News around the Argos week 1 attendance, and why teams like Ottawa suffered, and why B.C drew poorly in week 1 is very simple, and part of the reason why the CFL brass is wanting someone like Herb Herwowetzky to take over. They need the best possible leadership.
Problem. CFL idendity during key parts of the season.
The CFL needs CFL training camp to be apart of the late spring agenda.
WEEK 1 games need to be played on CANADA DAY, and sold out weeks before. Teams need to ticket drive for week 1 or teams 1st home game all off season, and the schedule needs to be strong. STRONG?
all games need to be marketed via networks. CFL 10 team league = 5 games/week
TSN, CTV/GLOBAL, CBC -
CTV/GLOBAL gets SATURDAY NIGHT double header.
Friday TSN sole FNF game.
CBC gets special THURSEDAY NIGHT late game- or Saturday NIGHT game, or special summer SUNDAY evening game.
Games are played
FRIDAY night TSN -
Saturday NIGHT games-
CBC Sunday Night Football or special THU/SAT night game.
Thanksgiving games takes 1 week off. Then you got the final 2 weeks.
Have 1 week when all games are played on SUNDAY NIGHT.
Then final week, all games are played SAT night, so teams have extra day to prepare for playoffs.
The CFL has a very weak schedule. No one wants to go to any sporting game on a afternoon, unless it's Sunday afternoon in the fall, or holiday afternoon summer/fall.
7:00 games are very weak. Games like FNF should be played 8pm locally. Football games could be shown live on east coast late and still draw because football is not everyday sport like NHL/NBA.
CFL needs strong leadership with the right
A better CFL for everyone!