There is much to work out along the lines of public health and labour and funding before CFL play resumes of course.
I started a new thread here to open up discussion with recommendations and ideas for the league upon re-opening.
Use also your observations about what is working or not in other sports worldwide as well if you will. There is no sense, and it is foolhardy, for every league to try to re-invent the wheel.
Please do not drift back into expansion or changes in rules in this thread. There is already at least one thread for those topics with the former being a very tired one every single off-season for the last decade now.
Recommendations For Next Season
- No early season bye weeks!
Start the season and play as much as you can because odds are, vaccine or not, of infection anyway such that you will have to build flexibility later in the season into the schedule. There is no sense in having healthy teams take a week off in the first half of the season! The NFL for example botched this one.
These are not normal times and won't be for years not months. Plan on having to reschedule games.
- Streamline video review
Less is more. The overriding concept should be to get egregious errors and calls correct for scoring plays and late in the game or upon turnovers including on special teams' plays and on 3rd down altogether. This way we get more of the calls that matter right and keep the game moving instead of plodding away like the NFL and NCAA for too many of their games.
By contrast, recently soccer in Europe has implemented video review a bit better after some truly rocky years and terrible antics last season though still has far to go.
- Have At Least A Basic Re-Start Contingency Plan
There is likely any more to be an interruption in the season due to the pandemic or world events in general these days. We are in new times. This is no "phase."
Have a basic plan in place for preservation of records to date and for resumption restart until the smoke clears.