it seems to me the fact is the CFL doesn’t need an Ottawa franchise, and an 8 team league is fine for this league. First off, sold out stadium in Calgary, great game, great time by the fans there. And in the east, Ottawa or no Ottawa the crowd yesterday at the Rogers Centre would be the same as other factors playing in to this one ie. Raptors game, NFL Canada taking fans to a Bills game, Argos playing poorly for the last 2 home games. And an Ottawa or not an Ottawa won’t mean anything for next weeks games or the Grey Cup.
Damien Cox probably summed it best with the title and subtitle of his article in The Star. The reason I say this is because the CFL is so unique, the only pro Canadian sports league, really, it will always be a bit of everything all the time and in the end, as long as there is no big crisis, well, that IS really ok I think and just the way it will be:
Is the CFL on stable ground or stagnating?
Damien Cox says league faces several hurdles, but nothing even close to a crisis