So Chad Kackert gets signed and the Toronto media scoff that it's created little buzz.....because the Toronto media under-reports the story. D'uh!
Perhaps more disturbing are the comments accompanying the column. This "bush league/farm league/2nd tier league" thing seems so pervasive there. I can't deny it exists elsewhere in Canada, particularly in big cities, but CFL bashing seems to be an obsessive hobby in T.O. - like it's some type of threat. I just don't get it. :roll: I just worry that these cretins are going to migrate West and spread their bile to the rest of us. Granted, some comments were supportive. But most were like these....
Shaft1974In Toronto, the Argos are probably the 5th team behind the Leafs, the Jays, the Raptors, and TFC. The aforementioned teams are owned by large and powerful entities that make sure they get enough media attention. It doesn't help, that the CFL is, let's just say it, a minor league or developmental league for the NFL. 95% of the CFL players couldn't make an NFL team roster. ...User ID:http://thestar.com/user/179482User IP:
4 Hours Ago· Reply· ShareibmetomI had to think hard to remember if I even watched the game so it's not just the Argos it's the CFL that lacks appeal; one guy owns a quarter of the league. ...User ID:http://thestar.com/user/178351User IP:
5 Hours Ago· Reply· Sharecristian.taneCFL is a second tier league and that's all the explanation needed. A city that has NHL, NBA and MLB teams is never going to truly care about the CFL, no matter how many titles the Argos win.
The NFL - now that would be a different story. If only we got a team. ...User ID:http://thestar.com/user/234978User IP:
5 Hours Ago· Reply· SharerhizzyThe Argos play in the CFL, which is an irrelevant league in the scope of North American sports. Championship or not, they will never generate as much buzz as teams in the major leagues do....User ID:http://thestar.com/user/229338User IP:
6 Hours Ago· Reply· SharedragongraveAt the end of the day, the argos don't generate buzz because they are a second rate team playing in a second rate league. End of story. This city cares more about the NFL, than they will ever about the CFL. The NFL took all their fans and keeps their attention with better athletes, betting, fantasy football and so on. The CFL has none of this and won't have any of this ever.