I agree as well with rpaege here. Sorting of like saying why don't we let Quebec (or any province for that matter) just separate if the perception is or polls or what have you indicate that the province seems to want to separate from Canada. No way, you don't just say ok since there is much more at stake here. Toronto is workable with owners like Braley and C & S perhaps that really do want to see our game and league succeed in a busy and close to the US market like Southern Ontario. Eventually though I think a real football stadium is needed in Toronto, for the CFL or NFL for that matter.
Why must the CFL be compared to the NFL when it is a different and distinct game..
tangle, I don't mean that the actual CFL game is inferior or 2nd rate, far from it, I personally believe that comparing the American to the Canadian game, the Canadian game comes out on top in 98 percent of the rules and thus for me in this aspect the CFL is both superior and 1st rate compared with the NFL. In fact having almost equal Canadians and Americans playing on teams is another plus for the Canadian game even though the talent level would go up perhaps if no import rule was in effect. 4 downs at the pro level is just plain stupid IMHO despite the differences in the rules and I hate the fair catch and the rinky dink size of the American field.
However, as far as leagues go and in how the general joe public out there looks at things ie. big packed fancy stadiums, players salaries, monies generated by the league, players size per position, American television importance and numbers, drafts without looking at imports and non imports etc. the CFL is inferior to the NFL and is what most would call 2nd tier in this aspect, if comparing. But agree, comparing is not the issue, it's trying to look at something on it's own for it's own sake even though it has similarities to something else. This is again difficult for joe public to do, it takes a bit of thought and thinking and as we know, there are many sorts out there who are only able to compare to make a judgement that makes sense for their brains.