Single Point Links posted in May 2013

Ottawa Registers Logos

Published on May 30, 2013 6:04 PM

They went with the saw blade, which I can live with because of the R. If it is the real deal, get ready to embrace it people.

First, If You Exclude All Others

Published on May 29, 2013 7:43 PM

I guess Roy Shivers/Danny Barrett in Saskatchewan doesn’t count, or maybe one of them isn’t African American? Write whatever you want, the truth is no longer important.

Note: It’s the title that is in error, stating they are the CFL’s first. The article is just pointless stating that it is a first for Edmonton.

Baggs Works Hard All Seasons

Published on May 27, 2013 12:49 PM

Finding off-season employment isn’t shameful, it is the right thing to do whether you make the minimum or $10 million a year. Your career will come to an end someday, and even with money in the bank, you have to do something with your time. With no experience or skills you are apt to lose that money a lot more quickly.

I’m speaking at the kids who are enthralled with celebrity and entitlement who believe doing nothing is the primary goal in life.

Hunt Talking Branding

Published on May 27, 2013 12:42 PM

Interesting information that no team name achieved more than one percent support in any research. Lots of details missing there, but I wonder if that is from the public naming contest or actual focus group short lists where none of the above was an option.

Let us be clear that the Rough Riders isn’t gone over rights to the name, but due to a condition placed on Ottawa’s admittance by an existing franchise. They have won no legal right to the Rough Rider name.

I am ready to accept whatever name (and we know what it is) the team has. Those that will refuse to buy tickets because of the name love to be unhappy I guess. If only the citizens of Ottawa had thought to legally challenge Saskatchewan’s condition rather than the stadium, maybe they could have got their name.

Touchdown Atlantic Ticket Details

Published on May 16, 2013 8:07 PM

The details:

  • Alouette and Ti-Cat season ticket holders will have access to ticket pre-sale on Thursday, May 23rd at 10 AM
  • Pre-sale to for CFL Field Pass subscribers on Friday, May 24th at 10 AM
  • General public sale starts on Saturday, May 25th at 10 AM
  • Tickets range from $49 to $95, an increase of $10 on the low end ticket and $6 on the priciest ticket from 2011, with only three tiers available versus five previously
  • Ticket sales will be online only at

Signing up for the CFL Field Pass to qualify for the pre-sale seems like the best bet to get your tickets for the game on Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 PM AT.

Update: The 2013 stadium seating plan for those disappointed the Touchdown Atlantic page (just a redirect to the announcement currently) doesn’t have one.

Touchdown Atlantic 2013 Ticket Announcement Thursday

Published on May 14, 2013 7:29 PM

The answer to the question being asked here frequently — when will tickets for Touchdown Atlantic go on sale and how can I get some? Expect an announcement on the sale dates and how to acquire them on Thursday.

Update: Details are released.

Touring Investors Group Field

Published on May 12, 2013 3:54 PM

All that’s left is to see how it feels when full and on TV. And for the team to perform on the field and break that Grey Cup drought.

Alouettes OC Miller "Excited to be a Part of This"

Published on May 11, 2013 1:01 PM

Nice to see a profile in a US publication that doesn’t contain blatant factual errors about the CFL or play loose and easy with explaining the differences. Miller could have a long career in Canada, a candidate for a head coaching position with a few years of experience.

Esks Announce 2012 Profit

Published on May 7, 2013 9:12 PM

Revenue up across all categories and a big jump in income from their stabilization fund investments results in a $207,000 profit for the Eskimos’ 2012 season. The new regime has brought some changes and big plans for growth.

CFL Draft Rounds 1 and 2 on TSN Monday

Published on May 2, 2013 9:48 PM

Serious CFL fans will take Monday off and watch the first two rounds on TSN and the final five rounds on

Where Are They Now? Tony Spoletini

Published on May 2, 2013 9:44 PM

After a five year CFL career in Edmonton and Calgary, Tony is doing well in Calgary as co-owner of Spolumbo’s and receiving recognition for his community involvement.

Entry Draft Expanded to Seven Rounds

Published on May 1, 2013 7:54 PM

To all those calling for the CFL to increase the number of non-imports on the roster, it is a CBA issue. The league cannot arbitrarily change that without opening negotiations with the Players’ Association. Very unlikely that it would be considered for discussion with a signed agreement on the books. Something to be discussed in the next negotiations before next season, but it is a complex issue to get agreement on and not the no brainer fans believe.