It is time once again to voice my displeasure with the CFL for the late start to the Grey Cup game. We annually have to cowtow to the Eastern time zone and the rest of the country has to march lock step in line with Hogtown. The 4:30 start locally simply results in hundreds of thousands of fans reporting to work hungover because Grey Cup parties last well into the evening. The CFL makes claims to provide a product to all Canadians yet those watching in the Atlantic region must stay up into the wee hours of the morning to see the conclusion.
Why the league doesn't wise up to the fact that the game would be far better off being scheduled on Saturday, is beyond me. That way most fans have a day of rest prior to heading back to work and those making the trek to watch the game live have a travel day to get home without taking another day off work.
But, alas, expecting the CFL to make a decission based on what is best for the fans is expecting far too much!