When a head coach makes the kind of decision that Tim Burke did before this game against Hamilton, to keep his starters at home, and provide such a poor display to PAYING CUSTOMERS, he and the football team should be fined and punished.
From Steve Milton...
" Not sure if the CFL can do anything about this, but you can't have a team coming into the final exhibition game with virtually no starters in the dressing room. One of the contributors to that is the short time between the last pre-season games and the first in-season one. The league has to look this one directly in the eye, to see if it can prevent this insult to the paying fans. No one learned much about anything Thursday night, which isn't much return from half the available exhibition games."
The CFL is a gate driven league. How can you hope to get fans to even pay attention, let alone put their hard earned money down to watch, these preseason games, when you have coaches making such selfish decisions. This group is clearly not thinking of the other teams, the league or worst of all, those who are paying the freight.
I get it that he has a responsibility to his own organization, but as long as those attending are paying money, he should have a greater obligation to provide something that resembles entertainment. His team failed miserably on that count and should not be compensated for showing up. Because they didn't.
I hope we get to pay them back, next time this joke shows up against Hamilton.