you can be the biggest football fan out there but if your limited income does not allow you to pay for TSN to watch CFL football then you become an NFL fan as those channels are provided in basic cable whereas TSN is not .
WTF? If you're a big football fan, you walk in your neighbourhood and watch kids practicing on a local field. What does TV have to do with it? Nothing, you like football, you like football, tykes, 3 downs, 4 downs, CFL, NFL, American, Canadian whatever. Your comment makes absolutely no sense to me as a true football fan. :thdn: I'm a CFL fan or NFL fan even if all the games are on private pay per view, it's irrelevant how it's televised. If I can't watch either live and I need live, I'll go to my local high school and watch players hitting and running and passing and kicking to get my "live" fix. You either love the game or you don't. In the future I wouldn't be surprised to see just about all pro sports on some sort of pay per view, special subscription to be honest. Then what will you say? And we have a thing in today's society called the Internet where you can watch replays for free basically immediately after the game. Ever heard of the Internet?
Even the Canadian government doesn't televise the Vanier Cup, which has far more teams playing for a national championship than the Grey Cup, and it's more "culture" as some would say because it's amateur. Like the CHL and Memorial Cup compared with the NHL and Stanley Cup. The Canadian government televises neither, Vanier or Memorial, even though as I say some would argue amateur sports, more grassroots, is more a part of Canadian culture than any pro league could hope to be.
So when the CBC loses the NHL which is going to happen IMHO, what are you going to say then? If the CBC wants the Grey Cup and CFL, then they better pony up and put their bid in next time.