So I'm watching SportsCentre tonight on TSN. Thinking I may see a word or two on the CFL. Especially since Milt Stegall was going for the touchdown record.
So the intro to the show starts with the music. They mention hockey. They mention baseball. They mention golf. They mention the top 10. But nothing on the CFL game TSN is showing tonight?
The sportscast starts. They talk about hockey. No problem there. The CFL must be next I thought.
Wrong. They go to a story on the Toronto Blue Jays. Who aren't even playing today? Then they show who cares baseball highlights. And of course steroid cheat Barry Bond gets a mention. Even though TSN doesn't cover baseball. Then its golf.
Then they go to commercial mentioning basketball and tennis as the next stories. No mention of any CFL related stories. And I mean basketball? Ahead of the cFL? What is up with that?
So they come back. Mention the basketball story which five people in Canada might care about. Then mention Wimbeldon.
Theres about ten minutes left in the show, so I'm about to turn the channel in disgust, when low and behold the CFL insignia appears on the screen, and the announcer mentions the CFL? Then they go to the panel? What?
This is how TSN promotes the CFL? By ignoring it? My problem is why didn't Sportcentre promote at the start of the show, or during the show, that they were going to have the CFL panel on their sportscast? So that CFL fans would hang around?
Either the people running TSN are idiots, or they have total disregard for CFL fans. I mean why else would they not even mention that the CFL panel would be appearing on the bloody show?
I just have to shake my head in wonderment. And it makes you wonder where the people on Sportcentre place the CFL in terms of importance. Obviously down the list.
Which is why I always say the CFL must be a great league to continue to grow and thrive despite the total lack of respect it gets from the Canadain media.