I was watching an ESPN show on TSN called Pardon the Interruption today(Apr 27), and on it they had a segment on Ricky Williams and Toronto trying to bring him to Canada. I cant quote word for word but here is the gist of what one of the commentators, Mike Wilbon, said-- that he knows a few players in the CFL and they told him it would be a mistake for Williams to come up here. Why? Artificial Turf, the players told him that the surfaces in the CFL are very hard , almost like concrete, along the lines of Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia. RW's career would be in serious jeapordy if he got injured up here, and the Dolphins basically opposed the move as well. He also said that the players said the facilities are not up to snuff(meaning they are not as good as the NFL's).
I said in another post that I would like to see Taylor Field go back to natural grass, cause I believe that turf can shorten careers. How many times have players been out with turf toe? I will admit a frozen field is miserable to play on, but with the right maintenance, the fields can be playable. So I would like to hear opinions, should CFL stadiums go back to natural grass, or find a better artificial turf.