I think this has been discussed a bit before, but I thought I would expand on the topic. Currently, the league plays 81 games in a season, meaning that one week will feature five games. Rather than the poor Argos or some other team playing another two games in one week, I’m proposing that the league feature a stand-alone kickoff game at the beginning of the season when other teams are wrapping up their pre-season schedules. This game would feature a Grey Cup rematch hosted by the defending champion.
For example, for the 2017 season, Ottawa would host Calgary on Monday June 19 in game 1. Games 2-5 would occur Thursday to Sunday with Calgary playing again on Sunday (having a decent amount of time between games). And from there on out, there would be four games every week.
The preseason would feature week 1 with two games, week 2 with four games and week 3 with three games, with Ottawa, Calgary, and another team having a break in that third preseason week to prepare for the regular season game.
What do you think, would you want to see such a thing?