Now that it's past the end of March (which is when "they" said they'd have an announcement about Ottawa by), coupled with the new commish finally being in power, I figure it's just a matter of time before we hear something about the Ottawa situation.
I'm still optimistic that they'll be able to reach an agreement with the Palmer group. They seem to have the biggest issue, the money, sorted out. Anything else should be relatively easy to agree on. I'm guessing the biggest hurdle is the expansion draft, ie, how many players can be protected on each existing team.
I also don't think that it's a bad sign that March has come and gone without any announcement. These things never go on schedule. Considering Mark Cohon takes his office on April 17, I'd expect an announcement by the end of April or, at the latest, mid-May. If the announcement is what we're hoping for, that the team is back, they'll still have plenty of time (including the entire 2007 season, the best time for marketing) to get ready for 2008.
Either way, I'm checking the main page every day, hoping for a story on the return of the Renegades. Or Rough Riders. Or whatever they're called; as long as the CFL is back in Ottawa!