Single Point Links posted in October 2017

Week 18 Fines

Published on October 27, 2017 8:47 PM

Fines for a dangerous tackle and a high hit indicate the message of safety for players (their peers) is not getting through.

Ambrosie Wants a Big CFL

Published on October 23, 2017 9:33 PM

Wide ranging discussion with the commissioner covered many ideas and areas, and as would be expected, was short on answers. The legacy of Ambrosie is whether he finds the right answer to any of these questions.

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Week 17: One Fine

Published on October 20, 2017 7:15 PM

Demonstrating equal treatment, an offensive player is fined for an unnecessary hit on a vulnerable defensive player.

Braley’s Hedging on Sale of Lions

Published on October 14, 2017 9:20 PM

I understand Braley hesitating on selling the franchise until he gets that price he’s always wanted to get for it, he’s a businessman. However, he has let the team decline to this state so the new owners have work to do.

Rather than hope another year will result in a better record and bigger crowds, he should sell a controlling interest and maintain whatever percentage he desires, for a pre-agreed period (1 to 3 years) at which time if the franchise’s fortunes have turned around, he can reap the reward in the sale of his remaining share at pre-determined prices. If he truly has the team’s and league’s interests at the forefront, this is the minimum he can do so the front office can be rebuilt this offseason.

Update: Naylor reports litigation a factor in Lions sale, not likely this offseason.

Update Nov. 6: Braley commits to owning Lions for 2018 season.

Three Fines Levelled For Week 16

Published on October 12, 2017 9:52 PM

All fines this week are for unnecessary high hits or spearing penalties on quarterbacks. As the season winds down, defensive players are winding up. Increased intensity is fine, but playing smart and considerate of your peers does not take a week off.

2017 CFL Guide and Record Book Published

Published on October 9, 2017 10:08 AM

Update: See the FAQ for details on how to acquire the 2018 version of the CFL Guide and Record Book.

Update: Due to the retiring/relaunch of the original link is broken. Please see the 2017 CFL Guide and Record Book digital release article for download access to the 2017 digital version.

Listed on in the last 2-3 weeks, the printed version for the 2017 CFL Guide and Record Book is now available for purchase.

Soon, based on the trend, the printed version of last season will come out after the next season is complete. The CFL needs to decide if they want to continue to publish and make available a printed copy. The printed copy is the domain of an older generation, producing it is costly and difficult, and publishing late does not look good. Announce to the public this will be the last printed version and focus efforts on reproducing the information online or in app form, at which time the pdf version can be discontinued also.