To a CFL “Realist? like myself, the CFL “Purist? is like a Liberal to an American Republican: Someone who likes to spend someone else’s money to support their own beliefs. And, for this reason, “CFL Purist? has become a dirty word. The reason why...
CFL Purist (paraphrased) excuses I have cringed at over the years:
1] This league is NOT about making money! (My favourite.)
2] This isn’t a business and the owners don’t care about the losses. It's a right-off.
3] If it isn’t enough to make the team profitable, then I say don't do it.
4] Earl Grey would roll over in his grave if he knew we were... (fill in the blank).
5] I would rather see the league fold than... (fill in the blank).
6] I don’t care if Europe’s best soccer leagues do it, it’s unprofessional.
7] I don’t care if the Major Bowls do it, this is the big leagues.
8] If the choice is between making money and tradition, I’ll take tradition every time.
9] If we do that just to make money, people won’t see us on the same level as the NFL, NHL and NBA.
10] IF " I " OWNED THE TEAM...
It is time to move this league into the 21st Century and do what it takes to put this league on solid financial footing.