Is the CFL really second rate? Compared to what?
This is March and as we all know millions of Americans are going crazy over American collage basketball.
March Madness , as they call it.
Does American collage basketball have any NBA players in it? NO.
If fact , less than 1% of American collage basketball players make it to the NBA.
Do Americans not watch it because there are NO NBA players in it. Do they call it second rate?
NO. It gets millions of T.V. viewers and it makes a ton of money for U.S. / T.V. networks.
How about American collage football? Is it second rate because there are NO / NFL players in it?
In fact more Americans pay to see collage games than pro games in the U.S. every year even though less than 1% every make it to the NFL or CFL.
How about the NHL?
Most great Canadian born players want to play on American NHL teams. Does this mean that the NHL's Canadian teams are second rate? A Canadian team hasn't won the Stanley Cup since 1993.
Of all of the 4 so called major league sports leagues in North America HOCKEY has the biggest world profile , has a true world championship and more countries play hockey at a PRO level than any other of N.A.s major leagues.
AND YET , NHL players have the worst T.V. contract in the U.S. and the players are 4th [dead last] on the payment scale.
Just because Americans say / love something , doesn't it make it true.
Only 1 country in the whole wide world plays 4 down football. There is NO true world championship and sports like Hockey , basketball , Rugby , baseball , Cricket and Soccer have much larger world profiles.
If you want to talk about REAL MAJOR LEAGUE then we have to talk about the world's number 1 sport , by far , which is SOCCER. The NFL isn't even in the top 10 team sports in the world.
Is the NFL then second rate , world wide?
The CFL game , like the NFL , is a one country only game.
YES , the U.S. is a football player making machine , however , if you want to play PRO football there are only 2 places in the world to play in at a NFL / CFL level.
Most Canadians love the CFL because it is a working man's , ticket driven league supported by a population that is only 1 tenth the size of the U.S. CFL players are humble , mostly unspoiled people. The CFL is fan friendly.
The CFL also gives some of OUR collage players a place to play football adding more meaning to OUR collage football system.
In our country , to play collage sports you have to keep a 70% and above grade point average to play any sport. Canadians put education first , not sports.
We also love OUR rules which WE invented.
The CFL will have it's 100th GREY CUP and festival in TORONTO in 2012.
The CFL has more tradition than the NFL and a better championship festival than the NFL does.
Is the CFL second rate?
It is something to be proud of and it is 1 of Canada's only truly Canadian festivals that is only celebrated in Canada. :thup: