CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by Palmer » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:17 pm

I won't miss him. Made Gary Bettman seem knowledgeable. Need a business/media relations guy. Must be a former player or executive who majored in business at school? Someone with a love for the CFL game and who wants to see it prosper.
Veteran
 
Posts: 598
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:30 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by Grover » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:33 pm

HfxTC wrote:
Grover wrote:
HfxTC wrote:In the CFL the Commish is a phoney titled anyway. He's really a glorified Office Manager.


A glorified manager that pulls in a $1M/yr salary. :wink:


Nowhere near that money. Where do you get that ?


If Trestman is making $600K/yr as a HC, then I figured the Commissioner would be at $1M

"According to Justin Dunk of 3DownNation.com, Trestman is to receive $600,000-plus per annum over a three-year deal."

How much do you think the next Commissioner is going to get paid?

What do you think Popps Salary is in TOR? I think Popp is pulling in way more than Trestman

There seems to be lots of $$$$ available in the CFL, just not any of it for the players. :?

http://leaderpost.com/sports/football/c ... es-players
Image
Thanks to @Doc_Dave for sig
User avatar
All-Star
 
Posts: 7761
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:35 am

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by BIGCAT » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:35 pm

Time to find a solid Canadian candidate with a passion for the game and a solid marketing or sports marketing background for the CFL.

We need more local Canadian talent just like local ownership to grow the game in Canada and into other future markets like Moncton, Halifax or Quebec City and yet have someone who can expend the TV, Radio, Web brand of the CFL to other markets outside of our country.

The CFL is a great game now we just need the right candidate to fuel the vision.

GO CATS GO!!!
All-Star
 
Posts: 1782
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:46 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by ArgoT » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:08 pm

BIGCAT wrote:Time to find a solid Canadian candidate with a passion for the game and a solid marketing or sports marketing background for the CFL.

We need more local Canadian talent just like local ownership to grow the game in Canada and into other future markets like Moncton, Halifax or Quebec City and yet have someone who can expend the TV, Radio, Web brand of the CFL to other markets outside of our country.

The CFL is a great game now we just need the right candidate to fuel the vision.

GO CATS GO!!!


:thup:
How about Keith Pelley the former Argo President?
All-Star
 
Posts: 4481
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:14 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by of course » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:38 pm

Last I saw of him, Pelley was president of the European Golf Tour. Switching jobs to be CFL commissioner would = a huge pay cut.
Starter
 
Posts: 142
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:06 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by vjcos » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:16 pm

Neil Lumsden, He's done just about everything in Football including Club President
the last time the Cats won a grey Cup
Starter
 
Posts: 287
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:13 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by slimjim2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:36 am

BIGCAT wrote:Time to find a solid Canadian candidate with a passion for the game and a solid marketing or sports marketing background for the CFL.

We need more local Canadian talent just like local ownership to grow the game in Canada and into other future markets like Moncton, Halifax or Quebec City and yet have someone who can expend the TV, Radio, Web brand of the CFL to other markets outside of our country.

The CFL is a great game now we just need the right candidate to fuel the vision.

GO CATS GO!!!


Orridge was a Canadian citizen, with a solid marketing and sports background, It is likely that he earned $1 Million a year.

He did have an impressive resume:

the Executive Director of Sports and General Manager, Olympics for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Orridge has overseen rights acquisitions, partnership management, revenue initiatives and program execution involving marquee sports properties and digital opportunities.

In his role as chief strategist and negotiator, he successfully secured the media rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games, the 2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Games, and the 2018 and 2020 Olympics.

Orridge structured a multi-year sub-licensing agreement to preserve and amplify the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast and brand. Under his direction, the 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup achieved record setting broadcast reach, digital consumption and profitability.

“I believe we are living in an age of seemingly limitless possibilities and the opportunities ahead for the Canadian Football League are second to none,” said Orridge, a graduate of Harvard Law School who will officially assume his new duties April 29th.

