First of all, what positive goal were the CFL rule-makers hoping to achive?? The kick-off has now become the most dull play in the game of football because of constant whistles. A bunch of huge runs were chopped off because of this new rule. Did the rule-makers actually think this would amuse the fans??
New ball. Why?
The CFL was using the same ball for quite some time(30 years I think?) Why do we need to change it now? A bunch of quarterbacks were saying that it's horrible in the off-season. The CFL didnt even test it in minor leagues. Plus, they could have changed it during the season to benefit everyone.