Good work, Pete and PiCat. I hope the National Post follows through and includes a CFL listing so fans can find CFL stories like they can for the NFL and other leagues.
One reason I brought up this topic was two years ago the National Post had no CFL section. I thought that was odd because they had sections for the NFL, NBA, PGA and other sports, but nothing for the CFL? (or CIS for that matter)...so I started a thread on this forum questioning why they didn't? Low and behold, two days later a CFL section appeared in the Post along with a CFL listing under their Sports heading. Perhaps this was only a coincidence, but there it was all the same. :thup:
While the Post CFL section was pretty weak it was better than nothing. The National Post is affiliated with some of the top newspapers across Canada which churn out many CFL stories every day, even in preseason. They only have to link to these stories to make a good section, but I guess that was a little much too much effort...especially when NFL stories and videos are so easy to fill their pages with (also see Globe and Mail's football section.)
So, this week after the Post's redesign, I was surprised the CFL heading had gone missing, but the NFL, NBA and Golf headings remained after the "rejig"? I just wondered whose decision it was to remove the CFL, but keep all the other sports? I note that Paul Godfrey is listed as President and Publisher of the National Post, and he is certainly no "friend" of the CFL.
The loss of this heading is no big deal, but I believe it's symptomatic of the media thought process in Toronto and how they "peg" the CFL compared to other sports leagues. With Toronto being Canada's media centre, their perception about the CFL effects media coverage across Canada.