vowel. While it may work for a product, I’m not sure it is right for a team. Do players want a target on their helmets as a logo?

Rush a Potential Name in Ottawa

Published on December 14, 2012 8:25 PM

I can see the appeal of Ottawa Rush (paywall), much less forced than River Rats and Rafters, but I don’t think it is something a team 150 years ago was named (same with Lightning or Wild). Maybe they will find something that is timeless, maybe not, but any complaints out of Saskatchewan about the name selected being lame can be pointed right back at themselves.

3,000 Name Submissions for Ottawa Teams

Published on December 11, 2012 7:46 PM

That’s a lot of names. Would be interesting to know if people are submitting the same names in the hope that popularity will have some weight (it will not).

100th Grey Cup Ticket Frames

Published on December 6, 2012 8:53 PM

Frameworth 100th Grey Cup ticket frames were sold out, now back in stock. Other memorabilia available as well. Easy shopping for that CFL fan with everything.

2013 Free Agent List

Published on December 5, 2012 8:30 PM

All the activity begins at noon ET on Feb. 15th, 2013.

Michael Pinball Clemons Foundation

Published on December 4, 2012 9:25 PM

That time of year again and the MPCF is looking to to complete their goal of building 131 schools. 27 left to build. I’ve given the past two years and just made another donation for 2012. Consider this or another local charity if you can.

Answers and Questions

Published on December 3, 2012 7:54 PM

Looking at the answers provided by the season and the questions for the off-season.