Archive for June, 2007

2007 CFL Previews and News

Friday, June 29th, 2007 by Jon

A little late, but for those needing Overtime Central to aggregate CFL Season preview articles, here is a list of some I have come across.

Other CFL News I have missed posting about

Look for the return of OT Jottings (formerly Recent Links) soon.

CFL Contests Launch With 2007 CFL Season

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 by Jon

Tomorrow the 2007 CFL season gets under way and along with it three Overtime Central contests to challenge your CFL prognosticating skills. There is a wide-range of announcements that I would like to make regarding the new contests.

  • If you have not signed up as of yet, check out the contest rules and consider giving one of them a go.
  • If you have signed up and made all your picks already, consider posting on one of the contest forums.
  • At the bottom of your contest page, there is an entry preferences section. You can sign up for emailed reminders, pick confirmations and status updates.
  • I have noted roster moves in this forum post and have updated the draft list with some missing players now that rosters have been set. Please let me know if I am missing anyone you wish to draft.
  • Pick reminder emails are being sent out tonight, a little late the first time as I was waiting for additional entries.
  • There will not be any Overtime Central season or week previews this year as my time will be spent on other things.

Launching the New Overtime Central

Friday, June 15th, 2007 by Jon

As promised, the new Overtime Central is here. After ceasing development of the old site in 2005, I took a year to examine what I wanted to do with the site, whether abandon it and move on to other projects or rewrite it in a new framework or something else. The decision came when over the past 9 months the contest code for the site was rewritten into a plugin for the WordPress CMS software in use at Overtime Central. Despite some setbacks delaying the launch by a couple months, I am happy to launch the new Overtime Central for the 2007 CFL season. The new Overtime plugin, as it has been named, was written modular, accepting plugins of its own, allowing me to drop in new contest types easily with no affect on the rest of the site. This type of ease of use and flexibility is what I have been wanting to build for the last 10 years.
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Top 10 Sports Movies

Monday, June 11th, 2007 by Jon

Previously, I listed my top six sports themed songs. With CBC‘s annual airing of Happy Gilmore upcoming on June 17 I thought I would try to list my top 10 sports movies. Unfortunately, I have seen very few of the many sports movies made, so this will be a top 10 list of what I’ve seen.
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OC Jottings

No jottings in the last 7 days. Here is a random jotting.