Single Point Links posted in September 2015

2 Fines Chalked up in Week 14

Published on September 30, 2015 10:24 PM

The usual suspect hits and unnecessary roughness penalties continue the fine streak in 2015.

Fines Peak at Six in Week 13

Published on September 24, 2015 7:20 PM

Standard three fines for on-field infractions including Jasper Simmons, which adds insult to injury, along with three fined for officiating comments.

Sun Life Kick Diabetes Campaign

Published on September 21, 2015 6:22 PM

A bigger launch, a little more focused campaign (final eight weeks) and a contest with signed player jerseys and game balls up for grabs should result in more attention to this cause. All you need to do is retweet competing players tweets with hashtag #SunLifeKickDiabetes each week.

John Chick, being the focus of the CFL campaign, speaks of Type 1 diabetes not holding him back.

Players 3, Coaches 1

Published on September 18, 2015 5:56 PM

Players rack up another three fines (two for Week 12, one for Week 11) for on-field infractions.

Earlier in the week, Hamilton coach Kent Austin received a swift fine for bumping Argo Dave Stala on the sidelines in Friday’s game. Austin issued an apology, but the fine was still rightly handed down. The CFLPA expressed its disappointment with the amount of the fine.

Austin is an excellent coach, but seems to carry a bigger chip on his shoulders and a win at all costs edge with every game and season. Hard for a coach to preach discipline to his players when he performs such an act in a non-emotional situation (not an emotional play or retaliation for a grievous foul, but the initiator of a situation). A simple unprofessional act by someone who is a professional.

Labour Day Weekend Emotions Gets 4 Fined

Published on September 10, 2015 10:02 PM

Four fines isn’t surprising based on the new precedent, it wouldn’t have been unreasonable to expect more.

Orridge Needs to Fix Game

Published on September 6, 2015 2:27 PM

Everything positive with the league off the field, so the game needs fixing and that is the commissioner’s biggest challenge? Sports scoring has always been cyclical with a general downturn towards defensive play as it is easier to exploit rule loopholes with defensive play when more money is at stake (see hockey). I hardly consider the CFL‘s situation even worth mentioning, let alone highlighting in a way that makes those who don’t know think its like watching soccer.

Week 10 and 3 More Fined

Published on September 5, 2015 12:10 PM

I’m a little late, but Week 10 fines not on so using media outlets. Two fines for blows to the head, so hopefully two more players have learned to respect their brethren players and understand risking your and others health is not appropriate for a game.