Although I still think they got the CFL rights for relative peanuts, TSN is giving the cFL the priority coverage it deserves on its website and network.
Used to be you;d go to TSN.ca or watch Sportsdesk, and the main stories would be baseball and the NBA. Even though TSN dumped baseball because of lousy ratings, and barely carried any NBA because of even worse ratings. The CFL would be at the end or on non game days ignored completely.
Now you get CFL news on off days, and the actual games are given top page coverage. And the CFL is given great coverage on the website. Which has translated to even bigger TV ratings.
But while things look good, I heard Mark Cohon on radio this week say that when Ottawa joins the league, the 15 million they get will be split between the ten teams. And if another team joins, it will be split 11 ways
Why wouldn't Wright have negotiated a clause to increase the TV money if more teams came into the league is beyond me? After all more teams mean more interest meaning bigger ratings for TSN.
Instead more teams joining the league hurts the other CFL teams financially. While benefitting only TSN. Lets hope Cohon doesn't get hoodwinked in the next TV negotiations.