Throughout the past year or so, I have listened to Mark Hebscher bad mouth the CFL.
He appears to have the feeling that Canada's own professional football league is second rate.
While I enjoy many of the productions on CH, Sportsline isn't one of them and only because
Hebscher won't give the CFL its due. He has also made little innuendoes regarding the CFL
that I find offensive, particularly when they are coming from a sportscaster who is on Hamilton's
local TV station. While I can't site any of his remarks, I am wondering if anyone else has
experienced the same thing or is getting the same impression as I, in that he considers the CFL
to be a lowly sport that doesn't deserve his time.
Meanwhile, he and Bubba go on and on about every other sport in the book, despite the fact
they may be out of season or IMO of little interst.
Recently, as we all know, Auggie Barrenechea retired after 9 stellar years as a Ticat and didn't
even get honourable mention from Sports Line.
I think the two hosts of this show may need a gentle reminder that Hamilton is primarily a
football town and it would behoove CHCH to give Mark and Bubba a gentle slap on the
wrists reminding them of that fact.
They may argue that Dan Welch ran the item on his segment of the sports news, but this
doesn't in any way, nulify the fact that Mark particularly, appears to disregard the CFL.