" we did just fine here in little Otawa when there was no CFL franchise from 1996-02 "
WOW , what a jerk.Don’t exect any support for anything that the CFL does in OTTAWA. Talk about BUSH LEAGUE media. And he is not the only one…maybe the Ottawa owners might be suing the wrong people. :roll:
I WONDER if the media in that rabid sports town will say the same about their SENS. hockey team (whenever they ever show up again) as they do about the Rens. I guess they find more sport on Capital Hill than they do in any sport forum…little Ottawa will always be little Ottawa with that kind of support. :roll:
Obviously this Ottawa Sun scribe is not a fan of the CFL. I guess everyone is entitled to their point of view. Here’s another one Chris Stevenson…you did just fine there in “little Ottawa” as you refer to it, for several decades WITH the CFL prior to 1996. Respect your rich CFL tradition. CFL fans across Canada do. When most think of Ottawa they think of the hockey team, football team and questionable politicians. Not a heck of a lot more. If little Ottawa could do without one maybe the politicians could leave. :idea:
Sounds like this Stevenson guy is very frustrated with the situation in Ottawa and has to talk like this as he lacks the grey matter to discuss a situation in a professional manner. Lots of these people in the media, sometimes its more who you know rather than what you know. I had a friend who was well educated and well versed on a number of topics but got canned from a radio station because his voice was not what they wanted. He mentioned that the people who ran the radio station were mainly rednecks with little or no journalism education, they just advanced at the station because they played the game with the owner. I guess in some ways, though, this can be said of other businesses and organizations.
Just a friendly reminder that attacking a single person for their opinion is not the purpose of the discussion board - but it can be a sounding board for you to voice your opposition to what they think.
Threats of vandalism etc. on anyone, even if their opinion is not popular, will not be tolerated.
NO problem…I was just reporting what CHRIS , wrote to me [I have proof]
Unfortunitly …this attitude is not just with 1 person …it is with the Toronto Star , Toronto Sun , PAUL GODFREY and his NFL dream [STEVE SIMMONS] , the OTTAWA SUN , the CALGARY SUN , some people at , THE FAN…ect…
What I condone… is phoning and writing them.Let the editors know about their mistakes?
There is 1 standard for the CFL and another for other PRO sports leagues in their minds…many people think that way, not just me.
This explains why some people still think that an NFL team is coming to TORONTO and that the CFL is BUSH league, an attitude that was clearly shown by CHRIS. These people hurt our culture and make some Canadians feel that we ALL are second rate.The old …" if it ain’t American , it ain’t no good " way of thinking.Sadly this happens with other Canadian culture , like music.
HEY …I wrote a letter to the OTTAWA GADES by e-mail and they just wrote me back…I am sure that they are not happy with the SUN and they seemed happy that I informed them about this…at least I tried and they know about this.