HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #341  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 3:41 AM
osmo osmo is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,550
The Argos brass of Copeland is pulling the same stunts that Braley has done.


They have cut the marketing budget - deeply - by half.

They have cut the freebies to paper the house.

Off Field, promotions have been scaled back.

With marketing, I remember last year you saw Ads all over town promoting the Argos and the move to BMO Field. It still didn't help, but the visual awareness was at least out there and did end up luring some new people to the park.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #342  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 4:03 AM
TorontoDrew's Avatar
TorontoDrew TorontoDrew is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,635
They've cut it all because it's like flushing money down a toilette. The CFL is dead in T.O. even my phones tried to auto correct the CFL to NFL. Nobody in Toronto cares about the Argos.
__________________
The One, "a form of hybrid top down construction" Sam Mizrahi
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #343  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 4:09 AM
Andy6's Avatar
Andy6 Andy6 is online now
Starring as himself
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto Yorkville
Posts: 7,727
Quote:
Originally Posted by TorontoDrew View Post
They've cut it all because it's like flushing money down a toilette. The CFL is dead in T.O. even my phones tried to auto correct the CFL to NFL. Nobody in Toronto cares about the Argos.
It wasn't advertising that brought fans back to the Blue Jays. It was winning. I think they're adopting the same strategy.
__________________
crispy crunchy light and snappy
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #344  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 4:37 AM
esquire's Avatar
esquire esquire is offline
Think about Winnipeg.
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,893
I interrupt this riveting discussion about Toronto Argonauts marketing to mention that former CFLer and present-day finance exec Randy Ambrosie is about to be named the CFL's new commissioner.

http://www.tsn.ca/report-ambrosie-to...ioner-1.791833
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #345  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 11:38 AM
Andy6's Avatar
Andy6 Andy6 is online now
Starring as himself
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto Yorkville
Posts: 7,727
Quote:
Originally Posted by esquire View Post
I interrupt this riveting discussion about Toronto Argonauts marketing to mention that former CFLer and present-day finance exec Randy Ambrosie is about to be named the CFL's new commissioner.

http://www.tsn.ca/report-ambrosie-to...ioner-1.791833
I don't quite get how Naylor "confirmed" the Free Press story. Is he a CFL spokesman? I would have thought journalistic etiquette would be to humbly credit Hamilton with his scoop, rather than to imply that you are finishing a job that was only halfway done by giving the story a spurious "confirmation".

Now back to the Argos.
__________________
crispy crunchy light and snappy
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #346  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 1:54 PM
25grapes's Avatar
25grapes 25grapes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 326
"Now back to the Argos"

Hahaha nice.

If it is indeed true, I like the sounds of hiring of Ambroise. I'm not old enough to know him as a player but being in the accounting/finance industry I can appreciate the incite from that aspect he can bring to the league. Being optimistic, I hope being a former player Ambroise can shed some sort of common freaking sense on what the league should do with challange/video replay.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #347  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 1:58 PM
Coldrsx's Avatar
Coldrsx Coldrsx is offline
Community Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 51,483
T-minus 36hrs
__________________
"The destructive effects of automobiles are much less a cause than a symptom of our incompetence at city building" - Jane Jacobs 1961ish

Wake me up when I can see skyscrapers
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #348  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 3:14 PM
cjones2451's Avatar
cjones2451 cjones2451 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Port Moody, BC
Posts: 653
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy6 View Post
I don't quite get how Naylor "confirmed" the Free Press story. Is he a CFL spokesman? I would have thought journalistic etiquette would be to humbly credit Hamilton with his scoop, rather than to imply that you are finishing a job that was only halfway done by giving the story a spurious "confirmation".

Now back to the Argos.
I think he realized he f*cked up and tweeted credit to Jeff Hamilton after

https://twitter.com/TSNDaveNaylor/st...35395673464832
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #349  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 3:20 PM
jawagord's Avatar
jawagord jawagord is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calgary
Posts: 740
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldrsx View Post
T-minus 36hrs
Any truth to the rumour Connor McDavid is going to buy the Eskimos with his lunch money? Hope you get good weather and a good crowd, CFL deserves more love.
__________________
The human ability to innovate out of a jam is profound. That's why Darwin will always be right and Malthus will always be wrong - K.R.Sridhar

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. - M.Tyson
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #350  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 7:51 PM
25grapes's Avatar
25grapes 25grapes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 326
CFL TV ratings drop 11 per cent in week one
Posted on June 29, 2017 by 3Down Staff // 0 Comments
The CFL has taken a TV ratings hit to open the 2017 regular season.

While the season-opener between Montreal and Saskatchewan was watched by 851,000 across Canada, making it the most-watched opener in four seasons, the English-language number for TSN was just 620,000 – less than the 692,000 that tuned in to 2016 CFL lid-lifter between Hamilton and Toronto.

Overall, the average English-language viewership for the four games in week one this season was 521,000, compared to a 592,000 average in 2016. That’s a decline of 11.2 per cent.

