Laval's record since 2000 (Their first season was in 1996)
2000 : 8-0
2003: 7- 1
2020 -----Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Totals 161-42 0.793 (Since 1996)
17 first-place finishes
15 Dunsmore Cup championships
Ten Vanier Cup championships
Very high bar set for a CFL expansion team. lol
Heh, yeah that's true. There are a lot of Laval grads playing in the league. Perhaps the league should be doing more to remind QC fans of that fact.
"As of the end of the 2021 CFL season, 17 former Rouge et Or players are on CFL teams' rosters:
Kétel Assé, Ottawa Redblacks
Adam Auclair, Ottawa Redblacks
Dan Basambombo, Ottawa Redblacks
Boris Bede, Toronto Argonauts
Mathieu Betts, Edmonton Elks
Pierre-Luc Caron, Montreal Alouettes
David Côté, Montreal Alouettes
Vincent Desjardins, Calgary Stampeders
Marco Dubois, Ottawa Redblacks
Philippe Gagnon, Montreal Alouettes
Felix Garand-Gauthier, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Shayne Gauthier, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Patrick Lavoie, Toronto Argonauts
Clement Lebreux, Ottawa Redblacks
Frédéric Plesius, Montreal Alouettes
Christophe Normand, Montreal Alouettes
Samuel Thomassin, Montreal Alouettes"
People do tend to watch winners
But that strong a sports program screams they are prime for expansion and only strengthens my belief they should be 10th team
Heck Laval is outdrawing the Argos
Quebec City would be the more logical choice for a CFL franchise for several reasons but more specifically the fact that PEPS/Telus stadium can house approximately 20,000 with temps with nearly 13,000 of those as permanent seats.
The bells and whistles may be lacking but those could be added at a later date if so desired.
Alas, absent Jacques Tanguay’s iron fist as Director/Founder of Rouge et Or, Quebec City may have already had a franchise as there were a couple of suitors willing to pony funds in order to upgrade Telus Stadium to CFL specs a decade or so ago.
Imagine a double header on the slate with QC-blanks vs Alouettes with the undercard Rouge et Or vs Montreal Carabins.
Dare to dream….