Yeah, actually I was about to start a topic about the difference in practice time in the CFL and NFL ... how the CFL is only half a day, the NFL is full day, year round ... and then I found this tidbit from Jon Ryan:
"The No. 1 difference that's blaringly obvious is the paycheque!" laughed Ryan. "As far as the time commitment, a lot of guys say you work a full day in the NFL but a half-day in the CFL but if you're fully committed in the CFL, you're still putting in a full day. Here in Green Bay we're putting in eight, nine, 10-hour days but that includes your breakfast, lunch and a workout. But in Canada it's a four and a half-hour day but you still have to eat your meals and get in the weight room. If guys aren't committed to that in the CFL, they're not going to be there very long."
(http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=news ... &writer=24)
Just reiterating what jman said ...
Anyway, I was happy to hear that, because playing in the CFL shouldn't require less work than playing in the NFL.