Single Point Links posted in April 2019

2019 Canadian Football Hall of Fame Inductees

Published on April 24, 2019 11:07 PM

Terry Greer and Mervyn Fernandez are long overdue, add in Ernie Pitts posthumously and David Williams, and that is a pretty good receiving core inducted in one ceremony.

CFL Brings Back Limited Territorial Protections

Published on April 17, 2019 8:31 PM

This limited re-introduction seems rushed compared to waiting a year and providing one territorial protection per team (before or during draft, but I would suggest after first round) to value “hometown football heroes” equally across all teams. Spend more time studying the solution rather than half-measures that can be agreed to on short notice.

Winnipeg Announces Profit of $2.6 Million in 2018

Published on April 17, 2019 8:24 PM

For 2019, the Bombers will institute public transportation changes and are encouraging more people to drive to the stadium, the opposite of what most communities want from stadium patrons.

Touchdown Atlantic 2019 Public Ticket Sale Starts Monday

Published on April 13, 2019 7:15 PM

Tickets are on sale via starting April 15th to the public. Pre-sale is happening now to those with Schooners season seat deposits.

All 2019 Rule Changes Ratified by CFL Board

Published on April 12, 2019 12:06 AM

Of the 14 rule changes, that last one I expect to come into play in many games this year. Will make the game quite interesting to watch.

AAF Suspends Operations

Published on April 5, 2019 6:40 PM

I was waiting for a more formal announcement, but nothing came; even the demise didn’t warrant more than a day’s coverage.

Remember all the questions about what the plan was to deal with the AAF and the risk to the CFL, and how the answers were chastised for ignoring the issue? There were a few reports once the league launched confirming any risk may have been overblown, but generally being in the media means never having to admit you were wrong. You can bet next time reporters won’t find out ticket numbers or other financial details before claiming the CFL is doomed because the league can’t compete for players at those salaries.