No doubt the Argo's are a part of the CFL family but also require solid local ownership not always someone like Hamilton Businessman David Braley bailing them out, in a nine team league he owns two teams, who ever heard of anything so crazy in sports, just like the days of the CFL having two Roughrider teams, laughable.
This fan on the CFL Blog says it well about the MLSE and the Argo's and why many CFL fans should be concerned is that there is actually some talk about the Argo's being sold to TSN and other media groups to keep the team in Toronto and keep it viable for the CFL now I don't know about other CFL fans but the Argo's are not that important to have the CFL and TSN partner and buy the team, in that case move them to Halifax.
Postby Xvys » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:53 pm
One idea is having TSN/ESPN buy the Argos in a partnership with the league: TSN 60%, CFL 25%, ESPN15%, for example. This way all CFL teams could help the Argos, subsidizing them if necessary, along with the TV rights-holders in Canada & U.S...all having a stake in the Argos fortunes. To further entice their TV partners, the league could agree to cover 100% of losses over $2.5 million per season. But we all know the Argos will be a success relocated to a more-intimate football-specific stadium in the GTA. So losses are unlikely to be a factor.
The Argos could be promoted as America's Team on ESPN (and given prominence in Canada) with games scheduled to attract national audiences in the U.S. and Canada (i.e. Sunday 4:00 pm.) TSN and ESPN would be represented on the Argos Board of Directors, gaining international exposure for the team and league.