Good points deer especially with the CFL and TSN idea and the relaxing and I will say the rejoicing in some ways. I would be concerned if the NFL started losing ratings, that would not be good for football at all. As I say, I think we are very lucky that the NFL became as big as it did, it was a very poor sister to baseball for so much of this century except for the last 25 years or so, thanks to Pete Rozelle. Baseball has been hurt from this, all NFL games are on TV now and it really shows the difference that by and large, football translates to TV better than baseball. Look at the Blue Jays attendance after the big hype of the Skydome opening when they were in the 4 mill range, now in about the 2 mll range, half. That would not happen with an NFL team in Toronto, the NFL is the media sports king. I know myself watching NFL gets me more excited for the CFL season to start.
Even if the CFL went caput, that would have no effect on the NFL ratings in the US or Canada, they would continue to be strong and continue to be more dominant than baseball. That's the main thing for me, the Grey Cup keeps going no matter if there is a CFL or not, as long as college football exists and junior. Don't get me wrong, I love our CFL and will continue to be a season ticket holder for as long as I can but I'm not going to lose any sleep over if the CFL should ever fold, lots of CIS football and the Grey Cup is still being vied for, in fact vied for by more parts of the country and more teams than now is the case. And with the NCAA going strong as well as the NFL in the US, it still will have kids wanting to play in Canada, little league, high school, junior, university, again, NCAA helps keep football going in Canada I believe. Lots of football hype with the NCAA.
And the Jays are only one team in Canada and few other pro baseball teams in Canada, it's dying as a spectator sport in this country.