Just thinking about the threads of the CFL. How hidden connections and friendships within the builders of the league are threads that have been very fortuitous.
George Reed was a great player at Washington State University but couldn't crack the NFL. Came to Canada. To Saskatchewan. Imagine.
Then he reached out to his old college teammate. Same story. Couldn't crack the NFL. Hugh Campbell. He comes to Canada. To Saskatchewan. Imagine.
Both star as players. As builders too, Hugh building in Edmonton. George in the Players Association
Warren Moon cannot crack NFL bias. From Washington.
Hugh brings him to Edmonton and stardom.
Moon essentially breaks the QB color barrier.
Hugh's son is now building in Ottawa
And on we go