NFL Draft - CFL Implications

Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by HfxTC » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:29 pm

jamie wrote:Interesting. Why do you think it failed in the past? Too soon, before it's time?
I have no real idea or thoughts about the approximate numbers you've pulled up. Are you thinking that this network only broadcasts the games and is dead air for the most part outside of that. Or are you thinking its a 365 day a year broadcast with content. Is the template the NFL network?


Something like the NFL network crossed with the Netflix model. I think it could be included in Season ticket holders package maybe with a rebate. Maybe they pay 150 instead of 200 since they are likely missing out on at least 9 or 10 games attending live. So right there you've got close to half your 500 membership. You also can now sign up people anywhere. US, Europe...

You could introduce a spring arena league and add it to the package. Obviously the league's track record isn't one that gives me much faith they will look at the future till foreclosure stares them in the face.
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Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by GHT120 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:32 pm

Lyle B. Style wrote:... One rule I'd like the CFL to implement, but it might possibly be anti-trust is that CFL teams get first opportunity to roster any draft eligible players of Canadian heritage not selected in the NFL draft.

Thus, an NFL team would only be eligible to speak contract to a Canadian player if they burned a draft selection on him.

If they selected the player they could sign him, roster him, try him out, put him on the reserve/taxi list or cut him outright at any point.

If not the CFL gets first crack at the guy and could sign him for up to 2 years before the player is re-exposed to the NFL in free agency!

Any other thoughts on this?


How could the CFL, a business operating in Canada under Canadian law possibly make a rule that would bind the NFL, a business operating in the US under US law?
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Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by Grover » Mon May 01, 2017 9:02 am

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Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by slimjim2 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:29 am

HfxTC wrote:
jamie wrote:Grover...your idea of the CFL to contribute to the CIS is a very good one. A public partnership between CIS and CFL would be a great marketing tool for the football community. If there was a $1.00 CIS surcharge on tickets for CFL games sold would add approximately $1.6 M to CIS coffers. If the CFL matched that the CIS would receive over $3 M/year. Even if was $.50 per ticket the amounts would help.


The way to go for the CFL is to eventually have its own cable network that is likely to be streamed eventually. if the CFL gets 500k people to pay 200.00 a year that's a 100 million and they get to keep all the advertising money on top of that, your looking at another 25 to 50 million. That's 150 million minus the production costs. Probably 200k a game works out to about 18 million in expenses a year.

Leaving around 130 million for the teams, then you offer 5 to 10 million for the CIS broadcast rights and all of a sudden you are building something.

Looking at Cable television erosion. Its likely unavoidable.


But they have a cable network, it's called TSN.

I don't understand what you are suggesting?
Are you saying that the CFL would spend millions of dollars buying HD cameras, sound equipment, control booths, hiring staff such as camera men, production crew, play by play announcers, analysts etc, start up their own TSN type network for CFL football only?....................... :?
Have you seen the set up when TSN arrives at a stadium to broadcast football? the equipment? the mobile trucks? the huge amount of staff?

And what's the risk if they spend the millions and they don't get 500k subscribers?
At least TSN has dozens of other sports they can get ad revenue from, plus the 8 million subscribers.
It's far cheaper to have TSN pay the CFL $42 Million.
CIS football was dropped because no one is watching it.
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Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by RichardVeilleux » Mon May 01, 2017 4:19 pm

Has nothing to do with the upcoming CFL draft, but former BC Int. DE Alex Bazzie who was signed by the Colts of the NFL in the off-season, has been released today.

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Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by HfxTC » Mon May 01, 2017 6:21 pm

slimjim2 wrote:
HfxTC wrote:
jamie wrote:Grover...your idea of the CFL to contribute to the CIS is a very good one. A public partnership between CIS and CFL would be a great marketing tool for the football community. If there was a $1.00 CIS surcharge on tickets for CFL games sold would add approximately $1.6 M to CIS coffers. If the CFL matched that the CIS would receive over $3 M/year. Even if was $.50 per ticket the amounts would help.


The way to go for the CFL is to eventually have its own cable network that is likely to be streamed eventually. if the CFL gets 500k people to pay 200.00 a year that's a 100 million and they get to keep all the advertising money on top of that, your looking at another 25 to 50 million. That's 150 million minus the production costs. Probably 200k a game works out to about 18 million in expenses a year.

Leaving around 130 million for the teams, then you offer 5 to 10 million for the CIS broadcast rights and all of a sudden you are building something.

Looking at Cable television erosion. Its likely unavoidable.


But they have a cable network, it's called TSN.

I don't understand what you are suggesting?
Are you saying that the CFL would spend millions of dollars buying HD cameras, sound equipment, control booths, hiring staff such as camera men, production crew, play by play announcers, analysts etc, start up their own TSN type network for CFL football only?....................... :?
Have you seen the set up when TSN arrives at a stadium to broadcast football? the equipment? the mobile trucks? the huge amount of staff?

And what's the risk if they spend the millions and they don't get 500k subscribers?
At least TSN has dozens of other sports they can get ad revenue from, plus the 8 million subscribers.
It's far cheaper to have TSN pay the CFL $42 Million.
CIS football was dropped because no one is watching it.


You obviously are missing the point. Everything points to lower TV revenues from broadcasters in the future, not higher.
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Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by slimjim2 » Sun May 14, 2017 11:00 am

This guy Auclair at 6'5" and 245 lbs is making quite the impression at the Bucs mini-camp. Looks like an ideal tight end, he could be bouncing around the NFL for awhile.

http://3downnation.com/2017/05/12/rider ... mini-camp/
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Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by brianjoxx » Sun May 14, 2017 4:01 pm

Not sure how to make it work. BUT CFL needs a real draft. Something big.
Anyone who plays in CFL must have been drafted.??????
Present draft is crap. But I really don't no answer??
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Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by slimjim2 » Mon May 15, 2017 7:25 am

brianjoxx wrote:Not sure how to make it work. BUT CFL needs a real draft. Something big.
Anyone who plays in CFL must have been drafted.??????
Present draft is crap. But I really don't no answer??


But how could they change it? ??
The CFL draft is all about picking Canadians that have finished their last year at college, either CIS or NCAA.
If we didn't have a Canadian ratio then there would be no need for a draft.
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Re: NFL Draft - CFL Implications

by brianjoxx » Mon May 15, 2017 9:20 am

slimjim2 wrote:
brianjoxx wrote:Not sure how to make it work. BUT CFL needs a real draft. Something big.
Anyone who plays in CFL must have been drafted.??????
Present draft is crap. But I really don't no answer??


But how could they change it? ??
The CFL draft is all about picking Canadians that have finished their last year at college, either CIS or NCAA.
If we didn't have a Canadian ratio then there would be no need for a draft.


Just saying. Each team spends $500,000 for tryout camps. Another $200,000 yearly to scouts.

NHL went to central scouting system available to all teams. Still need a couple good player
evaluaters. One large tryout camp. Money saved goes to quality players.
Could be a two part draft same day, Canadian and non Canadian. Players on NFL tryouts will have to wait for next years draft.
Just conversation as CFL people are smart and knowledgeable.
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