Just caught this on the Globe and Mail site:[url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/argos-owners-want-team-to-move/article1379458/]http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/f ... le1379458/[/url]
Give me a freeakin' break!! First the Argos owners want the rest of the league's teams to subsidize their team...one that plays in the largest corporate community and most populated region in the country. And NOW, becuase they haven't been able to make a go of it in downtown Toronto and can't afford to build (or apparently even renovate) their own stadium, they're considering asking the CFL to allow them to play on a shortened field!!!
I'm sorry, but despite S+C rescuing the Argos 6 years ago and I know they're nice guys...but the time has come to have someone buy these guys out. No wonder no one takes the Argos seriously in Toronto.
I understand the interest in moving to a smaller outdoor stadium (and personally I don't necessarily think it will be the saving grace for the team that many assume it would be), but unless BMO is reconfigured to accommodate a CFL Field and expanded to at least 30K, that stadium has no business being used for CFL ball.
I can't believe the league would even allow the Argo's to float this out there. I think one of the worst things the CFL ever did was allow those American teams to play in those ridiculous stadiums that couldn't accommodate the CFL field. The CFL-sized field is one of those elements that makes the CFL what t is. Like 3 downs, a rouge and Canadian players.
I would be absoilutely disgusted as a CFL fan to watch a CFL game in the country's largest city on a makeshift field like that. Bad enough the Argo's can't get 50-60K fans out to watch every game, but this would be an abomination.