With this years Grey Cup game coming up in Winnipeg during the week of November 24 to to the Big Game on the 29th the annual address by the commissioner on the state of the CFL will take place and I have to say as a fan that the CFL is looking good after so many years of up's and downs.
The CFL has held it's own as a sport in Canada and is the oldest and with the Grey Cup game the most viewed and watched over the years.
The recent transformation of the CFL in markets like the return to Ottawa have made the league that much more appealing to fans in Canada and South of the Border in the United States. Along with the addition of new stadiums being constructed or refurbished in every CFL city and market in Canada has brought the game up to date and made it that much more appealing to all fans.
Recent story on Ottawa and the return: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/la ... -1.3321042
I'm certain with the move by the Toronto Argos into BMO Field next season in 2016 and the upcoming move by the Riders into their new state of the art stadium in 2017 in Regina that the league will be that much more attractive and fun for all fans across Canada and keep the rivalry alive of East Vs. West in the annual Grey Cup game.
It would be great to see the expansion of the CFL in Canada with at least two more teams added, especially in markets like Quebec and the Maritimes. I think a team in Quebec City would give the CFL a balance in that market with Montreal and of course the East coast in Moncton or Halifax which ever comes to plate first and is serious about a team in that market.
The CFL can only do so much by showing interest in certain markets they believe will balance the league but each individual city must spend the money and do the preliminary work to sell the CFL on their City as a potential host of a team and provide the finances and local ownership to support a team.
I hope more cities in Canada step forward like owners have done in Hamilton, Ottawa, Toronto and so on and make the game that much more exciting and truly a Canadian Game!!
GO CFL GO!!!