I need some clarity here regarding the schedule. What is wrong with this league when it comes to schedules? Thursday nights in the summer? I think Edmonton has 5 of them? Are you worried about attendance becuase people may be away for the weekend? or would the league just like to loose money is beer and walk up tickets because everyone has to be at work the following day and will not enjoy the game?
Here is an idea:
Consistent Firday and Saturday night double headers, make those two nights Canadian Footbal nights similar to Sundays for the south. CFL fans will get two nights of football a week and nationwide can watch all of the games with the time differences. Make the east play first (west fans can watch before they make their way to the other game) and the western game second (east fans can go home or to the bar to watch after their game).
It gives consistency in the schedule, fans can enjoy a night out, TSN can still hoard the broadcasting rights.
There is a theory out there (though never confirmed) that the CFL trys to stay away from conflicting with the american football schedule, this will do that (you do not even have to compete with American College football this way).
Something should be done to fix this problem, I have many friends that will not be at games because they are working the next day or work shift work and can not make it.