Again read the numbers, Nov 5:
Calgary (November, Outdoors) 35,650
Toronto (November, Indoor, huge population
The numbers don't back your argument. I don't necessarily back an earlier start but the fact is that the Stampeders have the second largest fan base in the Country over the last 10 years, when the Argoes draw what the Prairies do then you have a argument, but the facts are that Toronto is not a good sports city. If their attendance reflected that population they would out draw entire league. As it is Toronto's support per capita is one of the lowest, if not the lowest in the league.
Raptors playing their 2nd regular season game, give me a break. Only 26,000 people went to the Argo game because the other 9,000,000 were watching basketball. Wink
I'm not denying any of that. Read my other post again and it answers everything. I know Calgary has a big fan base. But they don't draw in the playoffs and a look at the 2005 numbers will prove that. They sold out this year because there were 11,000 Roughrider fans in attendance, and 24,000 Stameders fans. Calgary will draw 33,000 on sunny dayss, and 23,000 in the cold. For a team with that many fans, 23,000 fans showing up for a game in the cold is terrible.
Yes, as I said (and you repeated), Toronto has the worst support in the league. So I would suggest that the people who do support the Argonauts are to be commended, not bashed for their city's lack of support. I have brough countless people to Argos games in my attempt to make them fans of the CFL, with about a 70% success rate.
Please do not reply to this with another idiotic answer. The facts are the facts. Calgary fans are soft people who are afraid of sitting in the cold. Toronto is a big city and many of its inhabitants feel "above" following the Canadian FOotball League. One statement is just as true as the next.