Single Point Links posted in September 2013

Lansdowne Progresses and Impresses

Published on September 30, 2013 10:10 PM

The substance is nearing completion, the style will be added and hopefully with no setbacks it is finished on time.

Interview With Michael Copeland

Published on September 30, 2013 10:02 PM

Some business focused questions for and answers from CFL COO Michael Copeland.

Sig Gutsche: 1949-2013

Published on September 16, 2013 9:16 PM

A lot of CFL owners get disrespected, even Sig, but he was one of the best. His obituary proves that. My condolences to the Gutsche family.

Frank Tripucka: 1927-2013

Published on September 12, 2013 10:53 PM

One of the early greats, with a long career and impressive numbers as a player and later a coach. My condolences to the Tripucka family.

Winnipeg Returns to West in 2014

Published on September 12, 2013 9:00 PM

With a tweet it was announced the CFL Board of Governors have voted to realign the divisions according to tradition with the return of Ottawa in 2014, and move Winnipeg back to the West Division.

Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Published on September 11, 2013 8:56 PM

The Edmonton Sun‘s Gerry Moddejonge:

Since when is an employer not allowed to criticize the performance of an employee?

Since the current collective bargaining agreement was struck between the CFL and their players association, that’s when.

Except that is wrong. Both the 2006 CBA (Section 34.12, page 93) and 2002 CBA (Section 34.12, page 81) have the same section regarding public criticism in them, so it has been around for over 10 years at least. A journalist would actually do some research, both are easily found on our CBA page, before publishing instead of expecting the CFL to inform them of this. Kinda makes the whole point of the article moot, doesn’t it?

It’s the extent of the criticism here that is important, it wasn’t “he didn’t play very well”. I can’t remember any coach or GM ever going so far, in fact most are very careful to never name names.

Reporters Fumble Too

Published on September 2, 2013 11:48 AM

Hardly worth responding to, but another crack job (29,600 divided by 13,000 is hardly 3 times) by Perry Lefko saved up for page views on Labour Day weekend. Lefko used to be a respected sports journalist by this reader, but since he went to Rogers to practice their brand of unedited, sensationalist web tripe, he is not worth reading.

No mention of Rogers in the situation, providing only 9 home dates for the Argos this year (their preseason game had to be moved to Varsity Stadium) and forcing them to a Tuesday game on Labour Day weekend. So their had to be a game in Toronto in Week 10, so the point about planning for Alumni Stadium for a Labour Day Monday game there is moot (plan for 10 years, but if its move in day for students, the University doesn’t want 13,000 football fans on campus).

So lets just plug Hamilton into these Toronto back-to-back games without examining exactly what it does to the schedule. Simple answer when you don’t do any research. Typical Canadian complaining and showing superiority in identifying the problem without trying to understand the issue, just chalking it up to incompetence.