Single Point Links posted in February 2013

Scheduling Challenges Creates Delay

Published on February 25, 2013 10:12 PM

It is not as easy as people think and gets more complicated each year, even without one team displaced from their normal home. I believe it is more important to release the schedule once and not require any changes than release a version in February that has to undergo major public revisions.

Lansdowne Roof Being Trimmed

Published on February 25, 2013 6:08 PM

Is this a change because all the new stadium images show the cover about the same length as today and 14 meters is a lot. Might balance the preference for North and South side stands, where the mayor is discarding a penny on Tuesday.

Update: Take the tour.

Update 2: The story of the girders.

Winfield, Ferrone, Fryer, Gorrell, Loney, Ireland Called to Hall

Published on February 24, 2013 6:31 PM

Some well deserving entrants into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame this year, all with very long careers. Haven’t heard the name Brian Fryer in a long time.

No 2013 Labour Day Game in Toronto

Published on February 7, 2013 5:37 PM

We will have to wait for the schedule, but maybe it will be held in Guelph or even Moncton. A one year absence can only bring added meaning to its return in 2014.

Then we have this zany headline (timed paywall) from the Globe and Mail contradicting a main source in the article, Chris Rudge:

Argos president Chris Rudge says the negotiations are going well, and he expects it will be more substantial than simply a year-to-year deal.


He says he and Beeston often discuss the notion of the Jays wanting to install grass. It’s no secret. But they have never been told it’s imminent or discussed a firm timeline for the Argos to move out.

but the editorializing/reporting and poor headline writing is meant for the reader to walk away thinking the Argos need a new home, if not for 2013 then certainly for 2014.

No Hurry On Picking Ottawa’s Nickname

Published on February 7, 2013 5:23 PM

This timeframe is more in line with my original expectations versus the nickname and GM by end of January reports.