Interesting blurb below from the website http://www.sports-central.org/sports/20 ... _is_it.php
Also interesting that the NFL itself supports the CFL more than some Canadian CFL bashers who only look at American football as the only football worth following. Nice stuff NFL!!
"Now let's take a look at Canada.
"The Canadian Football League operates in nine leading cities across Canada. Connecting the strength and heritage of the past with the momentum of today and the promise of the future, the CFL celebrates Canada's game with fans across the nation. The 93rd Grey Cup will be played this year, the Super Bowl for Canada.
About the National Football League's opinion of the CFL:
NFL Canada, a division of NFL International, services the marketing, licensing, retail, broadcast, media, and developmental requirements of the NFL in Canada. "We support the CFL and its unique role in Canada, and share its goal of strengthening the interest and support of football among Canadians," said NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. "As partners we have worked successfully to strengthen the sport of football in Canada, and the NFL looks forward to working with the CFL to build on these programs."
Both leagues will support mutually agreed, co-branded grassroots programs in Canada. In addition to the continuation of Reebok NFL/CFL Flag Football, NFL/CFL Practice with the Pros, NFL/CFL High School Coach of the Year, the new NFL/CFL Junior Player Development and NFLCFLFutures.com, the FDMC will further promote the development of amateur tackle football.
Reebok NFL/CFL Flag Football Canada is an elementary in-school phys-ed program currently active in more than 1,300 schools and involving more than 300,000 Canadian youth. Practice with the Pros pairs NFL and CFL players for free introductory football clinics in CFL cities."