Statik, lest you forget, last time I checked hockey is Canada's no. 1 sport as deemed by most Canadians and others throughout the world, probably the only country in the world that has hockey as the uncontested no. 1 sport. To even think that football and the CFL, not the "major" leagues as many think, can rack up numbers in this country that are quite decent in their own respects and often even outdraw a "major" league baseball game, is really quite phenomenal. I mean it's weird, I like the fact you are saying 60,000 turned out for this in GB, it's great. I'll add that 92,000 showed up for an Alabama Crimson Tide spring intra-squad game. Maybe what you mean to say is that Canada is too focused on this hockey stuff when football, gridiron or soccer football, is THE game in most of the rest of the world and Canada should jump on the bandwagon more. Hockey played in an arena even with 20,000 can't beat a football atmosphere, especially when the people really take to the game like in the States or soccer in Europe with crowds that just love the game as the no. 1 sport in their country. We have some of these people in Canada, like myself for example, but not enough, most would rather be stuck in some arena cheering on a bunch of guys skating around on a piece of ice with a piece of lumber in their hands, glorified roller derby I say, I don't get it. Hockey is a good game but no thanks compared with football, especially as a spectator sport, do you agree?
I don't get why you or anyone want to trash football on either side of the border, to me that just means you aren't a true football fan in your heart. It's all football baby from kids leagues to the pros, either side of the border, 3 down, 4 down whatever. The name of the game is hitting, contact, blocking, running, passing etc. Heck, I even stop at playgrounds when I see kids playing the game and watch. Why? Because I am a true football fan, get it?
Oops, forgot, since you're talking NFL, the Vikes are going to crush the Pack led by old man Favre this year, the Pack are nothing, Favre doesn't have it any more.
One more thing bud, if people stopped going to CFL games and stopped watching on TV with the league running itself decently, like it is now, then that is not a reflection on the CFL or football, what it really would tell me is that Canadians are too dumb to realize what a great sport football, 3 or 4 down, is. Of course this isn't going to happen because I have faith in my countrymen that although many have been hit by a few too many rubber pucks in the noggin, there still is some grey matter left to know what is the truth.