Letter to the Hamilton Spectator

I sent the following letter to the Sports editor of the Spectator. If you like it Maybe you could send your own letter to the Spectator.

I would like to make a suggestion for your consideration. I would love to see in your sports section during the CFL offseason more CFL Stories. Some of the things I have been talking with several people about is maybe interveiws with current and past players with highlights of their career, a where are they now, maybe some stories on the people on the Ticat wall of fame or players in the Hall of Fame and the History of the CFL. I'm not sure how many people know that the Ticats played the Buffalo Bill' years ago. Maybe some stories on the history of the CFL.
This being the offseason alot of people still are interested in the CFL. This also could help to keep the interest level of a Canadian sport up and could also help to bring the younger generation interest level up. This is a Canadian game and I think as Canadians we need to support Canadian sports.

If the GM keeps cutting players, there will be a story a day for everyone.

Although I agree there is a bias amongst media-types toward more American sports coverage I think the majority of the onus is on the CFL to create good attention for itself year round.

(killic)I sent the following letter to the Sports editor of the Spectator. If you like it Maybe you could send your own letter to the Spectator.

I would like to make a suggestion for your consideration. I would love to see in your sports section during the CFL offseason more CFL Stories. Some of the things I have been talking with several people about is maybe interveiws with current and past players with highlights of their career, a where are they now, maybe some stories on the people on the Ticat wall of fame or players in the Hall of Fame and the History of the CFL. I'm not sure how many people know that the Ticats played the Buffalo Bill' years ago. Maybe some stories on the history of the CFL.
This being the offseason alot of people still are interested in the CFL. This also could help to keep the interest level of a Canadian sport up and could also help to bring the younger generation interest level up. This is a Canadian game and I think as Canadians we need to support Canadian sports.


I wrote this letter, almost verbatum to yours about three years ago and had it published in the Spectator. I thought then, and continue to feel that this is a great idea. It would serve the football public well to be apprised of little interesting anecdotes from the past and speculations for the future.

I especially like the, "Where are they now" idea. This idea was exhibited graphically in the recent Garney Henley stories that circulated here to the point of bringing some of his family members on to this site.

Garney was my all time favourite player, but there are many others, alive and deceased, that I would like to read stories about.

Garney was my all time favourite player as well. I would love to see stories on Tommy Joe Coffey, Hal Patterson, and Tommy Grant to name just three.