Just read the Toronto Sun story. God I can’t tell you how tired I am of the Toronto-based media endlessly bringing up this CFL versus NFL article.
The reality is the vast majority of CFL football fans are football fans in general, and most of us don’t sit around endlessly debating which league is better.
We like FOOTBALL, period. And we can appreciate all forms. We watch the CFL, we watch the NFL, we watch the CIS and we watch US college games on Sat. I grew up in Regina and go to Thunder games when I’m home. I had season tickets to the Rams (when they were in junior) and Riders when I lived there. In the winter if I’m desperate enough I might even watch an Arena game on TV.
When the Superbowl pulls in near Grey Cup numbers (and despite when anyone in the media says, the Superbowl has NEVER had greater numbers than the Grey Cup no matter how the TO media wants to spin the numbers), its because football fans are watching. Most people I know who watch the CFL and the Grey Cup also watch the Superbowl. Its not 3 million completely different people who have never watched a CFL game ever before in their life.
And since the Toronto-based media insists on comparing the 2 leagues, the reality is, and the numbers bear it out, there are actually far LESS of us CFL fans watching the NFL and the Superbowl than watch the Gey Cup.
But the Toronto-based media will never say that, because they want nothing more than the CFL to die.