Am I the only one noticing, and getting tired of, the barrage of negative comments about all things CFL on these forums?
Why do people watch the league if they are so unhappy about so much to do with the CFL?
I find it exhausting to read how the league doesn’t cater to every whim of every fan - and yes, I know that I don’t HAVE to read any of it, but is there anything about the CFL that makes you enjoy watching the games? I’m not reading much in that regard here.
Games should not be scheduled on Sundays when the NFL plays.
Games should be scheduled on Sundays because the TV ratings are better on that day.
Games should not be scheduled on Remembrance Day.
There should be a game scheduled for every day from Thursday to Sunday.
There should be no triple headers scheduled.
The NFL schedules triple headers, so the CFL should as well.
Games should be scheduled to favour the fans attending the games.
Games should be scheduled to maximize the TV viewing audience.
Games should be scheduled to maximize the U.S. viewership.
B.C. Lions home games should start earlier to minimize their “unfair advantage”.
TSN shouldn’t control the schedule.
TSN pays big money to broadcast the games and should therefore be able to dictate the schedule.
TSN should not be the sole broadcaster of CFL games.
Bell should put the CFL on CTV.
Stop changing the uniforms so often.
Don’t change the uniforms at all.
I wish Team X would change its uniforms.
I wish Team X would stick to colours X/Y/Z.
The old logo(s) were better.
The new logo is better.
The referees suck.
Referee (insert name here) should be fired.
There should be more coaches challenges.
There should be no coaches challenges.
The command centre should be able to…review every play?
But, the games are too long.
The league isn’t protecting the players enough.
The league isn’t protecting the quarterbacks enough.
There should be suspensions for…everything it seems.
Players should be paid more.
The CFLPA needs to be stronger.
CFL teams are just getting by financially.
The league should go to one division.
The league should follow tradition and keep the east and west divisions.
I could go on (and may add to this list).
If people are so dissatisfied with the CFL, either contact those who have the power to make changes and urge them to make the changes you wish, or accept that you don’t call the shots and decide whether you still wish to watch.
No, I’m not happy with everything in the CFL either, but the level of whininess recently has skyrocketed imo.
And it’s tiresome.
/rant (for now)