Archive for the 'Business' Category

Discussion Grows on Bills Foray into Toronto

Friday, February 8th, 2008 by Jon

After Wednesday’s press conference in Toronto to formally announce the Buffalo Bills’ plans to plan eight games in five years in Toronto, more thoughtful reporting and discussion has come out on the depth of this topic.

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Bills and Toronto Lies and Rumours

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 by Jon

Between the lies and rumours
There’s a world of mystery

Lies and Rumours — Alannah Myles

Note: To gain a full understanding of the issues surrounding this topic, one must read as much as one can on what has been written about it. I encourage everyone to read as many of the stories linked to in this post for the greatest spectrum of coverage on this subject.

After rumours surfaced around CFL owners pursuing an NFL franchise on their own, I wrote a post asking questions that this development raised as well as a facetious take on the hype it caused. Soon after more stories broke around the Buffalo Bills scheduling to play games in Toronto, which I linked to and said I would address in my verbose fashion at a later date. Now that the plan has been officially announced by the Bills and the commentary is mostly done I provide this summary of the stories and my sober analysis of what this means for Toronto businesspersons who want to acquire an NFL franchise and for the CFL.

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A Conversation With a Fictional Toronto NFL Fan

Friday, October 12th, 2007 by Jon

An imagined conversation between myself and a fictional Toronto NFL fan who is hyped about the latest news of an NFL franchise coming to Toronto.

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Globe Claims CFL Owners Pursuing NFL Franchise

Thursday, October 11th, 2007 by Jon

The Globe and Mail created a stir today with a report claiming Toronto Argonaut owners David Cynamon and Howard Sokolowski were preparing to purchase any NFL franchise that became available with the intent to move it to Toronto. The story claims that the Argo owners have outlined their strategy to CFL commissioner Mark Cohon and the CFL governors and quotes an anoynmous CFL source.

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CFL Appoints New Commissioner

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 by Jon

The CFL announced in a press conference today that Mark Cohon has been appointed the twelfth commissioner of the league. A search for a new commissioner began last year when it was announced Tom Wright’s contract would not be renewed past December 31, 2006.
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OC Jottings

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

  • August 31, 2007
    Retro Jersey? → Forgot to post this earlier. The ‘Riders are unveiling a retro jersey for 2007’s Labour Day Weekend game. Unfortunately, it has received a luke-warm to cool welcome. The old style jersey’s couldn’t be reproduced? I am sure there are many people with old replica or even game jersey’s in their basements that could be used. I mean, did some really have to draw the logo from memory? What people really wanted was the jersey with the old logo, pre-1985 when the logo was updated, not the 1966 jersey (scroll way down for that statement). #
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