I’m a CFL fan, but I’ll tell ya, most of the games I’ve seen this year have been boring tedious affairs to sit through.
If its not blowouts, its low scoring mistaked filled back and forth two and out snorefests. Even worse, when a big play occurs, the refs always call some kind of cheap penalty to negate the play.
And about the refs. Why do they always have to hold a five minute meeting after every penalty? This drags the game down to a snails pace. And why are they calling so many penalties? This ain’t the NHL. Let the players play!
What bugs me the most is when a play is about to start, and the fans are making noise, then the ref comes running in waving his arms to stop the action because of some clock problem or whatever. This happens too many times for my liking.
The CFL is a fast game, but its been slowed down this year by mistakes by the players AND the referees. As a casual fan its becoming unwatchable. Which is probably why CFL TV ratings were horrible this week. Even beaten by the Blue Jays!
If the CFL doesn’t present a cleaner, more watchable product, then its viewership is going to decline. Because frankly, I am tired of seeing easy passes dropped, or QB’s missing targets by 10 yards, and referees standing around huddling for ten minutes over an offside penalty!