Single Point Links posted in November 2014

Need Grey Cup Prop Action?

Published on November 30, 2014 12:21 PM

Here’s something to use or give you ideas to make your own proposition pool for today’s game.

2015 Canadian Football HOF Inductees Announced

Published on November 29, 2014 11:50 AM

Very deserving individuals, especially in the Builders category. Still wonder if the announcement shouldn’t come at the start of the season in the year they are inducted (it used to be in February). It kinda gets lost in the Grey Cup coverage, while taking away some of the attention from the present.

Official CFHOF press release is available (really, an IP address on the original tweeted link? Come on HOF!)

3rd Annual Grey Cup Fan March

Published on November 29, 2014 11:32 AM

Continuing the tradition of letting fans get close to the sport they power by marching the championship trophy to the game on Sunday. There is also a Grey Cup parade on Saturday!

2014 State of the League

Published on November 28, 2014 11:04 PM

No surprises out of the state of the league. In eight years, Cohon has taken control of the State of the League address and now owns the message.

The media picked up on connecting with young fans and stability.

TSN’s 102nd Grey Cup Coverage Schedule

Published on November 25, 2014 8:24 PM

All the ways and specials of TSN’s multi-platform coverage of the 102nd Grey Cup.

Semi-Finals Bring Three Fines

Published on November 20, 2014 7:27 PM

Not to be outdone, the playoffs bring a continuation of fines seen throughout the regular season as league discipline continues.

CFL Gets Artist Treatment

Published on November 15, 2014 5:15 PM

EPoole88 (@epool88) created some great cartoon mascot artwork for the 2014 CFL Semi-Finals on TSN’s BarDown.

Not the only fantastic artist with the CFL in his sites, Matthew Sharpe (@daringsharpe) has created some wonderful CFL player pieces this year in his ‘scratch’ series.

Great work by very talented artists. Hopefully this inspires other young Canadian artists and creatives and they will choose the CFL as a subject matter too.

Mark Cohon Reflects on Success

Published on November 15, 2014 1:17 PM

A nice summary of Cohon’s tenure, success and tasks left for his successor as the reflection and evaluation stories on his term continue with the winding down of his last season.

I think some anecdotes play a little loose with actual history, such as “Our Balls Are Bigger” being on the CFL website in 2007 (the closest version available from late 2006 in the Wayback Machine doesn’t reveal its presence). Cohon may have said the league won’t compare itself to the NFL like campaigns in the past and specifically called out the “Bigger” strategy, but I don’t remember the league still using that slogan in the 2000’s at all. I also think the status of the league in 2007 is misrepresented by many in their memory. 2006 still holds the highest average attendance for the league since 1982 and has not been topped since.

I believe Cohon brought substantial leadership and direction to the CFL in his time in office. He identified talent, enabled it and got everyone pulling in one direction more than any previous commissioner had done likely ever, but he didn’t do it on his own.

2014 TSN Player Poll

Published on November 9, 2014 8:05 PM

TSN’s annual CFL player poll was released this week.

Daniel Still CFL Stats Guru

Published on November 4, 2014 9:16 PM

His legacy is cemented and building. The information is there, the next leap is to make it accessible to all without having to go through one man.