Just wondering why the overtime press release on the CFL main page came from Enoch, Alberta? anyone have any ideas?
March 05, 2010
A NEW TWIST ON THE CFL'S OVERTIME RULES
Rules committee recommends two-point converts after fans call for "tweaks" to overtime
ENOCH, Alta. -- The Canadian Football League may be about to inject even more suspense into its popular "shootout" overtime format.
The league's rules committee is recommending that teams that score a touchdown in overtime be required to go for a two-point convert by running or passing the ball into the end zone instead of kicking for a single point.
The proposal goes to the league's Board of Governors, which has the final say, later this Spring.
"The rules committee decided that the two point convert will make an exciting approach to overtime even more exciting, with a pass or run with the game potentially on the line replacing a kick that has become relatively routine," said Tom Higgins, the CFL's Director of Officiating.
LOL. . . you forgot about the Milwaukee Beer Barons. . .
Mind you Mrs MadJack and I are currently in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. . . they have a nice (soccer) stadium here. . . we were thinking of trying to put an expansion franchise here. . . but couldn't come up with a catchy nickname for the team. . .
Given that so many players in the CFL come from the US and more than one owner lives there, it doesn't bother me that they hold a meeting there, as long as the CFL Congress, the biggest meeting, remains in Canada. Besides, heading south to warmer states, including Florida, during the winter is something of a Canadian tradition anyway.