Single Point Links posted in October 2014

John Forzani: 1947-2014

Published on October 31, 2014 9:06 PM

Remembered for his accomplishments in life after football as well as on the field, John Forzani is an example to players entering the game where the greater and more important part of life occurs (hint: after football). My condolences go out to the Forzani family.

Front Office Fines

Published on October 29, 2014 11:47 PM

Here’s a new twist, a GM and owner, I mean caretaker, getting the fines for Week 18.

Moe Racine Gets Book Treatment

Published on October 29, 2014 8:09 PM

Moe the Toe: Never My Dream looks like it will be an interesting read. Looking forward to getting a copy.

Cohon Made a Difference

Published on October 18, 2014 11:46 PM

With the talk of the qualities needed in the new commissioner, I think this article summarizes it nicely. The personality will be different but “an incredible leader”, someone who will sit “down with owners, players, sponsorship partners and even the average fan, engaging in open dialogue” and a vision for what the league needs to stand for and where it needs to go. Comfortable on his feet responding to challenges from the media as well as in the boardroom, but that comes with the confidence and vision.

Tory Stood for CFL

Published on October 18, 2014 11:35 PM

Hard to believe the CFL and John Tory’s management of it has become a talking point for the Toronto mayoral race.

1994 Argonaut 28-point 4th Quarter Comeback

Published on October 16, 2014 11:58 PM

So many memories, so many good things in seeing that again, even James Curry’s succinct colour commentary. CBC definitely had good directors back then, finding the right shots, knowing when to go to them and for how long.

I find this more interesting than most stuff on The Snap, but that probably says something about me. Happy I could update the game record with the roof status and link.

Thanks to Paul Woods @pxw13 for bringing that to YouTube. I am disappointed it is rare to see any non-TSN broadcast games replayed. Hopefully that wealth of games are not lost to never be seen again.

Nobby Wirkowski: 1926-2014

Published on October 16, 2014 7:28 PM

Norbert “Nobby” Wirkowski leaves Canadian football a tremendous legacy on and off the field from his stops in Calgary, Hamilton and primarily Toronto. Pioneers like him developed football in this country. My condolences to the Wirkowski family.

Week 16 Results in One Fine

Published on October 15, 2014 10:37 PM

The number of weeks with fines is over 10 now, meaning there will be fines handed out for over 50% of the weeks of the season, which must surpass the previous record by a large margin.

Upper Deck 2014 CFL Card Series Released Today

Published on October 8, 2014 8:52 PM

Announced earlier this year, the cards are available today. A set contains special cards never seen in a CFL print run before. Check out Upper Deck Internet retailers or Upper Deck dealers in your city to get yours.

Two Fines for Week 15

Published on October 8, 2014 8:38 PM

What is perhaps most surprising is there has been no players or players’ association challenges to the league’s fairness or domain with the increase in player fines. That is the pre-requisite which allows these fines to help set what is allowed on the field and bring more respect to the game. It can’t happen otherwise.

Al Bruno: 1927-2014

Published on October 6, 2014 9:29 PM

Al Bruno brought a gritty, tough as nails attitude to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats teams in the 1980’s. You knew the defence would come to hit people and the offence would grind out yards any way they could. My condolences to the Bruno family.

Four Fined for Week 13 and 14 Actions

Published on October 2, 2014 7:53 PM

The league must have hit the highest number of players fined in a season by now. As the importance of the games increase, players must still remember to play within the rules or be lighter in the wallet.

Halifax Mayor Likes Ottawa Stadium Model

Published on October 1, 2014 8:59 PM

Looking at the details of models that can be proposed for Halifax is a positive step. There will be a lot of convincing, partnership negotiation and negativity to overcome though, no matter the solution adopted.