Apparently the Sportsnet website is pretty bad for those kinds of idiots who bash the CFL because of their fetish for the NFL. For example, in reference to the Stamps banning Gainer the Gopher from the field:
"Once again the CFL blows my mind. If it's not a bobsled endzone dance or 2.9 million dollar salary cap..it's banning mascots!!And furthermore, who scheduals CFL playoff games going head to head with THE NFL. I like the CFL, I watch the CFL, but c'mon I'll be watching the Lions and Falcons thanks commish.." (http://www2.sportsnet.ca/blogs/roger_mi ... _iii/#more)
Let's see ... bobsled endzone dance has nothing to do with the CFL, and everything to do with Jermaine Copeland. A "low" salary cap (because this guy probably has $15 million sitting in the bank, ya right) is necessary, because we live in Canada, where we simply don't spend as much money on sports. To me, that's one of the WORST excuses for not watching the CFL. What next ... oh yeah, it wasn't the CFL that banned the mascot, it was the Stamps. I'm sure the same thing has happened in the NFL. Scheduling CFL playoff games head to head with NFL games ... that could have something to do with the fact that CFL games (even regular-season games, but especially playoffs) habitually out-rate NFL games. Oh, and apparently he likes and watches the CFL, but instead of watching a playoff game, he'd rather watch two teams from two cities, neither of which I bet he lives in, one of which had a 1-6 record, the other of which was 5-2, play each other.
GIVE ME A BREAK. You're going to watch a mid-season NFL game, involving a 1-6 team, instead of a CFL playoff game because one of the teams banned a mascot?!? That has to be the LAMEST excuse I've ever heard. This guy is NOT a CFL fan, and he is a perfect example of the idiot NFLsnobs that drive me NUTS. NONE of his reasons for bashing the CFL are grounded. I CANNOT STAND these types of people.
There was another guy saying (in a different blog) that any college team could beat any CFL team, any day (oh, but only if they were playing "real", ie, not Canadian, rules). Again - yeah, right. Even IF they were playing American rules, I highly doubt any college team could beat any CFL team. Think of how few college players turn pro. Think of all the former Heisman Trophy winners and runners-up, and the former NFLers, who haven't done anything notable in the CFL. Even the Eskimos or Ti-Cats could waltz over any college team.
I am so sick of hearing this sort of crap against the CFL, and I don't understand why these types feel the need to say it. I really hope they don't call themselves Canadian.