Found this document on the web as below, abstract as:
Designing Sports Leagues as Efficient Monopolists Rather Than Inefficient Cartels
“An inherent conflict exists when clubs participating in a sports league control the way in which the competition is organized. This conflict leads to fewer franchises that may not be in the best locations, fewer broadcast rights sold with too many â€œblack-outs,â€? inefficient marketing of merchandise and sponsorships, ineffective supervision of club management, labor market restrictions that do not enhance consumer appeal in the sport, and insufficient international competition. We suggest that sports leagues would be more profitable and fansâ€™ welfare improved if sports leagues looked more like McDonaldâ€™s and less like the United Nations, by restructuring the leagues to create a separate company (NFL, Inc.) that would make key decisions and limit the club owners to participating in the competition.”[url=http://law.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1406&context=expresso]http://law.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent. ... t=expresso[/url]
I wonder if this is something the CFL might consider at some point to help prevent some of the situations like Ottawa that has happened and maybe help with any expansion efforts. I don’t know.