When the Canadian Football League concluded its two days of meetings in Baltimore yesterday, team owners were able to measure progress in small steps.
The aim of the meetings was to solidify the rapidly changing structure of the league.
"This year is a year for stabilizing," said Bill Comrie, owner of the B.C. Lions.
In addition to addressing the major problems, there were also these developments:
* The league made no decision on future expansion, but did establish a Team Services division to assist new franchises. Baltimore owner Jim Speros was designated to help set up the program.
* Speros asked the league to set up a rematch of B.C.'s 26-23 Grey Cup victory over Baltimore as the 1995 season opener here.
* John Ziemann, director of the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, made a presentation, requesting a spot for the band in the halftime show of the 1995 Grey Cup game in Regina, Saskatchewan.
* Calgary owner Larry Ryckman has temporarily stepped down as chairman of the expansion committee until his lease problems are resolved.
* The marketing committee discussed a name change for the league. "The plan is to have a new logo, definitely," said Speros, a member of the committee.
"And eventually we want a new image, a new name. But timing is important and we want to launch it properly."
* Commissioner Larry Smith said he hopes to implement a U.S. division by 1996, and said the CFL has drawn up schedules based on the possibility of a 12,- 13- and 14-team league.