Assuming they can find "the right owner" and then re-launch the renegades next year:
- Will we get the Hughie Campbell shaft again? That is--the other teams want to give the Ottawa"expansion team" NOTHING --again?
ie. "We'll protect our top 10 guys--then you pick the 11th best on our team --then we protect another 10--and you get the 22nd best on our team...then we protect another 10 and you get the 33rd best on our team--then we'll
protect 5 more giving you the 39th best player on our team and the 40th "
Surely that's a great expansion---err,i mean re-entry dea,isn't it?
- To the above--I say on behalf of all Ottawa fans--B.S.!!!!!!!!!!
WE DEMAND A FAIR DEAL! Are we supposedto put up with a back-up QB again to start? Even if teams are only allowed to protect 1 QB in the top 10 protecteds--we lost Kerry Joseph --maybe we get Brad Banks back at best (but if he is holding a clipboard this season--that means he still is raw in CFL playinng experience...
Look-it simply must be better terms or don't bring the team back,since it will be a lost cause from the getgo.
It must be more like:
"we protect 1 guy--you take the next guy--we protect another guy--you take a second guy...we protect 1 more--you take one more...etc..until the Gades roster is filled again---AND we get ALSO a one protect-one take
scenario on the NEG LIST too"...you CANNOT PUT ANOTHER LOUSEY "expansion" TEAM back in 2007--it just will not fly...it must be perceived as competitive RIGHT AWAY! Otherwise, R.I.P. Ottawa Football in the CFL--and if the latter (dead forever) THEN CFL :"may you die the death of a thousand cuts! THEN may you rot in Hell!""
P.S. I am not giving Eugene Melnyk any of my money and his SENATORS will never win the Stanley Cup while he owns them --because I've put a curse on them and will not lift it until I have my CFL team back playing at Frank Clair Stadium. So if that takes the rest of my life,it will be a long time before the Ottawa hockey fans can gloat about Football's demise in the National Capital
---they won't be allowed to enjoy anything --because I'm in misery. Either that or I die first...Curse you Melnyk..curse you CFL...
One more thing: Even if one day Ottawa does return to the CFL--DO NOT EVER EXPECT ANY OTTAWA OWNER TO PROPP UP A FLOUNDERING FRANCHISE OF ANOTHER TEAM AS THE GADES FIRST OWNERS WERE FORCED TO TO KEEP TORONTO AND HAMILTON AFLOAT ...there is clearly a double standard going on here --ie. Southern Ontario teams myust be kept in the CFL at all costs,but Eastern Ontario can go to Hell--thanks for nothing CFL!
Eastern Ontario sports fans also got shafted when $60,000,000 of the tax dollars from this region went into the building of the SKYDOME for the benefit of TORONTONIANS --and we received not a penny back to support our sports teams;go to Hell ONTARIO GOVERNMENT for not stepping in to the Gades mess;in fact this and other matters are a causus belli and should promote the idea of SEPARATION from the robbers at Queens Park who take our money and don't give back--yes--OTTAWA and Eastern Ontario we should SEPARATE from Ontario! HOW DARE YOU LEAVE US WITHOUT A FOOTBALL TEAM? Maybe you should apply a special tax on all games played at Skydome to refund our $60,000.000 so that we can create a Sports Foundation Of Eastern Ontario --surely about 90% of the income that money would earn could help "susidize" our Gades if we had to runthem as a civic entity as in some other CFL cities! Any lawyers out there willing to handle a lawsuit to get our $60 million back?