Right now there are WAYY to many season series that have 2 games in 3 weeks or home and homes.
Winnipeg and Edmonton only meet in the first 3 weeks this year.. AGAIN!!
The only Series that should be done in under 3 weeks is Sask vs. Winnipeg and BC vs. MTL Labour Day games.
Only 2 of the what 28 series in the CFL.
The schedule should be:(IMO)
INTER-Division = East vs. West
INTRA-Division = Within a Division(East vs. East and West vs. West)
First 6 games:
3 weeks of inter division Followed by 3 weeks of intra division means all teams have played all other teams except 1.(Winnipeg + Sask, MTL + BC, Calgary + TO or HAM, Edm + TO or Ham)
So far each team has:
3 Inter Division(of 8 )
3 Intra Divsion(of 10)
Second 6 games:
week 7: 1 week of inter division
-2 weeks with only 2 games(Divisional showcases, count as 1 week of Intra division)
Next 4 weeks have a split in which each team has 2 inter division and 2 intra division games.
SO FAR each team has:
6 Intra Division(of 10)
6 Inter Division(of 8 )
Last 6 games:
Start of by finishing the Inter Division(east vs. West) with 2 weeks(2 games) for each team
then the last 4 weeks are all Intra division(inside ones own Conference)
This means the key point of the season(the last third) is the third of the season most focused on Divisional games, Those all important 4 point games take up the last 4 games.
Example of the schedule:(using WPG)
Week 1: @ Edm
Week 2: vs. BCL
Week 3: vs. Cal
Week 4: @ MTL
Week 5: vs. Ham
Week 6: @ TO
Week 7: vs. Edm(series done)
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: vs MTL
Week 10: @ Sask
Week 11: vs. Sask
Week 12: @ Ham
Week 13: vs. TO
Week 14: @ BCL
Week 15: @ Cal
Week 16: vs. Ham
Week 17: vs. MTL
Week 18: @ TO
Week 19: @ Ham
Home/Away can be switched around, Notice that all teams are played the proper amount of times, but only Sask is a double header(due to Labour day/Banjo bowl) No other team is played without having 2 games between meetings
Now I understand there are some scheduling issues for teams, but really is it that hard?
Teams make Millions have I don't think any team other then really TO has stadium issues(Blue Jays)
Winnipeg, Sask, Edmonton, MTL, BCL, Calgary and Hamilton are Primary Tenants of their Stadiums are they not?
The schedule is made in Febuary more then enough time to be able and book concerts and such around the CFL game that week.