Hi...I know I haven't been around and posted in a while. But I have been quite disappointed and now I am hear to voice some of my beefs.
I am very, very disappointed in the CFL owners. It really appears they do not want the league to grow. It's like they want it to be an exclusive members club, even if it causes it to collapse. With Tom Wright...they have made HUGE strides and yet they do not offer a renewal of his contract??? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. From what I gather...it appears they let him do what he did, until he proposed salary cap and revenue sharing.
Wright brought in Reebok to make it respectable and it created a big buzz.
- they introduced a new logo along with divisional logos, along with logos for the playoff games, and holiday games.
- They had exhibition games in Halifax and London.
- They had trading cards (even though it lasted only two seasons)
And now...with the rejection of Frank D'Angelo???
What gives with that. Seriously...this league is bad in a sense there is no vision or compromise by the owners. In the past two decades, no Commissioner has done as great a job as he has, and now they decided to part ways with him. What a load of crap.
I also read in the paper about a few months ago, they renewed the contract of the NLL commissioner because of the great job he has done. He has a vision to expand the league to 24 teams! Really??? Wow...why can't the CFL do that??? Because the owners are blow-hard old foggies that don't want to change!
By now...instead of sticking with 8-9 teams...they should be at 16 by now and making it a big deal in Canada. There should be 4 divisions of 4, two conferences:
Kelowna or other BC City???
some Manitoba city
Some Saskatchewan city
This would make it a coast-to-coast league. Better divisional rivalries. More diversity in the standings so fans don't give up on a team when they are at the bottom of the standings. 8 teams for a pro league is ridiculous in this day in age! Expand by two teams every two or three seasons. Increase the Canadian content on rosters so CIS player have incentive to continue playing football after University and the fans will watch their friends and family play in the CFL, meaning more fans of the CFL and the game!
The marketing could be better also with a bigger league! Not that the marketing hasn't improved in the past several seasons, but it could be better partnerships by now because there would be higher interest. Seriously, these owners need a commissioner that will tell then how the league should be run, not a puppet.
Why isn't there a year-end all-star game???
Seriously...I hate the CFL for the way this game is being ruined. Stupid owners!