IN this day and age of overpriced pro franchises and especially Balsille going crazy in trying to get into the NHL for the crazy price of $212M instead of giving up once and for all and instead building a stadium and getting a franchise fee for the CFL for half the price.
We are not the only ones who believe on this board that the best value in sports is and always will be the CFL.
The last little while and I previously posted the stirring of interest increasing in Quebec City, the latest has the prominent and well regarded Quebec City lawyer Marc Bellemare has come out publically and wants desperately a franchise.
However the anal reps at Laval U and some of the city politicians have blinders on.
I think it is only a matter of time.

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Of course the CFL is the best investment in Canada. YOu get a franchise in a Canadian major league that has national interest and a national TV contract. With a national final that brings in millions for the host city. And gives your city national exposure.
Why companies like Rogers are blowing out their brains trying to convince people we should follow American baseball and American football, when the CFL gives you a hugely more popular league for one tenth the investment is something I'll never understand.

...John Candy...my answer is John Candy...

I find it funny that you can equate JB's bid to purchase a team in his FAVOURITE sport to wondering why he doesn't want a team in a league he has no interest in.. not EVERYONE is a CFL nut you know

It's not a good investment when you make no money.

If JB spends 200 mil on a stadium and a team in the CFL, at most he will make $5 mil a year. That's a 40 year ROI. Not very good if you ask me.

CFL owning is more of a hobby than a money making business.

...Wayne Gretzky....Waynes the man......wasn't he co-owner of the Argos at one time along with Candy....Maybe his disillusionment with the Wpg. Jets.....er...uh I mean Coyotes will prompt him to get back into the CFL game again....although i wouldn't hold my breath...He, along with bozo Bettman, seem to have lost interest in Canada....C'mon back Wayne and quit this yankee non-sense... :lol:

Regardless of your arguement of not everyone being a nut, like Tiger has stated, where do you get your rational that JB will make money?
What just because it is hockey and the NHL. Are you related to GB(Bettman)?
There is only one MLSE, the license to print money and the stupid hockey fans of Toronto will not be involved.

Easy to agree that CFL isn't the best investment based on criteria of risk and rate of return. Dirt is correct that pro sport is more of a hobby instead of a business for rich owners. But ArgoTom is right that CFL is a relative BARGAIN for pro sport teams in North America.