Ok, I’m not saying the CFL is or isn’t a real national league with broad appeal all across the country or where there are just large numbers of fans in cities that have teams, although my thinking is that this could be the case ie. speaking with people in St. Catharines, just a 30 minute drive down the road from Hamilton, they get much more NFL news in their paper there than CFL or Tiger-Cat news.
I was sparked from reading the below in today’s Hamilton Spectator about the NHL never becoming national in the States:
“The NHL, like the CFL in recent years, may have to forget the wide over-the-air exposure and settle for being what they are: a league with insanely popular regional appeal, with occasional forays into broad acceptance.”
Steve Milton, Hamilton Spectator.[url=http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1150840214375&call_pageid=1112274690688&col=1112274690807]http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp ... 2274690807[/url]