Single Point Links posted in July 2017

1 Suspension, 4 Fines for Week 5

Published on July 26, 2017 8:26 PM

Not only did Eskimo Garry Peters not get the memo about zero-tolerance for abuse of officials (met with swift action Sunday), four others needed to be reprimanded for reckless or unsportsmanlike actions.

Five Fined For Week 4

Published on July 20, 2017 7:45 PM

Four fines for unsafe hits and behaviour, following the pattern of early season discipline required to discourage dangerous actions against fellow players.

Where Are They Now: Robert Edwards

Published on July 16, 2017 8:50 PM

Edwards is head coach of the football team at Green County High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Last seen in Toronto to close a three year CFL career, Robert was accompanied to Canada by his brother Terrence who played seven years in Winnipeg after playing two years with his sibling in Montreal.

Questioning Commish Ambrosie

Published on July 14, 2017 6:11 PM

With the commish travelling around CFL centres and the media wondering what he’s about and what he will do, expect numerous interviews with new commissioner Randy Ambrosie in the next while.

Update: Ambrosie outlines his vision for the league, opinion on issues, memories of playing, personal details and more in this interview.

2017 CFL Publications Available

Published on July 13, 2017 11:45 PM

I’m a little late to this one, but it seems like I checked more recently than over a month ago. The CFL 2017 Rulebook and Guide and Record Book publications are available for download.

Week 3 Discipline Hits High

Published on July 12, 2017 11:28 PM

In addition to fine and suspension of Hamilton’s Will Hill yesterday, four additional players were hit with fines today for on-field hits and off-field social media violations.

Calvillo Broke The Cycle

Published on July 11, 2017 12:17 AM

Anthony Calvillo’s rise from his circumstances wasn’t given enough coverage during his time in the league. Now, here’s his story in his own words.

Week 2, One Fine

Published on July 6, 2017 12:21 AM

Duron Carter receives disciplinary action for grabbing a facemask in “a reckless and unsafe manner”.

Randy Ambrosie Named 14th CFL Commissioner

Published on July 5, 2017 9:39 PM

Somewhat of a surprise, but not an unknown, Ambrosie is checking all the right boxes with those that cover the league. Review the challenges he faces, his roots (he was runner up for commish job last time!?) or read the profiles, opinions and coverage since his hire recommendation was revealed last week.

Little known fact: dbo drafted Randy Ambrosie in an early 1990’s John Madden Football custom roster league, and Ambrosie and company lead that team to a championship.

OSEG Working for Grey Cup Financial Changes

Published on July 4, 2017 10:57 PM

Following this report last week, the RedBlacks say that Grey Cup cost sharing changes are coming in 2018, but they are pushing for more. Good luck to them in fixing this difficult area in cost and revenue sharing.

Information in this article, though not clear, seems to indicate the RedBlacks were responsible last year for paying their players the Grey Cup bonus. My previous understanding was this was paid out of Grey Cup host revenues (same as playoff bonuses paid out of playoff game revenues), and fell back to the league if the host was unable to make payment due to a shortfall in revenue. Would like to receive confirmation of the actual current practice.

Steve Daniel: Stats That Got Us Here

Published on July 1, 2017 11:55 AM

Steve Daniel quickly talks about the history of adding to CFL statistical metric points, changes that continue today, and the future of evaluating quarterbacks.

A solid set of principles guiding the addition of new statistics, recognizing the subjectivity of some statistics. No matter the number of statistics available, and what they say about the past, teams will always have to play each game, the whole season to determine the champion.