Single Point Links posted in August 2021

Woods Teases New Book

Published on August 30, 2021 9:39 PM

If you are like me, you’ve been waiting for this book for over seven years. Now it is here. Author Paul Woods teases his new book with some delightful prose about John Candy. I expect much more of this throughout the book about a magical season that occurred 30 years ago.

Year of the Rocket: John Candy, Wayne Gretzky, a Crooked Tycoon, and the Craziest Season in Football History is available for pre-order today and arrives in bookstores on Wednesday. A perfect fall read, I’m sure.

Argos-Elks Game Postponed

Published on August 23, 2021 8:19 PM

Presently, there is no indication when the game may be rescheduled, but examining the medical requirements, BMO Field availability, and scheduling impacts to the Argos who are innocent in this situation and should not have to endure additional hardship, the League must have the Elks forfeit rather than try to shoehorn in a game later in the season.

This weekend appears to be out because of medical and travel logistics. Monday/Tuesday may be a possibility if stadium and travel can be arranged (and things don’t escalate). While unfortunate, a forfeit allows the Elks to get healthy and does not compound the issues with a game this week, an additional game in between other games later in the season nor further postponing the end of the season. The Argos already have 2 games in Week 10 with a five day turnaround (the only team to have such).

Lions Announce New Owner

Published on August 18, 2021 8:14 PM

A surprisingly early and thankfully uneventful ownership change from the Estate of David Braley to Amar Doman, a businessman with deep roots on British Columbia. Considering all that is going on in the world impacting the league, this is welcome good news for league and BC Lions stability.

CFL Outlines Policy For COVID Cancellations

Published on August 3, 2021 6:35 PM

The policy looks to avoid the need for playing of all games by setting clear conditions that will result in teams forfeiting games. Also outlined are the parameters that will require a game cancellation, and the vaccination levels teams need to meet in order for players to receive a game cheque for cancelled games due to a COVID outbreak.

The expectation is not there will be cancelled games, but to have a clear policy in advance of the unexpected so there are no assumptions about rescheduling games and delaying the season, and not to punish players, but encourage vaccinations which is the largest preventer of infections spreading within a team. This policy creates external incentive on unvaccinated players to get vaccinated, as not only will that reduce the risk of a mass infection occurring, but protects the salaries of all team members in the event of an eruption on the team if the they meet the 85% vaccination rate.