Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Somebody didn't think this through...

The Poppy Quarter - Flickr
The CFL announced yesterday they have changed the times of the Semi-Finals to be played on Sunday, November 11, to not interefere with local Remembrance Day ceremonies in Winnipeg. The new start time is 1:00pm CST, an hour later than the original start time of 12:00 noon, which in that regard is an hour later than the traditional start time of Remembrance Day ceremonies throughout the country, 11:00am local. There's actually a civic law in Winnipeg that prohibits performances and sporting events from starting between 9:00am and 1:00pm on November 11 of any year, and in the CFL's defence, everybody only knew the game was being played in Winnipeg just last Saturday. But, the CFL moved the start time for the East Semi-Final by an hour, the West Semi-Final in Regina is now at 4:00pm CST, and everybody's happy!
But wait. The East Semi-final's at 1:00pm Central Standard Time, which translates to 11:00am Pacific Standard Time.
Are there actually no Blue Bombers or Alouettes fans on the west coast, or was the league just not thinking right?


It's Me! said...

I'd say it's a safe bet that the number of Bombers OR Alouettes fans is pretty limited in BC. That being said, I think the fans that are there will be able to refrain from watching the game until the minute of silence is over.

Colin said...