Previously, Orridge was the Chief Operating Officer and head of Global Business Development for Right to Play International, a charity that improves the lives of children and youth around the world in the areas of health, education and wellness.

He has also served as Vice-President, Corporate Strategic Planning for Mattel Inc, identifying growth opportunities and capturing emerging trends for this $5 billion company, and as Director, Sport Licensing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

His extensive resumé includes stints in the 1990’s as Director, Global Sports Marketing for Reebok International and as Assistant Executive Director of USA Basketball, where he played an important role in introducing the first “Dream Team” to basketball fans around the world.
All-Star
 
Posts: 1987
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:28 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by blackandgld » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:06 am

Pinball Clemens to the rescue!!
I also like the Neil Lumsden idea.
Need some name recognition for the position. Need to grow the league.
All-Star
 
Posts: 1832
Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 9:23 am

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by canadianfootballfan » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:40 am

Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Jeff.
User avatar
Veteran
 
Posts: 918
Joined: Tue May 26, 2015 8:52 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by slimjim2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:26 am

blackandgld wrote:Pinball Clemens to the rescue!!
I also like the Neil Lumsden idea.
Need some name recognition for the position. Need to grow the league.


.Pinball is a great motivational speaker but the commish job is about business/marketing etc
Cohon didn't know football either he was an NBA executive, John Tory or Tom Wright didn't know football either.
They need a CEO type person with connections and knows how to market the CFL, deal with TV contracts, player contracts.
The CFL HQ has enough football people.
Expect someone from the business community who you have never heard of, it won't be an ex-CFL player.
I bet it's someone from Rogers
All-Star
 
Posts: 1987
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:28 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by Palmer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:56 am

Sorry, but I find Pinball unbearable. Still think the best bet is a guy with a business background, or a sports business background.
Veteran
 
Posts: 598
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:30 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by Johnny Ticat slayer » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:05 am

HfxTC wrote:
Grover wrote:Could our very own Scott Mitchell step forward?


LMAO


Too funny! If Mitchell became CFL commissioner, he would keep the same boss... :D
"Shut up Wesley!" Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate 42354.7
User avatar
All-Star
 
Posts: 1533
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:52 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by Johnny Ticat slayer » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:12 am

Grover wrote:
HfxTC wrote:
Grover wrote:
A glorified manager that pulls in a $1M/yr salary. :wink:


Nowhere near that money. Where do you get that ?


If Trestman is making $600K/yr as a HC, then I figured the Commissioner would be at $1M

"According to Justin Dunk of 3DownNation.com, Trestman is to receive $600,000-plus per annum over a three-year deal."

How much do you think the next Commissioner is going to get paid?

What do you think Popps Salary is in TOR? I think Popp is pulling in way more than Trestman

There seems to be lots of $$$$ available in the CFL, just not any of it for the players. :?

http://leaderpost.com/sports/football/c ... es-players


No way is Popp making more than Trestman. Toronto wanted Trestman, so they paid him. They did not really want Popp, but hired him to get Trestman. If they are paying Popp as much or more than Trestman, then they are stupid.

The CFL commissioner makes less than that. No more than 500K Johnny says. A coach like Trestman is harder to find than a suit who will take orders from the CFL owners.
"Shut up Wesley!" Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate 42354.7
User avatar
All-Star
 
Posts: 1533
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:52 pm

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by HfxTC » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:43 am

The idea that Braley would agree to pay Orridge ONE MILLION dollars... :D
Everything I write is just an opinion formed from various sources. Some more reliable than others, it is expressed as a composite of facts, innuendos, emotions, personal experiences and complete fabulation into a gumbo for entertainment purposes alone.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
 
Posts: 34779
Joined: Fri May 19, 2006 10:09 pm
Location: Halifax

Re: CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge to step down

by schmenger » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:10 pm

Johnny Peanut Hotdog know it all. What is source for the comments regarding Tressman not Popp? Are you making this up for your own intertainment and just flapping your gums?
Starter
 
Posts: 215
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:12 pm

PreviousNext

Users browsing this forum: heapbag and 26 guests