The CBC may not be a lame-duck broadcaster of the CFL, after all.
The network has been carrying CFL games since 1952, but because TSN paid mega-millions to become the league’s sole rights-holder as of next season, this month’s Grey Cup game was supposed to be CBC’s final CFL telecast.
Maybe not, though. Sources now tell me TSN (and its CTV partner) may be too booked up with Olympics coverage and whatnot to handle all CFL games in the future. So TSN may turn around and sell rights for some CFL games to CBC.
If so, CBC would need a makeover. Friedman’s terrific, as are Mark Lee and Chris Walby, but Steve Armitage and Daved Benefield have been embarrassingly inept. New faces would be required for the CFL on CBC, chaps who would spice up games with insight, intelligence and inside information, because this year’s roster simply didn’t cut it.
I hope this Report is Wrong
CBC has done a Rotten Job of Doing CFL games the past 5 years.