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Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:29 pm
The XFL’s assets are all up for sale, including the league and team names, uniforms and equipment. There are odds on several potential buyers, including the CFL at +1,000.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/sportsbetti ... -odds/amp/
Maybe the Rider can get some new colours again. They adopted their current colours when somebody with the club stumbled on a set of green and white jerseys at a surplus store in the Chicago in 1948. Their colours were red and black prior to that.


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Good trivia Hambone. Few would have known that one.

Relieved to hear the WE deal was just an innocent mix up. Curious about that jet black hair though.


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Good trivia Hambone. Few would have known that one.

Relieved to hear the WE deal was just an innocent mix up. Curious about that jet black hair though.
Not many original thoughts from the rectangular province. Their colours came from a surplus store in Chicago. They grabbed their nickname when the Ottawa Rough Riders decided to switch to Senators in the mid 1920s. Their 2 fight songs were plagerized from Chelsea's "Blue is the Colour" and the Badgers' "On Wisconsin".


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Hambone wrote:
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Murdoch wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:57 am
Good trivia Hambone. Few would have known that one.

Relieved to hear the WE deal was just an innocent mix up. Curious about that jet black hair though.
Not many original thoughts from the rectangular province. Their colours came from a surplus store in Chicago. They grabbed their nickname when the Ottawa Rough Riders decided to switch to Senators in the mid 1920s. Their 2 fight songs were plagerized from Chelsea's "Blue is the Colour" and the Badgers' "On Wisconsin".
Love it. If only they could read then they would know.


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Saw this and found it interesting.

Designated C-22.
Introduced by the Minister of Health, Marc Lalonde.
Claimed it would protect the Canadian Football League, would allow the CFL to grow and develop its own distinct character
Of the mayors of the nine CFL cities at the time, only three were against the Canadian Football Act. They were the mayors of Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, also the biggest cities of Canada then and now, with two of them hosting teams from leagues that played a different code of football. Montreal played host to one of the World League of American Football teams, the Montréal Machine, in the early 1990s after their CFL team folded in the late 1980s. Toronto were hosts to an Arena Football League team for two seasons, the Toronto Phantoms.
After the bill passed second reading in the House of Commons of Canada, it was given to the Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Social Affairs, where it effectively died after the Northmen moved to Memphis
Clause 6 in the Act stated that no person that owns, operates, or manages a team in a league foreign from the CFL shall play in Canada. Subsection 2 stated that no player or member of the said team shall play in Canada, therefore if the bill passed and became law, it would effectively kill teams like the Northmen.
These facts were gathered from the actual debates held in the House of Commons from April 10 to April 28, 1974.


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Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:29 pm
The XFL’s assets are all up for sale, including the league and team names, uniforms and equipment. There are odds on several potential buyers, including the CFL at +1,000.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/sportsbetti ... -odds/amp/
Sold to Dwayne Johnson (the rock) for $15 m. If nothing else he is in cheap.


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Would think "The Rock" would have the connections to get a tv deal done if it ever came to that.

Possibly somewhat nice that he has a CFL connection but I would guess his interest is south of the border and will be interesting to see how fast this moves. Not exactly clear sailing with covid lingering.


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Yea, The Rock has tweeted a couple of times about being grateful to CFL/Wally for giving him a chance but when push came to shove, when he was in town filming a movie, he never came out to a game or practice. I'm not saying there is a lot of free time during a tight filming schedule but he could have taped something for the jumbotron or other promotional purposes. He just came and went. Nada.


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As large of an explosion yesterday in Beirut as I have ever seen and a tough way to learn about the hazards of chemical storage. If that didn't blow a hole through the ozone layer than likely nothing will. Sympathies to all affected.


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https://bleacherreport.com/articles/290 ... acc-big-12
With the news that a big segment of US College Football has been postponed (just made official today), it makes you wonder who will actually succeed in playing football during COVID-19. So far the SEC seems Trumpian in insisting on business as usual.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-footb ... ll-season/
The NFL--after they cancelled their preseason--might be just forestalling the inevitable debacle of the regular season (like MLB is going through right now).


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The situation for the NCAA is extremely complicated. Football gets all the press but they also have several other sports running concurrently. In the fall, in addition to football, they also run men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball and field hockey and men's and women's cross-country. And of course befor football is over men's and women's hoops and hockey start. All would require similar levels of risk mitigation.

Some of the star athletes who want to play say that they feel like they will be less at risk in the football environment than anywhere else. That is likely true. However the bubble concept isn't possible because they are students first who must interact with other students in any number of different situations. Cynics might say most are there to do as little as possible to maintain their academic eligibility enroute to pro sports. The reality is less than 10% go on to have a career in sports. The vast majority are there first and foremost to earn a degree.


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Tough to see the players caught in the middle. Fajardo says it is important to be sure of 2021, Would be really nice if they could put a few grand in the players pocket to help them out.


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Disappointed in how the pandemic separated the league between the executives and players. CFL has clearly demonstrated where their priorities lay.


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According to various media sources, the federal government has turned down the CFL's request for a $30-million interest-free loan. A league announcement on the fate of the 2020 season could come as soon as Monday.

Canadian federal government won’t provide CFL-specific financial package for 2020 season


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Marty York tweeting that it's a go. Speculated on a Tuesday announcement.


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