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 11 
 on: Today at 01:17:27 AM 
Started by Tiger - Last post by blue_gold_84
You make a good argument.  However, I would say:

1.  Single rich owners seem able to weather losses better than ownership groups IMHO.  They are in a group because none of them have the cash to get it done on their own.

2.  Splitting the 40 million 10 ways is $900k less than splitting it 9 ways.  That?s almost half of the Bombers net profit last year. 

3.  I love what they have done in Ottawa, but there are at least three key differences.  Ottawa has way more people, higher per capita income, and a much longer CFL tradition (even if they folded twice).


For the record, I hope I?m wrong too.  I don?t think they have the business case to get a stadium, but if they do, I?ll definitely adopt them as my second favorite team.  I?ll just be surprised, that?s all....

1. What evidence is there to show single rich owners weather losses better than ownership groups, especially as far as the CFL goes?

2. $40M / 9 = $4.44M
    $40M / 10 = $4.00M

Each team would effectively give up approx. $444K by adding an additional franchise. Where are you getting $900K?

3. Of course there are unique and separate challenges relative to each market, which is what a potential owner/ownership group must evaluate and manage prior to committing to anything. As we know, this situation in Halifax remains in the very early stages and viability has to be determined over time and with due diligence to those unique and separate challenges.

Regarding population figures, a direct base of 400K+ with an additional ~200K outside of the HRM within roughly 100 km is still a very strong number. If a large population were a determining factor, Montreal, BC, and Toronto would all attract more fans to their respective team's home games.
As for income per capita, the HRM isn't exactly suffering according to data from Statistics Canada: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/famil107a-eng.htm
The CFL is relatively affordable, anyway. If ticket prices are structured similarly to those of other teams, I see no reason why affordability would be a concern.
I also still fail to understand the tradition aspect as being some significantly problematic hurdle. I could see if there were zero interest for football in The Maritimes but all indications are there appears to be a passionate fanbase wanting football there. Every sports franchise has to start somewhere; that's how traditions are born. I mean, there's already a maritime tradition of sorts at GC Week, anyway.

I agree with you completely on the stadium being the most significant hurdle here. Until that situation is made clearer, everything else hangs in the balance. It'll be something worth watching closely in the months to come.

 12 
 on: Today at 01:14:02 AM 
Started by gbill2004 - Last post by GCn17
Sadly he is one of many...just got caught.
Explains too as said by others how he all of sudden went from average to fairly dominant

Guess we will see how his play now will be wherever he lands and if it truly enhanced it

Its a fine line between a backup and a starter in this league. Obviously he needed the PEDs. I have to now wonder if his retirement after his trade to Saskatchewan may have been to avoid a drug test being requested of him at the time.

 13 
 on: Today at 01:12:59 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by pjrocksmb
I think he is saying just that, and i think he's right. We have a narrow window of time to go all in. This definitely has to be the year.

I can see the logic in that, fair enough.  Too early to know who all is coming back to know the power of our ball club.  I would argue that we are not quite their yet but I hope I'm wrong.  I would be a little more patient.  Depending on how the West plays this year, we could be in tight again in the playoffs.  Lots changes every year in the CFL so it's hard to say.  Never been a big fan of playing the rental market for players.  More a low and slow buy and fix it up, rather then rent kinda guy LOL.

 14 
 on: Today at 01:09:41 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by GCn17
I was speaking to the future of the QB position.  I don't really understand some of your post, it's confusing and has a couple typos.  Are you suggesting we go all in while we have our current mix of vets in place?

I think he is saying just that, and i think he's right. We have a narrow window of time to go all in. This definitely has to be the year.

 15 
 on: Today at 01:05:53 AM 
Started by gbill2004 - Last post by pjrocksmb
I liked what I saw from the Als RBs last season.

 16 
 on: Today at 01:04:44 AM 
Started by gbill2004 - Last post by pjrocksmb
Yes and I think Hurl was the elephant in the room there. Aside from Hurl and the DL, I don?t recall any other significant rotations on D.

DBs rotated briefly, more when we were hurt and more when we really struggled / had our really bad blow outs

I love the rotation on the DL, nice to see more bodies get reps both for the player impact and the ability for more guys to participate and develop.

 17 
 on: Today at 01:03:08 AM 
Started by Tiger - Last post by pjrocksmb
great idea and get it done, coast to coast for the CFL, how great would that be!

 18 
 on: Today at 12:59:29 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by pjrocksmb
Is "working for the future" worth costing us (an older team with high priced veterans) a season in which afterwards half our oline woll be free agents along with Dressler, Harris and others?

I was speaking to the future of the QB position.  I don't really understand some of your post, it's confusing and has a couple typos.  Are you suggesting we go all in while we have our current mix of vets in place?

 19 
 on: Today at 12:55:55 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by pjrocksmb
The fact he isn't supposed to be the starter IS the huge difference...night and day... is durant better than lefevour?  I am sure he is...make the move if it is ok with SMS..

My comparison while not perfect does sum up my opinion of QBs at the twilight of their career.  Not worth the risk, the price you pay for less development and the limited upside they (old vets) can bring.  Durant has been a reasonably good CFL QB but not lights out good consistently.  He has declined.  I would rather develop and be patient and hope Nichols can play most of our games.

An example where you put faith in a vet (Austin) based on his resume and it fails.

 20 
 on: Today at 12:50:16 AM 
Started by Horseman - Last post by pjrocksmb
Honestly I think we are beyond the cusp already...it is a positive organization!!

I like your attitude!

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