Again, I'm new to the league so go easy on me.lol
Anyway, although I only joined yesterday I've been lurking for a few months now and have seen almost all of the games on tv.
So here are my comments and questions: In a previous thread a poster stated that he likes the 3 receivers in forward motion rule because it puts more pressure on the db's. My question is, why would you want the db's to have more pressure on them? Shouldn't the receiver have to earn an advantage? Shouldn't their not be any preferential rules and everything should be earned not given as a freebie, which, in my opinion this rule does.
Secondly, the fact that the defense has to line up a yard off of the ball is awful. Basically every possession starts 1st and 9. Again, this rule gives the advantage to the offense, without having to earn anything.
Thirdly, the end zones are the size of New Brunswick. I'm not advocating a small one like the NFL but c'mon when the db has to stop for a water break while still back peddeling in the endzone, perhaps it's a bit to big?
So, although I think the CFL is more exciting than the NFL, (love the fast game clock) these three specific rules are so lopsided towards the offense I just don't get it. Someone said in another thread that it's ingrained in the canadian culture of free hand outs and not having to earn anything, sports socialism, if you will. I don't agree with that, but what is it then? Thanks