An American as BOG Governor?

http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/news_story/?ID=201273&hubname=cfl

From TSN.ca, it's being reported that an American is on the short list for CFL Governor.

eeeek, never thought I'd see the day. However it goes on to say he has experiance in sports marketing.

he would sure be in the minority!!!

Sorry to split hairs, but I think you mean commissioner. He works for the governors.

Governors are the guys who own the teams and there's lots of precedent for Americans to own CFL teams.

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Find the best person for the job even if it means looking south of the border. We haven't had too much success with Canadians running this league so let's open it up.

[quote]Find the best person for the job even if it means looking south of the border. We haven't had too much success with Canadians running this league so let's open it up.[quote]

NO NO NO

We had the best person for the job and the BOG let him go. You get an American in here and you can kiss everything that is CANADIAN over time away, and the first thing to go will be the Canadian/Import Rule. Look what happened with the NHL when everything was taken over.
Do you not want one thing in this Country that for the most part is TRULY CANADIAN.
It's bad enough that the Canadian content of this team will be brought to its bare minium. That has been apparent since players have been cut and slashed, and Marcel has even been quoted as saying the Canadian contenet at best will only be was is required.
So now you put a Commisioniare in who is American and the Gem that is the CFL will be gone. Besides, there are only two people and maybe a third, and you all know who they are on the BOG who run this league according to them. Even I would be hard pressed to see them give control to an American unless he is going to be a puppet, which obviously Mr. Wright was not.

BEWARE and be scared It is a very scary time in the CFL.

EWARE and be scared It is a very scary time in the CFL.
Thats just paranoia. Do remember it was a Canadian Commish that over saw the U.S. CFL expansion. If an American is the best for the job then so be it. He will not tinker with the rules...he would be here to enhance the brand.

Hmmm! An anti-American, Canadian rhetoricist! Not too many of THOSE around nowadays, is there? Next, CheerGirl will be blaming Uncle Sam for the rapid decline of CBC Sports.

Well, blame Nancy Lee, CheerGirl!!! I do believe she's Canadian!

Give the job to the best qualified individual; he'll/she'll just be a lapdog for the "Ol' Buddy" Governors anyway!

The CBC does not need any help, they are killing themselves with our tax money

Amen to that CG!

Agreed, yes Larry Smith and his great idea to expand to the US.
I get a little tired of this anti-American crap too. So why don't we get rid of all the American players while we are at it, oh and all the American coaches and managers.

Bring on the best person for the Job!