Single Point Links posted in September 2017

Dhahran Diedrich’s Greatest Battle

Published on September 29, 2017 10:00 PM

Great to hear Diedrich is back healthy after a battle with a rare cancer.

Two Fines in Week 14

Published on September 29, 2017 9:47 PM

One fine for an on-field infraction, one fine for an off-field infraction.

Protest is Needed

Published on September 27, 2017 10:51 PM

Craig Ellis was a great player, and is a great person. Regardless, no one should be subject to racist taunts, threats, vandalism or violence.

Protest is needed not only in the US, but this country as well. We are not immune from systemic racism in our institutions and discrimination and prejudice in our communities. We must oppose intolerance wherever and whenever we encounter it, whether that be in the workplace, in our schools, or our neighbourhoods. Silence is agreement. The racists, no matter the label they are hiding behind, must be shown they are outnumbered and made uncomfortable expressing their views.

CFL Strategy to Invest in Itself

Published on September 24, 2017 9:57 PM

Litz’s latest initiative, the CFL Football Frenzy mobile app, is masterful in all ways — professionally executed and targets the right audience. Much more valuable and a lower entry barrier than a realistic console simulation, which skews much older. Check it out, and tell those under 14 in your life.

What has been done recently isn’t like past efforts, which may have brought temporary bumps, but no lasting changes. The growth may be slower, but they are aimed at changing perceptions of new generations (combatting the views foisted on them by older generations) for long term changes.

Fines Double to Four in Week 13

Published on September 20, 2017 9:58 PM

One maximum fine handed to BC’s Micah Awe for two leading with the helmet high hits on Stampeder running backs and three other fines returns us to the weekly average for league fines.

Jones Suspended 2 Games for PED Violation

Published on September 19, 2017 9:29 PM

As has been the case with most offenders, Jones accepted responsibility but denied knowingly taking a banned substance. If this and other instances are true, it shows the frequency of banned substances in things like supplements and medication that may not be apparent or properly disclosed.

Fines Return After 3 Week Hiatus

Published on September 15, 2017 11:23 PM

No fines for three weeks, then the Labour Day rivalry rematches in the west register two fines.

CFL Changes Practice, Schedule For Player Safety

Published on September 13, 2017 11:23 PM

It would be interesting to know if coaches were using all 17 full-pad/contact practices available to them, and if they grouped them earlier in the season or spread them out over the year. They are gone now.

As for the schedule, this is a good temporary solution, but there are more radical options. More later.

CFL Week 2018 Coming to Winnipeg

Published on September 11, 2017 9:10 PM

March 22-25, 2018 Winnipeg will host the second CFL Week, with the same features as 2017 planned around league meetings and national combine.

Where Are They Now? Marc-Olivier Brouillette

Published on September 11, 2017 9:05 PM

Brouillette (MTL), after retiring in late May, has been putting his law degree to use at Montreal firm Morrone Avocets since late June after a seven season career. Another player with a plan for after football, and a successful transition to a career.

Update: And just like that, his retirement is over and he’s back.

Where Are They Now? Justin Palardy

Published on September 11, 2017 8:54 PM

Returning to his native Nova Scotia, Palardy (HAM, WPG, TOR) started as a Halifax Regional Police patrol officer in June, fulfilling his second career goal after five years playing in the CFL and a sixth on the practice roster.