[b]I am worried about the future of the CFL for the following reasons:
- Stats are showing more and more people would rather stay at home and watch games on cable or however they receive broadcasts rather than attend games in person. This is hugely worrisome and is playing out in Toronto and sadly now Vancouver as well.
- CFL is now really lacking in exciting star quarterbacks who play a wide open style. (e.g. Flutie, Clements, Moon, McManus, etc.) Ricky Ray is considered # 1 in our league and is BORING!!
- Scoring is way down. The CFL 's selling point used to be the wide open play, and high scoring games. Yikes, it is not happening anymore.
- Hate to say it but the CFL is missing coaches with strong personalities. What happened to the type of characters we used to have who we all enjoyed ranting at refs and cajoling at players and fans.
- Ticket prices are too high. What happened to the corner store ticket deals that made it affordable for families or young people to fill the endzones and upper decks. Now they are vacant and the ambience is eery, not conducive to excitement.
There are exceptions still thankfully like the Banjo Bowl rivalry between the Riders and Bombers which has some flair and outrageousness which makes it appealing.
But, if one was hoping to showcase the CFL and showed the B.C. lions vs. Ottawa Redblacks game tonight to entice someone to come to a CFL live game - well- that snoozefest would have convinced most anyone NEVER to attend a CFL game.
How sad this is. The CFL was once exciting, affordable, with recognizable star players and a unique Canadian experience. Now, I fear, it may become like last years star video game, a worn out cliché.
Please CFL prove me wrong and bring back excitement, personality and affordability. :rockin: :thup: [/b]