2015 Schedule

Schedule comes out today. Lions will have a bye week to open the season:

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If that's true, what's this:

http://cal.cfl.ca/cfl

But if thats true, what is this?

http://cfl.ca/2015releasert

The stupid CFL won’t release the Schedule until they get 10K tweets!
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We have now reached the point where social media becomes irritating!!!

Drew Edwards ?@scratchingpost 3m3 minutes ago
This schedule thing has been going on 45 minutes & the #CFL has less than 1K Tweets. They need 10K. Somebody wake up Saskatchewan.

Apolgies. I somehow managed to insert my comment (below) in the middle of a "quote" in the post above.

Stupid indeed! Tease and p.o. your good and loyal fans with a juvenile attempt to attract new interest.
Would Mark Cohon have gone along with this? I don't think so and certainly hope not.

8) Rinky Dink, to say the least !!! :oops:
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It's a great idea. Stop complaining, and start tweeting!

Arash Madani seems to have a copy of the Schedule

Arash Madani ?@ArashMadani 8m8 minutes ago
Per #CFL sources: Winnipeg vs. Toronto (pre-season) at Varsity stadium on June 9… Montreal vs. Ottawa pre-season at Laval on June 13.

Per #CFL sources: Week 1 is Ottawa-Montreal June 25, Hamilton-Calgary on June 26 and June 27 is Edm-Tor (in Fort McMurray) then Wpg-Sask.

Labour Day will be restored in Southern Ontario: Argos and Ti-Cats to meet at Tim Hortons Field at 1 pm on Monday, Sept 7.

Per #CFL sources: The Hall of Fame game will be Aug. 27 in Saskatchewan. Another Stamps-Riders rivalry game.

Week 1 at Montreal; Home opener July 4 vs. BC Lions.

Re-match of Grey Cup 101 will go Sunday, July 26 in Regina when the Ti-Cats visit the Roughriders.

Season ends with Winnipeg-Toronto on Nov 6, Hamilton-Ottawa and Calgary-BC on Nov. 7 and Saskatchewan-Montreal on Nov. 8.

Arash Madani seems to have a copy of the Schedule

Arash Madani ?@ArashMadani 8m8 minutes ago
Per #CFL sources: Winnipeg vs. Toronto (pre-season) at Varsity stadium on June 9... Montreal vs. Ottawa pre-season at Laval on June 13.

Per #CFL sources: Week 1 is Ottawa-Montreal June 25, Hamilton-Calgary on June 26 and June 27 is Edm-Tor (in Fort McMurray) then Wpg-Sask.

Labour Day will be restored in Southern Ontario: Argos and Ti-Cats to meet at Tim Hortons Field at 1 pm on Monday, Sept 7.

Per #CFL sources: The Hall of Fame game will be Aug. 27 in Saskatchewan. Another Stamps-Riders rivalry game.

Week 1 at Montreal; Home opener July 4 vs. BC Lions.

Re-match of Grey Cup 101 will go Sunday, July 26 in Regina when the Ti-Cats visit the Roughriders.

Season ends with Winnipeg-Toronto on Nov 6, Hamilton-Ottawa and Calgary-BC on Nov. 7 and Saskatchewan-Montreal on Nov. 8.

Shrug

They will release when they release it. I never did understand the big deal with seeing the schedule months before it starts.

Then again, maybe it's just because of my work I can't possible plan things that far ahead. Maybe I'm in the minority.

If Arahs Madani's info is right it does make the league look bush - that it is a reporter from the non rights holding Sportsnet who leaks some of the key points of the scheule. About 2000 more tweets needed.

Actually quite the opposite Travel. If Sportsnet is THAT interested to have one of their employees get that info, shows that they definitely have an interest in the CFL. :thup:

And we've hit 10,000 so here is the schedule.

http://cfl.ca/5kv3sia2xq

10 K made now page has crashed!!!

We're obviously on opposite sides in this discussion, blue tees.

My reasons for calling it "stupid" are that the league is annoying, and interfering with the work of, many reporters across the country who cover it. The league is also annoying many of its most devoted fans. And, it's embarrassing its broadcaster TSN as it gets scooped by an opposing network because of going along with the league's publicity stunt. One of those reporters, our own Drew Edwards reports "fishy number drops" which could suggest that the league may have realized the error of its ways and is hurrying things up to release the schedule before their ransom demands are truly met.

I, for one, would be quite interested in knowing what makes you believe "It's a great idea."

Cool idea, something different using social media. :thup: Mainstream media has it's place but is becoming less relevant each day and not just in sports.

Now that it's been released, and after just a quick study, the Cats have 3 short week games in a row in August and an extra short-week game in October. The ideal is playing on the same day of the week which would give them 6 non-playing days between games. They only get 5 between each of those 3 games in a row in August and the middle game is in Edmonton. The worst week is in October -- a Sunday afternoon in Montreal, followed by a Friday night in BC -- only 4 non-playing days between those games combined with their longest trip and worst time adjustment. That's tough! I don't think the coaches would consider this a good schedule.

The worst week (but Toronto faces the same thing) is playing Labour Day Monday afternoon in Hamilton and that Friday night in Toronto just 4 days later..

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2 possibly 3 CFL games played in Fort Mac!
CFL selling the game to northern Alberta.
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And some people thought Guelph was bad!