Single Point Links posted in April 2018

Calgary Awarded 2019 Grey Cup

Published on April 25, 2018 9:53 PM

Awarding Calgary is contrary to statements that McMahon Stadium and the lack of a practice facility hurts the city in getting big events like the Grey Cup, although this may be the last Grey Cup McMahon hosts in its present state. Some would think a move to an earlier season would solve Calgary’s stadium and practice facility shortcomings, but it would only delay the inevitable.

All Teams SMS Compliant in 2017

Published on April 21, 2018 10:22 PM

A clean record for all nine teams this year, unlike 2016, where two teams were fined for violations although no team exceeded the cap.

Winnipeg Announces 2017 Results

Published on April 19, 2018 10:23 PM

An additional win and home playoff game for the Blue Bombers almost doubles their profit from 2016. They continue to meet their stadium obligations, further confirming the soundness of the stadium funding plan.

2018 CFLdb Schedules Published

Published on April 12, 2018 11:17 PM

CFLdb is pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 CFL schedule in printable PDF and iCalendar format on the Schedules page. Published are full CFL schedules for 7 Canadian time zones and full team schedules in local time zones in PDF format as well as full CFL schedule and team home schedules in iCal format.

While CFLdb iCal schedules have been available for a while, printed schedules were delayed due to the missing details for the OTT vs TOR pre-season game. When the schedule was published in December, who thought it would be April before that detail could be finalized.

If you find any errors, please report them so they may be quickly corrected for you and others.

Now is the time to delete old subscriptions to previous iCal schedules or disable updates to reduce the load on the servers. Thank you for your cooperation.

Retired Federkeil Suspended

Published on April 9, 2018 11:11 PM

Interesting situation; I have no doubt the CFL concluded they were obligated to announce this, though it seems unnecessary. Though not completely spelled out, it appears Dan Federkeil was administered a random PED test during the off-season. He had already made the decision to retire, but not announced it. As the result of his planned retirement, he started treatment of a condition with prescribed testosterone, which he had delayed 2 years due to the treatment’s conflict the the CFL/CFLPA banned substance list. He then announced his retirement. Then the result of the failed test came back from the program administrators and the league announced the result and suspension.

Certainly, if Federkeil was to come out of retirement, the suspension should be announced and enforced. While the test was administered while he was still a CFLPA member, he was not when the results were determined. His retirement did not seem orchestrated to avoid punishment. The announcement forced him to disclose potentially sensitive medical information (the league announced only the substance, but Federkeil had the option of being thought a cheat who retired or provide the explanation). Like I said, interesting, and shows once more PEDs are a complicated area.