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CFL Congress Notes

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 by Jon

On Wednesday plenty of news came out of the 2007 CFL Congress in Montreal.

Ownership/Stadium Question a Gordian Knot for Winnipeg

Sunday, January 21st, 2007 by Jon

The question of privatizing the ownership of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after 77 years of being in public hands has Winnipeggers in knots. Currently, there is one proposal on the table from David Asper to assume 100% control of the team in exchange for a $65 million investment into a new stadium/commercial complex. Is the exchange of ownership worth giving up to get a new stadium built? Is a bold, swift stroke the only solution to this problem?

Stadium Deflation Leads to Future Debate

Saturday, January 13th, 2007 by Jon

When B.C. Place Stadium deflated after a large hole was torn in its air-supported roof during a storm January 5, it made national news. The last week has seen the work to repair the roof and find the cause of the rip and deflation given extensive coverage. Now the debate over the future of the stadium has started.

Analyzing the CFL-TSN TV Deal

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 by Jon

Earlier this week the Canadian Football League announced a new five-year exclusive broadcast and new media rights deal with TSNRDS starting in the 2008 season. The announcement was not a surprise, with the deal speculated on for months prior. Some factors of the deal have lead to questions about what affects a new deal will have on the broadcast landscape and the CFL. A full analysis of what the CFL gained and gave up provides the best tool to decide if this was a good deal.

Notebook – November 17, 2006

Friday, November 17th, 2006 by Jon

Grey Cup coverage, ten CFL questions, instant replay and more in this special Grey Cup edition of the Notebook.

OC Jottings

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

  • May 1, 2007
    Bombers Decide on Asper → The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced today they will start negotiating a binding letter of intent with Creswin Properties Ltd., which is owned by David Asper. A major announcement on the bid winner and no mention of Bomber ownership as part of the Asper proposal and where that stands with this negotiation? #
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