I remember watching a few odd games of Canadian football back when I was a kid in the mid 80s and thinking it was neat (not old enough to know the difference really).
Watched a lot of games in the 90s when Doug Flutie was tearing things up up there. Remember watching that one Grey Cup game when I think he played for Toronto, that was played in driving snow! Best game I have seen. Remember watching a few Baltimore games... not hearing any of the news leading up to this, I found it odd that there was an american team playing canadian football! :o Little did I know that there were more of them!
What ever channel used to cover the CFL stopped, and I have not seen it for 10 years now.
I recently found out that a former Nebraska Cornhusker (I'm a life long Husker and alum) plays for Calgary, so I started looking into the sport again.
I even wrote a letter to my cable provider urging them to carry one of the networks that airs CFL games.
From what I remember the Canadian code of gridiron was faster, more passing, more wide open, with fewer and shorter stopages. Players were more blue colar, and less flash. THis is what has turned me off of the NFL. The players are no longer 'one of us'. They are more of the People Magazine, rock star sorts. There are some good guys in the league, but having many millions of dollars seems to change a guy. CFL seems to be filled with guys that above all love the game, and play their hearts out.
Anyways, glad I found this place, and hope to visit with many of you in the future.
Cheers from Nebraska!