Pictou Advocate sports

Not at all excited over CFL chances

The questions have been thrown downfield in my direction more and more frequently in the last few months. Like a reliable wide receiver awaiting accurate passes, each time I attempt to respond with at least some form of acknowledgement. Whether I’ve run into an acquaintance in a local restaurant, or been approached by a total...

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It’s deja vu all over again

In 1984, I found myself in the middle of J.I. Albrecht’s strong-minded vision to bring a Canadian Football League franchise to the Halifax-Dartmouth region. Albrecht, the flamboyant former executive with several National Football League and CFL organizations, was working seven days and seven nights a week to turn his dream — the Atlantic Schooners —...

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That last time the CFL knocked

It was in early 1983. J.I. Albrecht, the passionate and intense football executive, was several months into a personal crusade to bring a Canadian Football League franchise to Halifax. I was 24 years into my service with The Chronicle Herald and writing a daily sports column. Since Albrecht came to town the previous year, our...

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