Read today in the Globe and Mail that the NFL is thinking of playing a few games outside of their own country. Canada, ie Hogtown, is mentioned as one possible location.
So according to what I've read and heard, we may as well fold the CFL right now. Because once the hallowed NFL comes up here us hicks across the coutnry will quit supporting our teams and all gather around the TV en masse to watch Toronot's NFL team! LIke they did for the Maple Leafs and Foster Hewitt in the 1930's! You know some people actually beleive this?
And of course the NFL team will play in a publicly funded by you and me 80,000 seat Taj Mahal stadium just for Torontonians to use!
Because of course all of us outside of Toronto want the best for that city. And we don't care how much it costs of our tax dollars to build them a stadium!
And forget our own leagues. Like who needs the NHL and CFL when the NFL is bestowing this great honour and priviledge upon us? WE may as well postpone the hockey season until the Toronto team's NFL season ends! Becuase who needs anything else when Toronto's NFL team will be playing!
Of course I jest, but thats the mentality of some people up here. But like, baseball didn't hurt the CFL. Basketball hasn't hurt the CFL. The XFL, USFL and Arena Football haven't hurt the CFL. In fact the competition is dead or dying, while the CFL is getting stronger.
So I say bring on the NFL. It'll make the CFL even stronger. Because in the end, Canadian support Canadians first and foremost. And anybody in Hogtown who mentions a taxpayer paid for stadium?
I guess they'll have to raise their property taxes in Toronto 1000%. But don't even think of touching my money! IF they do Harper will have to build spanking brand new domed stadiums for every CFL city that hasn't got one.