What the NFL can learn from the Canadian game

John S. Gardner is a writer in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Short excerpt

About 20 years ago, I had occasion to drive frequently on weekends between New York and Boston, sometimes on Friday nights, and searched the radio to pass the time. In those days, it was fairly easy to get the signal of CHML Hamilton in the northeastern United States, and one evening, I found myself listening to a Hamilton Tiger-Cats game.

I was vaguely familiar with the Ti-Cats because Joe Restic, who coached at Harvard, had earlier been offensive coordinator and head coach in Hamilton, where he devised the “Multiflex? offense.

All the same reasons most of us have for preferring CFL to NFL. He did leave out two additional reasons that I have - the onside punt, and the shorter play clock. Sure, the onside punt isn't used much, but the fact that it's there means teams have to account for it. And the shorter play clock means a lot less standing around not doing anything.

With any luck at all, this article, written by a reporter in Virginia, was published in more than just this one Canadian newspaper.

That's pretty cool, thanks for posting this article.