Hey man, please don't dis Pinball, f'n love that guy. He has given his heart and soul to this franchise and he loves the city so much that he is a Canadian citizen now. I think they continually try to get big names into the Toronto market to sell tickets, bottom line: Vanderjadt is a Canadian and is a big name kicker, I guess they gambled and lost.
If people would just go to games and support the team and realize what a great product it is, things would get better. Toronto just thinks it is an all-world city that needs all-world players and the CFL is a total niche sport with true diehards and that's it.
We don't need the hotshot name, just a winning atmosphere. People will always support a winner.
Only the drinkers? What about drug addicts? What about other people who have made mistakes and want to do good in the world? They need a chance sometimes.
I haven’t heard anything about the Michael Vick thing. That would be a media nightmare for them of course. Should that factor in their decision?
Now, suppose if he were to do his time. Be a good boy within the system. Shown he has seen errors in his ways and will make the changes in his life. We - as in society - STILL turn our backs on him? Does that make sense? Why not let him rot in the barracks then? Where does the judging start and stop then?
(You got your knickers in a twist over Ricky Williams and smoking pot. You surely would never agree to Michael Vick. So I see it as a futile point to bring up but devil’s advocate is a role I play. Also, in case you think I do it, I do not smoke pot or do any drugs… heck, I barely drink… but I do try to not judge a person. I’ve met billionaires, worked with gang members and drug addicts and everyone in between and frankly, I’ve yet see a difference in any “social class”)
Now, I’d be shocked if Michael Vick played in Toronto. He’ll give it a go in the NFL and then quietly go back to a retired players life - he has too much money.
As for the player under suspension rule that “didn’t bother me”. OF COURSE IT DIDN’T! What the heck do I care!? It WASN’T a rule before. Cripes man! In the end, I am not going to lose sleep if some evil criminal, who smoked pot, plays in the CFL. That being said, it’s good business, with the NFL, that they have that rule. It makes sense and I agree with it.
Lastly, my point is, Pre was traded for some reason. Now does that reason makes sense? I hope it does.
As for Vanderjagt, well, he is the most accurate kicker of all-time…