Single Point Links posted in June 2015

Orridge is Popular

Published on June 29, 2015 7:08 PM

Popular with the media at the start of the season, anyway. Here are two more (one’s above) interviews with the commish.

100 Years Ago: 1915 Grey Cup

Published on June 28, 2015 9:27 PM

To mark the kickoff of the 2015 season, the National Post profiles the 1915 Grey Cup. A long read at 2,200 words for those inclined towards Canadian history.

CP Logo on CFL Jerseys

Published on June 27, 2015 9:56 PM

CP – Canadian Pacific — National Sponsor

I know this is true due to the thousands of queries received since these patches appeared during the 2014 playoffs. A whole generation or two with no idea and no way to discover what CP stands for. Pass it along and they can say TIL.

Update: From the 2013 Grey Cup coverage, you can see the Canadian Pacific patch on jerseys. It was 2014 playoffs when the switch was made to the CP logo in my recollection.

Update: No, it doesn’t stand for Captain or Canadian Player. Nice try though.

Update 2018: Alas, CP has not renewed their sponsorship agreement in 2018, and the CP patch has been replaced by another. The above is only relevant through 2017.

Update 2019: KalTire and BFGoodrich patches will be worn by West Division teams in 2019.

Perrett Winning Battle Against Alcohol

Published on June 26, 2015 7:46 PM

Very brave of Jeff Perrett to let his story be told. Only stories of experience can help others think twice before developing an issue or seek help when they realize they have a problem. Kudos to Herb Zurkowsky for bringing the story to the page with compassion and respect. My best wishes to the Perrett family.

Tommy Hudspeth: 1931-2015

Published on June 25, 2015 7:03 PM

A short time in the CFL, but a member of the Canadian football fraternity just the same. My condolences go out to the Hudspeth family.

Steve Daniel Debuts StatsGeek Column

Published on June 24, 2015 9:20 PM

Congrats to Steve on the new column on Based on the first instalment, expect very long and detailed analysis on a weekly basis.

Three More Talks with Orridge

Published on June 24, 2015 9:15 PM

In addition to the Toronto Star interview above, Rachel Brady profiles Orridge at the Globe and Mail and talks to the Canadian Press for more season kick-off conversations.

TSN Has Complete 2015 CFL Season Coverage

Published on June 23, 2015 7:16 PM

A little late notice, but the season kicks off tonight with the 2014 Road to the Grey Cup, 2015 CFL Preview show and Top 50 CFL Players, all on TSN, in addition to the division and team previews TSN has on their site.

Then the games start on Thursday.

TSN and CFL Launch Thursday Night Football

Published on June 20, 2015 10:38 AM

Even without special branding, scheduling circumstances warrant Thursday night games, so why not make it an early season event? Bell and TSN aside, what is important is whether the stands can be filled across the league on Thursday nights, which is the question for any game time.

Commish Orridge Season Kickoff Interviews

Published on June 18, 2015 11:45 PM

Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge discusses the usual questions in a couple interviews prior to the season start.

‘Riders Announce $2.2 Million Profit

Published on June 18, 2015 11:34 PM

Still generating the most revenue in the CFL, but spending the most as well. $25 million of $40 million needed for their stadium contribution is in place, with the amount in place due to the city mid-next year, plus $13 million in the stabilization fund. Making hay while the sun shines.

CFL Around the Table Debuts Tonight on TSN2

Published on June 12, 2015 7:08 PM

A behind the scenes perspective from GM’s, coaches and players. The stories and experiences have always been there, Around the Table is making them known, providing additional exposure. The more successful this is, the more content TSN will develop in the future.

CFL Launches CFL Pick ’em

Published on June 9, 2015 8:59 PM

Interesting new fantasy football-type contest by the CFL. Get signed up and familiar with the rules today.

Wayne Harris: 1938-2015

Published on June 4, 2015 9:48 PM

“Thumper” Harris was a division or league all-star in each of his first 11 seasons, a feat that seems impossible today. A great on the field, he also impacted Calgary after his retirement. My condolences go out to the Harris family.

TSN Fantasy Football, CFL Edition 2015

Published on June 1, 2015 7:14 PM

New players, get signed up now so you don’t forget before the seasons starts. Two minutes and one less thing on your to do list. Returnees, don’t forget to get your picks in before June 25th.