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  1. Gopherbashi

    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Hey finally!
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    CPL General

    Didn't what's his face head coach of FCE pretty much tell everyone last week that Ottawa was in?
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Brennan just wants his owner salary and his manager salary. I wonder if they'll end up with enough season ticket holders to even cover his cost, let alone anyone else's. OFFC has season tickets for $400, same as York's proposed number, though the Fury also has discounted tickets for $250 closer to the goal line as well as a youth rate (I'd be shocked if York doesn't have a youth rate though it's kind of odd there hasn't been one mentioned so far). OFFC also gets you 19 games right now (vs CPL's 16) and a better experience than the York Lions stadium - not to mention a proven product. We'll have to see if they start re-evaluating their price once the volume doesn't show up, because it doesn't exactly seem like it's going to be a hot ticket item.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Yeah, putting it in terms of a pair of season tickets is a great wakeup call. I wasn't exactly happy with $400 for a seat beforehand, but $800 for a pair is just ludicrous. Like you, anyone I'd want to go with wouldn't enjoy two hours in the supporters section so those $199 tickets are irrelevant to me. Frankly, it's just not something I'm going to spend $800 on (it seems like the $50 club discount they've been advertising only applies when you become a member, so there's no way for the early birds to save money there). $500, probably. $600 would be a stretch, and frankly there'd have to be some kind of "but wait, there's more!" deal attached to it. $800 though? No way, no how. I'll let my $50 membership fee and $80 worth of merch from the opening go down as a sunk cost CPL investment before I throw that kind of money at this team.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    They can advertise baby-eating oilpatch conglomerates for all I care if there's some good sponsorship money behind it.
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    CPL General

    I'm really pumped for the Victoria announcement tomorrow so I can see what happens to the "next team countdown timer" on the website.
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    CPL General

    I'd be concerned if we had gone with the July 2018 start, but I don't know that blowing a bunch of money on advertising right now is a good use of money, when you won't actually have a product for nine months. Any casual fans you're reaching out to could easily forget by then (or might even be turned off if they go looking and find out your product doesn't exist). Also I just realised that any excessive celebrations during the world cup final today may lead to CPL kickoff babies.
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    CPL General

    BLACK ON BLACK
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    How are teams acquiring players?

    I assume it's going to be something like this: https://youtu.be/xat1GVnl8-k?t=1m42s
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    We wouldn't call ourselves part of Toronto, but I don't know of anyone in York Region who would consider themselves outside the GTA. Maybe the northern end of things, possibly. If I'm talking to people from the GTHA, I'd say that I'm from my town. If I'm talking to people from outside the GTHA, I'd say that I'm from Toronto, and then narrow it down as it came up in conversation. I don't see many situations where "I'm from York Region" would be something coming from my mouth (though it's more likely now than it would've been before the team was announced).
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Just for fun, I decided to see how much Argos season tickets cost for comparison, since they have a similar length season and don't exactly carry the same prestige as other teams in the city. You can get seasons behind the end zone at $159 for 9 games ($18/game) and seasons near the 20-yard line at $255 for 9 games ($28/game). Sure, not far off the York9 per-game prices... until you remember that the Argos' salary is probably 3-4 times higher and your game-day experience is York University rather than BMO.
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    CPL General

    [shitpost] Port City is Abbotsford confirmed. [/shitpost]
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    CPL General

    There's two options that I see as to why they'd hold back an announcement: 1) The team is ready to go but it's not in the league/team's interest to announce right now. This could either be to generate hype later on, or to not interfere with an ongoing season. The obvious example here would be OFFC. 2) The team is not ready to go, but they're working on it and expect it to be ready for next season. This would be an ambitious expectation considering the delays we've seen so far. This option would imply a team starting from scratch, ie. QC. If it were option 2, and team #8 were up in the air, I expect we'd be hearing about a 7-8 team launch. Considering that most comments seem to be about a "minimum 8 team launch" - implying that team #8 is ready to go but just not announced - I'd lean far more towards option 1.
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    CPL General

    I'm kind of surprised they didn't announce Hamilton with this group. Don't get me wrong, I'm not meaning to imply that there's some sort of huge issue and the whole thing is going to come crashing down, but it's got to be hell for the Hamilton fans to be still waiting when everyone else is out there. Especially when it would be a great opportunity to advertise the Hamilton team when you'll have 20,000 fans in their stadium tomorrow.
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    CPL General

    I love how they specify Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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