Thought you all would enjoy some info that I received from a CFL source. The CFL has been reviewing about a possible major CFL schedule change for the '16 season. I have heard they are working with TSN on arrangements that could change the CFL scheduling and improve on new fall traditions.
The new schedule format would be as such.
Season begins on Canada Day and standard schedule runs as usual to the Labour Day rematches. Then all games from what is usually Sept 8-15 to end of regular season will have the new schedule format.
All games will be played on Thursday/Friday/Saturday afternoons followed by the game of the week. And on every Sunday night the CFL will release the game of the week for the following scheduled week and will be played Saturday night. This is to highlight the best game of the week on its own special tv time slot.
I personally love this idea. And think this could be what the CFL needs to take their tv partnership to new levels. Marketing would be fantastic and every sports fan would know when the big CFL game for that week will be on.
Been told that the CFL was thinking about this years ago for Friday night but could not make it work. Apparently Saturday nights are alright for CFL football.
One issue that I heard was a stumbling block are change of dates affecting hotels/fan travel/flights and as it works for College Basketball/Football in the states it should work in Canada for the CFL. Was told that teams have policies in place with hotels and flights to make changes so it shouldn't be an issue anyway.
And with a possible expansion making 5 games a week possible. This could be an amazing new addition to CFL traditions especially in the fall.