I find alot of you guys are repeating issuea already discussed in my origional Milwaukee thread.
I will once again say that the Canadian content rule and the US labour laws can be worked around, and if not then who cares, lets play them anyway. Most of the top US players already play in the NFL anyway.
Plus how many Americans already play CFL.
Remember I am not looking to promote US expansion, I am looking into promoting a Milwaukee based team for various reasons already Talked about.
Yes I know that Milwaukee is in the US, but it is a northern US city close to Canada and they not only understand and support our game, but they also understand us. Milwaukee is practically the same latitude as Toronto and Hamilton so they would not call Milwaukee our neighbor to the south, more so they would call Milwaukee our neighbor to the west.
Next Milwaukee would love CFL football as it is, so no rules would need to be changed.
Other US teams failed because they were deep in the south were they knew nothing about the CFL, yet Baltimore being a northern team had more fans than most of the other Canadian teams.
Lets face it, if we placed those fans in any one stadium from Winnipeg, Hamilton, Sask, or Ottawa, not only would any one of those stadiums be full to capacity, but there would also be 5000 - 7000 fans sitting on the grass. 15 000 fans would be left sitting on the grass at molson Stadium and 35 000 fans would be stuck sitting on the grass in Halifax.
Baltimore proved that CFL football would work in the right US (Northern)city.
What some of you people are missing are the facts as to why US expansion failed in the first place.
Here they are:
First of all, as said, the teams that failed in the US were deep in the south were a northern game did not appeal to the southern fans.
2. Games played deep in the south in July, and August were scorching hot. Who wants to sit in that extreme heat in Los Vegas or Shrevport.
3. Those expansion teams were rushed into the CFL. The CFL were in the red and close to folding so took anyones money as fast as the league could and ran with what they had.
So far the only argument against Milwaukee is the American/Canadian player ratio which is not really an arguement anyway because it can either be worked around, or worked with.
It would not change our game or tradition at all if we worked with a such ratios.
Does having Canadians players in the CFL make the league any better? Not really because the best Canadian football players either play in the NFL, or would rather play in the NFL. The CFL already has a ton of American players.
The year is 2006 now not 1994. We are living in a globalized world where we are enjoying all kinds of things from cultures all over the world.
If you guys are so bent about Milwaukee not having a team then why dont you guys start a Quebec City fan club and get the ball rolling cause the truth is Milwaukee will have 10-15 teams befor Quebec City ever gets one.
Now as said befor I would rather see Ottawa, Quebec City, and Halifax have a team befor Milwaukee. And I beleave that Ottawa will come back and fold again. Halifax will not get off the ground and if it does it too will be temporary. Quebec City wont happen. Milwaukee however will out sell most of the Canadian teams.
Greenbay has a 35 year waiting list for season tickets. Milwaukee fans are hungry to go to live pro football games. I say lets feed them.