On the one hand, people complain that networks, and the media in general, push hockey too much and football not enough. Then we rejoice when one of those networks takes a pass on the CFL. Slight contradiction, innit?
I understand the current resentment towards Sportsnet (and the whole Rogers empire, while we're at it), but I don't understand why it's good news that they're not interested in the CFL. Don't we want them to be interested? Isn't the current resentment towards them largely due the fact that they're not? If they were willing change their tune on the CFL, shouldn't we be willing to change ours?
Based on the quality of Sportsnet's sports coverage right now, I'm glad they don't have rights to the CFL, but them being interested in broadcasting it is better than them not. More competition gives the CFL a better hand when negotiating the next TV contract (a big reason why NHL broadcasts command so much more per viewer than CFL), and it should motivate TSN to keep up or improve the quality their current CFL broadcasts, not to mention the that having more "friends" in the media is good for the league, even if they're not broadcasting.