Why are all these excuses about mediocre or less-than-hoped for attendance in Week One acceptable for Tor and Cgy, but any time adverse weather was mentioned last year as to why there weren't good crowds in Ottawa, people lamely blamed other factors such as poor fan support etc.
For anyone to offer up WC as excuse for the crowd in TO is laughable.
Are you saying that no matter how many soccer fans (Italian or otherwise) were watching the WC, that had an effect on Argos? Puleeeeze.
So it was hot and humid in Toronto. That's why crowd wasn't as high as some thought. Severe thunderstorms and torrential rain. in Calgary.
So what is "ideal" football weather and time to watch? The fall --- oh it's too cold, it might snow. The summer --- oh too many people go out of town, to cottages.
CFL cities are big enough to have 25, 30 or 40K depending on venue come out 9 times a year for a football game.