Enoch, Alberta?

Just wondering why the overtime press release on the CFL main page came from Enoch, Alberta? anyone have any ideas?

March 05, 2010

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.

I heard something about them wanting to move the league offices into the heartland of Canadian football…and to save on rent. :wink:

I heard it's the next in line in potential expansion sites after London, Halifax, Moncton, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Windsor, Victoria, White Horse, Yellowknife, and Bismarck, North Dakota.

It's like a resort just outside Edmonton. The league may be at the hotel there for a meeting is my guess.

Yeah, the league is ahving meetings...so they must be staying there.

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. . .

Spring Rolls?

They could be like the WHL and hold their meeting in Vegas.

Popular spots are Florida, Arizona, and Nevada. At least the CFL made an effort to support itself locally.

Sadly the CFL holds winter meetings in Florida too. They;ve done so ever since Wetenhall came into the league. Apparently he must have a place there.

A lot of teams use the opportunity to tie in their free-agent camps in locales with a lot of supply and little demand ( for football players ).

Maybe they should build a multi-use facility somewhere in a central canadian location that could host meetings. hmmmm.....

He lives there, http://en.montrealalouettes.com/page/robert-wetenhall

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.

Thats where the league meetings are.

An Enoch sounds like a short furry critter from Star Wars :lol:

Ah, the Ewoks... :lol:

Enoch is an indian reserve, and several years ago they decided to cash in on the same money-making scheme as the tribes in the US did, and opened a big casino/hotel/concert venue.

braily could try to buy some more teams in a card game

I grew up in Edmonton and I'm ashamed to say I've never heard of Enoch :oops:

Maybe you haven't heard of it, but Conan has. His tour is making stops to 3 major centres in Canada...Toronto, Vancouver and Enoch. :stuck_out_tongue:

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That's funnier than Conan! :lol: