I think there will be a season, likely a very short one but there will be one.
I have no doubt our new friends at the XFL will ensure we have something. Even if it means doing something like the Toronto Blue Jays and playing outside Canada, or a mini bubble.
By fall the situation will be different and hopefully vaccination in full swing, if so I am confident they will squeeze in a season. But whatever the season looks like, for it to happen likely means we'll have to lean on RedBird money in a big way.
I think it almost ensures a merger, even if the CFL can pull something off on its own it wont be a full season, that's a hit to revenue they could ill afford. Thus I think Covid finally did to us what it did to XFL 2.0 and only together are either one us gonna ever play another down. Sad but just how it is.
Not saying the CFL managed the situation well, cuz they didn't, but not like Ottawa has been remotely helpful, to say they fumbled would be an understatement, hopefully whatever it is we become with the XFL is the start of glorious new future and not some zombie thing slowly rotting away.
I am hopeful, I think a season will happen and that the merger will be a good thing.