T.O. No Closer To Landing NFL Team : The SUN

STEVE SIMMONS , The SUN's , NFL MEL writes this article.

The CFL Vs. NFL poll is right by his own article :lol:

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Torontonians need just accept that the NFL will NEVER come to Toronto.

I hope the NFL commissioner says it loud and clear!

Maybe after this NFL daydream ends, Torontonians will support the CFL!

....you know, I don't think the NFL commish will ever publically state that.....the NFL needs Toronto, not for a franchise right now, but for a preseason game venue and, more importantly, to maintain good ties with the CFL as a whole.....if he came right out and said what we all know (except for Godfrey) no matter how nice he packaged it it would be damaging.....so better to keep the Toronto bid as a 'maybe' and everyone tickety-boo than a stern 'no'.....


And they want people to still watch NFL games in CANADA , buy NFL BIG TICKET of cable , and buy NFL merch.

They know how to play Toronto like a fiddle.

Killing that so called " dream " would hurt NFL sales in CANADA.

Ha ha, the CFL is winning the pole.....thats too funny, well 40 years ago, someone said we might get an NFL franchise, ha ha talk about a pipe dream, ha ha, better fill that pipe up again, ha ha

Amongst all of the reason mentioned throughout in the various posts, I believe a major reason thankfully that Toronto won't get a team is the American anti trust laws.
In theory, by coming into another region which has football, it is the "anti competition rule".

I don't think people in Canada are aware of the business side of the NFL.

NFL teams are owned by some of the richest people in the U.S., and most of them probably didn't get rich by being nice guys.

Seattle taxpayers got squeezed when they built their stadium. Some suggest it may take 25 years to pay off the debt.

Dallas managed to get taxpayer money for their new stadium also.

And Buffalo had to ask taxpayers for 60 million not so long ago to prop up that team.

Why is this happening when the NFL has huge tv deals, enourmous sponsorship, and well attended games? They also have a salary cap.

If the money numbers being reported are correct, then no NFL team should ever have any financial worries, and no team should ever have to ask taxpayers for money.

But the reality is that this happens more often than not.

So, what are the real NFL money numbers?

Are they artificially inflated by shrewd business men in an effort to keep the value of franchises high?


NFL not coming TO, sry, but it's not going to happen, now go support the football you have and shut up already!

My shares in Anti depressent drugs just went up. Hmmm Paul Godfrey must have made a big purchase.

Good find there Hellothere. The writer made some good points in his article that I hadn’t considered before.