Single Point Links posted in July 2015

Week 5 Finds 4 Fines

Published on July 29, 2015 5:43 PM

Players are still learning the lesson that though paid, it is just a game, and there is no excuse for not respecting the welfare of their player fraternity.

Week 4 Nets 2 Fines

Published on July 23, 2015 8:32 PM

Not Roger Moore, but Rogers and Moore land fines for behaviour in Week 4.

Week 3 Gets 5

Published on July 16, 2015 7:12 PM

Five fines in Week 3, all for illegal hits or unnecessary roughness.

Stadium Talk Dead in Halifax

Published on July 14, 2015 9:39 PM

Dead for now, likely for a generation before it will be looked at seriously again. Without some party bringing some major money to the table, it will take that long before local politicians care to discuss the issue again.

Update: Maybe not nails in a coffin, but another sign of a stadium hibernation upcoming.

Copeland Moving to Argo President

Published on July 13, 2015 9:52 PM

A great hire, Copeland has the passion for Canadian football, visibility in the Canadian business and CFL circles and experience in growing an organization to succeed in Toronto.

2015 Week 2: 2 Fined

Published on July 7, 2015 7:39 PM

The commissioner and Vice-President of Officiating being transparent in their disciplinary actions.

RIP Players of the Week

Published on July 2, 2015 12:21 PM

It was hinted when Shaw was announced as Grey Cup and player achievement awards presenting sponsor that there might be a shakeup here, but I’m a little surprised at the replacement. It seems like corporate spin out of the CFL in response to the criticism over a lack of offence. Now they can just appoint all offensive players as the top performers of the week.

We’ll see how it resonates with the younger generation they are courting to “watch” the game from the social plazas and tweet for their team’s player as top performer of the week. My worry is popularity may initially surge, but there is not much depth to these fans.

Proposal to Relocate Hall

Published on July 2, 2015 11:50 AM

Rather than let it die, a solution to evolve the Canadian Football Hall of Fame into something different will allow it to continue in some form.

Options like moving to Ottawa, where it could be another hall and museum destination for tourists in the capital, sound good but operating halls and museums are expensive, and the costs of a football one needs to be born by the football community, which means the CFL and sponsorship/revenue generated by the Hall of Fame. What appears to be a downsized and fragmented approach will be more accessible and visible to fans, especially if virtual exhibits and tours are introduced.

Update: Unanimously passed by council July 6th.

One Fined For Week 1 Incidents

Published on July 2, 2015 11:11 AM

Though not mentioned in the main article, the summary mentions the Argos Tracy Robertson being subject to further discipline for Week 1 actions in addition to the Ti-Cats Johnathan Langa’s fine for a hit outside the field of play. The on field roughing the passer penalty was also deemed sufficient punishment in the circumstances for the Argos Cleyon Laing.