I agree berezin but I guess if you're the big shot, the editor in this case, you have room to publish what you want. We should all remember that the media is just that - media - not a government or anything like this, just media, a private company usually.
Berezin, I use the term "big league" for the simple case of referring to what the general consensus is with all sports - NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, and Premier Divisions in soccer. The CFL really isn't in most people's minds as big league, Americans I'm talking about here. I completely agree with you that the CFL is our big league along with the NHL and I've always thought Canadians should feel this way. For me it is and many others here. I would rather go to a CFL game than any other game, including NHL. So I'm just using it for the majority of what Americans think, and as you say, the media here really is more concerned with how Americans think, and their big city citizens probably in some cases, then their fellow countrymen. The media are really all American wannabees in most instances, not all though, Jim Hunt was a good example. A lot of people go into media for the thinking it will make them feel "big time", they can get into locker rooms and interview big-time athletes etc. They can get carried away with all this and then when it gets to the CFL, well, they say why should I care, Americans don't know the league or care, won't get me anything in my career. Remember, many media people are driven but not necessarily very bright or what I would call Canadians looking to make Canada into a great country, they are just looking out for themselves. Not all but most. So we probably have to live with the CFL being on the back burner for a lot of these guys in the media, they don't give a rats arse about looking good to most of us.