-Bob asks: from everyones perspective, BC vs TO woulda been the best case...what kinda buzz are u gettin now that neither are in the GreyCup?
-Toms response: many people in BC woulda liked to see the Lions make it, but thats the case in any city when thier teams dont make it.
BOB: i suspect eskimo fans will make the trip.
TOM: says hes seen a few eskie fans but expects more come the weekend. mentions the Grey Cup was brought into vancouver on a big ship.
JIM ( host ): mentions CFL upswing in attendance, ratings, and media attention...asks why the growth.
TOM:says its the ownerships connecting with the public. and ticket prices arent insane like other leagues.
BOB: asks if any atlantic reps are gonna be at grey cup
TOM:tom says meeting with mayor of moncton about touchdown atlantic going to moncton or halifax. says halifax reps couldnt make it cuz working on commonwealth bid. tom also mentions that he is watchin the halifax bid for the commmonwealth games VERY CLOSELY, cuz its crucial for them to get a team.
BOB: has anyone from quebec-city inquired about a future team
TOM: not particularly, but wants to have a pre-season game there to expand CFL market...not so much a team there yet....says more opportunity for expansion in the east then the west...(duh )
BOB: is there someone in quebec wanting to own a team?
TOM: not yet. just looking to build the brand and business. may not materialize in a quebec team for 10 years.
JIM: asks with all the CFL success under toms direction, if there will be a press conference about his contract since tom wants to add 2 or 3 teams, but only has 1 year on contratct.
TOM: no conference, but hopes to stick around to see his plan through.
BOB: says only trouble is ottawa
TOM: doesnt disagree...says he is in reg. contact with Gliebs. says meeting with them to review business-plan, to help them improve, and the Gliebs and CFL are VERY commited to see ottawa a success....says used to have 3 or 4 teams in trouble, now only 1.
BOB: do the Gliebs seem willing to accept input from league?
TOM: YES! league is changing and all owners recognise the need to learn from eachothers success.
JIM: does the popcorn and other dances bug the league?
TOM: working on code of conduct, cuz could be viewed as unsportsman-like.dont have a consistant code of conduct across the leage. all teams are different.