That said, the CFL should get a bump from the opening of new Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Saturday… assuming the entire province of Saskatchewan isn’t at the game.

Week 1 English language CFL ratings

Thursday
Saskatchewan at Montreal: 620,000

Friday
Calgary at Ottawa: 457,000

Saturday
Edmonton at B.C.: 596,000

Sunday
Hamilton at Toronto: 422,000
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #351  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 2:23 AM
Acajack's Avatar
Acajack Acajack is online now
Monsieur Sainte-Nitouche
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vieux Canada
Posts: 32,532
Quote:
Originally Posted by 25grapes View Post

While the season-opener between Montreal and Saskatchewan was watched by 851,000 across Canada, making it the most-watched opener in four seasons, the English-language number for TSN was just 620,000
So about 230,000 on RDS. The Alouettes' ratings in French are remarkably consistent, always between 200-250k.
__________________
A pox on both your houses.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #352  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 4:14 AM
Boris2k7's Avatar
Boris2k7 Boris2k7 is offline
Majestic
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Calgary
Posts: 12,020
Great couple of games by Ottawa and Calgary. Way to open up a season.
__________________
"The only thing that gets me through our winters is the knowledge that they're the only thing keeping us free of giant ass spiders." -MonkeyRonin

Flickr
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #353  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 6:59 AM
tomthumb2's Avatar
tomthumb2 tomthumb2 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Calgary
Posts: 661
Wow this might be the best beginning to the season in a long time. Keep it going!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #354  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 12:41 PM
esquire's Avatar
esquire esquire is offline
Think about Winnipeg.
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,893
Even though Calgary got the win, I think weeks 1 and 2 will put to rest any notions that Ottawa is a lucky fluke team. They looked good. Spencer looked great out there... I'm a little surprised the Argos let him get away. The entire offence looked to be in sync with Harris looking very steady, and the O-line creating plenty of opportunities. Calgary's obviously a great team but Ottawa is really solid.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #355  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 1:54 PM
lrt's friend lrt's friend is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by esquire View Post
Even though Calgary got the win, I think weeks 1 and 2 will put to rest any notions that Ottawa is a lucky fluke team. They looked good. Spencer looked great out there... I'm a little surprised the Argos let him get away. The entire offence looked to be in sync with Harris looking very steady, and the O-line creating plenty of opportunities. Calgary's obviously a great team but Ottawa is really solid.
The RedBlacks made too many mistakes, something they were prone to last year as well. They need to tighten up or it could be a long season.

Trevor Harris played well enough for a win but the special teams and at times, the defense did not.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #356  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 3:06 PM
25grapes's Avatar
25grapes 25grapes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 326
^ Ottawa's O line was terrible last night. It looked like Harris was a little slow getting rid of the ball with his arm being nicked up but for Christ sakes big boys, help him out a little.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #357  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 3:17 PM
esquire's Avatar
esquire esquire is offline
Think about Winnipeg.
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,893
Quote:
Originally Posted by 25grapes View Post
^ Ottawa's O line was terrible last night. It looked like Harris was a little slow getting rid of the ball with his arm being nicked up but for Christ sakes big boys, help him out a little.
I admit I didn't watch the entire game but from what I saw, it looked to me like they held their own against Calgary's front 7, created some good holes and what not. Although I do see from the stat sheet that Calgary got 4 sacks on the night, so maybe not the greatest protection.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #358  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 3:36 PM
25grapes's Avatar
25grapes 25grapes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 326
^ They cleaned it up in the 4th quarter especially Gott and like you said created some holes for the RB. But I thought they were terrible in the 1st half and much of the 3rd qtr.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #359  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 8:29 PM
JHikka's Avatar
JHikka JHikka is offline
Haru Urara
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 4,950
I really don't want to start raising any red flags but the attendance in Calgary last night was the lowest for a Stampeders game in twenty years. 24,613 is the lowest attendance for a regular season game in Calgary since Week 6, 1997 against Winnipeg.

It's easy to give Toronto a hard time but nobody seems to be raising this point about last night's game.

Please don't chase me out with pitchforks.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #360  
Old Posted Jun 30, 2017, 8:39 PM
esquire's Avatar
esquire esquire is offline
Think about Winnipeg.
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,893
Quote:
Originally Posted by JHikka View Post
I really don't want to start raising any red flags but the attendance in Calgary last night was the lowest for a Stampeders game in twenty years. 24,613 is the lowest attendance for a regular season game in Calgary since Week 6, 1997 against Winnipeg.

It's easy to give Toronto a hard time but nobody seems to be raising this point about last night's game.

Please don't chase me out with pitchforks.
Have you ever actually watched a CFL game, or is your interest mainly limited to scouring attendance and viewership numbers so that you can find negative things to post here?

I am genuinely hard pressed to remember a comment of yours in this thread that wasn't in the vein of "oh oh, here's some ominous news"

Honestly, if you find the CFL that uninteresting, why not go find something else to do?
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:22 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.