I agree...I just don't think there is enough population in Canada for a CIS team to match up against an NCAA Div 1 or Div 11 team. Maybe Div 3, but then, whats the point. Its simple demographics...they have 350 million people to our 35 million.
I do think the CIS would fare better against an NAIA team however.
2009 is the 135th anniversary of the McGill - Harvard game (which was the 1st intercollegiate football game played in North America). I would have loved to see an exhibition game matching those 2 teams to really get a feel for how the CIS matches up against a good US football program. Play half with Canadian rules and half with US rules and see what happens.
Sadly, as 2009 is almost done, I guess we won't see that game happen. Maybe the 150th??
Just happened to put on VS channel today to see if they had an NHL game on, but the had a New York-California UFL game, the one shot of the crowd that they allowed on the screen was through the endzone on a field goal attempt and there were maybe 5 people there in a sea of empty red seats. The crowd noise was non existant. Read that only 1 of the teams will play all of their home games in the same stadium. Not sure how this league can survive like. If you're gonna watch 4-down football you're better off watching NCAA or NFL I think.