I am a huge fan of the CFL and will always cheer for my Lions. But I have been very disappointed with the league this year.
The Grey Cup game is way over priced and there's still what? Over 15,000 tickets still available in mid October?? Traveling to another city to watch the game is expensive as it is, the over priced tickets makes it even more so.
There's no hype, I've seen very little in the way of promotion. I belong to different CFL groups on Facebook and my concerns appear to be universally shared. We all thought the league and TSN would go all out promoting the Argo's at BMO field.....especially after Rogers did all it could to bury the team...but nope.
The Tailgating is a great idea but gets interrupted by things like the Molson Indy? This angered a lot of fans in Toronto and why wouldn't it? They get treated like they're not a priority.
The CFL is the second biggest pro-football league in the world. It has survived the WFL, the USFL, The World League of American Football, the XFL, NFL Europe and others.
Through it all, the CFL has remained, is uniquely Canadian, and we are about to play for the Grey Cup for the 104th year and there's no buzz. HOW is this possible? We were talking about Atlantic Canada two years ago and now we're back to trying to keep the Argos???
The league and TSN seem to have taken the CFL fans for granted. This needs to change and change now!