LOL, I was WAITING for you to chime in Ro! Let me break this down for you:
The BLAME Game (who gets/shares the blame for screwing up American TV coverage of the CFL):
Trajectory Sports? YES (for failing to obtain agreements with American Regional Sports Networks that had previously carried CFL games [as late as the 2007 season])
American RSN's? PARTIAL (when Trajectory came to them with unreasonable and unworkable [financial] arrangements to carry the CFL, they collectively took a pass. Good for the RSN's [I guess], but TOTALLY messed up for American viewers AND the CFL)
The CFL: YES (who hired Trajectory? THE CFL!!!!)
No matter how you slice it Ro, the CFL does NOT come away from this with clean hands. They are at least PARTIALLY responsible for THEIR LEAGUE not being on American TV sets last year (and probably this year, too!)
We can go back and forth like last year over whether the contracts were in place when Cohon took over, blah blah blah, but the point is that LAST YEAR: NO AMERICAN CFL COVERAGE (at least not on any appreciable scale). If Trajectory dropped the ball, then the CFL looks for a way out (there HAS to be a termination clause in the contract, and "non performance" is an almost universal "out" for a party looking to GET out of a contract), then the CFL signs someone else up that can GET THEM ON AMERICAN TV SETS DURING THE SEASON.
Is that too much to ask of a League? Is that not part of what a professional sports league is supposed to do? Expand the fan base? Promote the League? Grow the brand? Get it on TV WHEREVER THEY CAN?
Collectively, I do not believe that we - American CFL Fans - are asking too much of "YOUR" league! WE JUST WANT TO WATCH GAMES ON TV DOWN HERE!