The TV numbers are down for both TSN and CBC, while the Crap Jays are up considerably.
Could it be the cycle is going the other way just like in the 90's.
I still think the loss of the Ottawa team had an effect which the BOG were short sighted in not seeing the potential down side.
Here is today's article from the well noted Toronto Star TV critic, Chris Zelkovich.
"RATINGS HIT: The Toronto Blue Jays' improved performance continues to be reflected in the TV ratings. At the all-star break, Rogers Sportsnet is averaging 384,000 viewers after 62 broadcasts, up 28 per cent over last season. TSN's average of 435,000 for eight games represents a 14 per cent increase. The team is well on its way to reclaiming top spot in Canada's summer sports ratings battle. ... The CFL ratings picture isn't quite as rosy. TSN is averaging 309,000 viewers to date, down 5 per cent. CBC's 363,000 average is off 10 per cent. The reason? Look no further than southern Ontario, where the Argos and Ticats are a combined 1-7. And I doubt many people in Ottawa are watching. ... Global Sportsline is continuing to use Perry Lefko as its CFL ``insider." That's the same Perry Lefko who is the league's new communications director. I guess they don't get any more inside than that."