With the CFL now drafting only players from the NCAA that do not have any NCAA eligibilty left ( no Redshirt Juniors ) and those who declare themselves for the draft early a game is now possible.
Benefits: With the game and training sessions in January it will give CFL teams better insight for Canadian players who will garner NFL interest 3 or 4 months before the draft.
the East West game gives a very small insight to CIS players who will be in an NFL Camp. Tardiff yes. Gill no.
Now the only way for NFL teams to see many CIS players is during post draft rookie mini camps. Lindon Gaydosh who saw really no NFL interest las season gave Hamilton what they though would be a sure CFL rookie. Problem NFL rookie camp a week later was the first chance for NFL scouts to evaluate him and the Cats lost their first draft pick.
Eligible Canadian players all NCAA, NAIA, and CIS players who are draft eleigible, As well as 5th year CIS 5th year free agents who were not drafted in their draft year.
US eligible players Players from mid major conferences, FCS, DII, DIII, NAIA, and US players in the CIS.
Eligible players from either country players who are not participating in any other SR Bowl games in that season or a previous season. For US players none from the power BCS conferences. For Canadian players those from power BCS conferences as long as they are not participationg in any other bowl.
Sponser by the NFL for US players and CFL for Canadian players.
rules US rules. reasons being that most Canadian players are familiar with US rules and many at one time or another have played the 11 man game whether they be from the province of BC HS which uses US HS national rules. players who have participated in IFAF events; Interantional Bowl, U19 IFAF world Championships, IFAF SR Championships.
Potential Locations: Pontiac Silverdome the most central location as well as looking for events. Olympic Stadium Montreal reno's with new roof. Quebec a hot bed for University and college CEGEP football could gain a lot of attention with Laval, Sherby, and three schools from Montreal and two from Ottawa.
Fargo Dome University of North Dakota State Bisons. With likley some Bisons being on the US and/or Canadian squad could be the best veneu and sight with a city and campus being purely excited to host such an event and is a central location.
CFL team neg list from the game CFL teams could add additional players to their neg list who are not already on a neg list in an organized draft format. It would most likley be a secret draft but it would be great if were done in public.
Post Game CFL rookie mini camp for US players. With many of the US players being possible CFL players as well have a CFL camp for the imports to teach them and run them through the CFL game.
TV Broadcast NFL Network. The NFL has the $$$ to easily broadcast the game. Canadian Broadcast. TSN/RDS or Sportnet/TVA. The Canadian Networks would not have to have their own broadcast team at the game and could use the NFL Broadcast but having CFL panelists from TSN or CIS panelist from Rogers 360 combine with the NFL Network team for insights on the CIS players.