CFL - ownership BREAKING NEWS- big CFL news

I have gotten word from a high CFL official source that the CFL has gotten 2 offers to put a official bid for the Ottawa CFL franchise yesterday.

The CFL expansion committee was told yesterday that if either bid fails, the other bid will build a new stadium with local funding in the Toledo area. The group is a large numbered personel, and want to put a CFL franchise in Toledo. There is also word that the group has been negotiating with the city of Toledo to build a 33,000 seat stadium.

There was a writeup in the Toledo news on Friday, and once again yesterday.

It also mentions that Columbus, Hartford, and Portland-Maine have been speaking to the 2 groups if either group fails.

Apart of 1 group has Jesse Palmers father, Don Mardell, and NFL former owner Stanley Fritz.

It's not sure if both groups want to build a new stadium in near Scotiabank Centre, but I have been told that the Senators have been talking to the groups about building a 30,000 seat covered stadium adjacent to the arena.

More details to follow

report has just been released by the Ottawa sports paper, and on Toledo radio.

I've been told that there is a conference call tomorrow at 11am et.


How about a posting from this Toledo newspaper. More proof please.

With Mustard onions on Rye.

Marty York strikes again. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Time to give it up, McPhony.


I think what Apu McMahon is trying to say is that if the "Lumdsen" bid fails to be accepted by the city of Ottawa they are willing to place a team in Toldedo. Anyway that's what i make of it.

More like he's becoming a bigger spin doctor than Vince "My Cousin Vinnie" McMahon. The guy makes ridiculous claims without posting links or articles to back it up. Whatever Kool-Aid this guy has been knocking back, we aint interested.

Turkeybend is this you! I would bet it is! :o

Since I'm far too lazy to do up a new response for each forum in which he posts, here's my reply from

Check out Caretaker's response, too.

"Portland, huh?

Population 55K.

Population of the state of Maine is about 1 million and it is one of the "less-prosperous" states in the Union.

I notice the name of the Sens' home has now been changed from Scotiabank Place to Scotiabank Centre.

Funny, how there's been no mention of that here.

So you've "gotten" word that the CFL expansion committee has "gotten" two offers for an Ottawa team.

Well, I hope their form of communication and use of the English language is a trifle better than yours.

Case in point:

"Apart of 1 group has Jesse Palmers father, Don Mardell, and NFL former owner Stanley Fritz."

I just received the translation back from a local expert in decoding ancient scripts.

Now if I've got this right, Jesse' Dad is involved with one group.

What a news flash. That was broken last Wednesday. He is helping the US group of 8-10 investors, previously cited by Matt Sekeres of the Ottawa Citizen, to do their "due diligence.

But if I've got your semi-lucid ramblings right:

Two groups have told the CFL they are interested in a franchise.

They have not put in a bid. They are TELLING the CFL they will be given a franchise.

But they or some other mystery group will instead put a team in Toldeo whether the CFL gives them a franchise or not.

Toledo may build a stadium for this phantom group but if they don't, this group --- or another group will look to Columbus, Hartford or Portland --- which also don't have pro football stadiums --- even tho the League hasn't awarded them a franchise.

Unless of course, Eugene Melnyk or someone else wants to waste $200-300 million building a new covered stadium beside Corel Bank Place or the Scotia Civic Centre or whatever the hell it's being called now.

Well, I guess I understand your post now.

BTW: Prescription medicines are only good if you stay on them."

Naw, I'd trust Turkeybend a tiny, tiny bit more before McMahon, or Marty York.