I need a heavy hitter to get on board with me and convince the CFL that exhibition games are redundant and nothing more than a cash grab and easy money.
Years ago the main job was working in the department store selling appliances or some such and the side job was football. Training camp was about getting in shape and building a team.
Now we hear that it’s not a six month season anymore but a year round job to stay game ready and the corresponding requirement to be paid as such. No problem with that.
Toss in the lame 4th string lineups the teams are showing up with and the full price ticket the season ticket holder has been required to buy with the package. Excuses of not wanting to risk injury in a meaningless game means you get to watch someone play the only game of CFL football they will ever play before being cut the following Tuesday.
Teams know who they are going to play well before it comes to exhibition games.
I say play whoever you want but there’s two points on the line. Might actually be a really good idea given the current CBA issues and timeline.
Just a thought.