Single Point Links posted in June 2018

Where Are They Now? Roosevelt Patterson

Published on June 15, 2018 11:53 AM

Roosevelt Patterson waxes nostalgic about his positive experience in the CFL starting with Birmingham. He is currently a mentor to troubled youth in Mobile, Alabama.

Research Assignment Completed

Published on June 14, 2018 10:46 PM

Thanks to Chris Sinclair who has provided the needed sources and confirmation to resolve the Bill Henry Research Assignment to validate a single Bill Henry player who should have credit for three games played in 1986.

Moncton Wants Atlantic Region Team

Published on June 8, 2018 3:04 PM

Notice that the commissioner and prospective Halifax owners were meeting with the Mayor of Moncton and Premier of New Brunswick to discuss getting the region and province involved in an Atlantic CFL franchise was given Wednesday. The result, according to the mayor, were options such as hosting games while a Halifax stadium is being built, hosting pre-season games and training camp being discussed, and Moncton is enthusiastic about being involved in the franchise.

Commissioner Interview Season

Published on June 8, 2018 12:33 PM

The annual pre-cursor to the regular season talks with commissioner Randy Ambrosie have begun, covering wide ranging business issues, along with face-to-face interviews on business and football. The major news was an effective 2019 football-operations expense cap controlling employee counts and expenditures (more details), which is currently exceeded by four teams current personnel, including one in Regina.

Ambrosie’s financial roots, and ability to see links between areas along with a focus on roots growth rather than send-us-a-saviour, quick-fix-schemes increase the chances of growing the league permanently much more than any predecessor.

Update: And this.

Update: No Vancouver silver bullet, bold league, big-picture vision, and earlier earlier start.

Ambrosie Thinks Big

Published on June 3, 2018 1:53 PM

The most telling statement is:

We brought in the head of the NBA team services group to our governors meetings and talked out getting past that compete-on-the-field against each other thing when it comes to business of (sic) the field. I think we’ve started that in a great way. I think we’re getting there. I couldn’t have asked for more out of these last five months.

I’ve been saying this for 20 years, but fans have the “for me to win, someone has to lose” mentality beat into them, and fans become employees of teams, and us against them is taken to the boardroom with “we’ll go it alone” attitudes and bitterness over the past. For a small league, the only way certain things can be capitalized is collectively, without anyone sabotaging the process because it wasn’t their idea or in their control.