I imagine that the new ownership in Montreal and BC might also sway the other teams to agree to revenue sharing, whereas the previous owners might not have inspired that confidence.
It'll be interesting to learn the details of just what CFL Ventures and the partnership with Genius is going to bring. Perhaps shared revenue will only be from gambling and broadcast dollars. I hope we get those details at the GM meetings.
True statement on the attendance but I guess that I was speaking from a TV side of things or selling the league in markets other than Canada - the CFL is a gate driven league and I wonder how long that dynamic can last? When does the CFL need to start looking for other revenue streams? I think that sports are due to transition in the way that other media has - ie Blockbuster dying - but I guess as long at the tickets are getting sold everything is good -
What do you mean "visit in the area" or excurion? BMO stadium is pretty close to Hamilton, Friday night or Saturdays it's a very short quick drive. It's not like visiting Ottawa or Montreal, it's almost a home game.
Usually the Ticat fans are louder and the Argo stadium people will turn up the "fake" crowd noise at times to try to make the 8k or so Argo fans sound louder.
I spent time out west in northern Nevada - So if you were going to a football game in Reno or Boise you would hit the mall - get some Chinese food, go the the University of Nevada Reno game - hit the bars - make a time of the trip of it before heading home - same with going to Boise - but I guess the Distance to BMO from Hamilton doesn't necessitate making a trip of it - different dynamic
I am not trying to stir it up - leaving the rules, ratio, field size out of the equation - but I often wonder if MLSE didn't see an XFL merger with close travel partners in the eastern USA as a main goal - DC, NY, Philly, Chicago when they were trying to force a merger on the CFL - teams on the USA side of the border that are within the geographic footprint of the Original Six - shorter plane rides and long bus rides - as opposed to heading West - They have to have a travel department for the Raptors, the MLS club and Leafs - The NHL Eastern Conference has to have a hell of a lot lower travel bill than the teams in the Central or Pacific - just a thought I had and the mention of bus travel set it off - hope I didn't set off a fire storm -
I think MLS was eager to grow the brand more so than some of the other clubs. I am convinced we haven't heard the end of this XFL issue. Same in Montreal where a covered stadium makes playing year round possible.
Yeah I agree with you in 2021 there was no XFL - it was all on paper - but from rumblings I have heard the XFL is planning on going next year - the closer that day gets I think the more leverage MLSE/Argos has - they are just biding there time waiting for the right time to restart talks - Covered stadium in Montreal changes a lot of things -
This is what I thought the most likely outcome of any merger between the two leagues would be like. CFL players would be free to play in the spring for XFL teams, and Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver would operate their own XFL teams in addition to their CFL teams.