Nothing new to add except to state what has already been stated. The Super Bowl is big time corportion driven, even McCains, our friends out east are into advertising with the SB. But does this mean they are anti-Canadian? Not at all, and it is good, maybe they are football fans. And being football fans and knowing the NFL isn't going anywhere out east, well, take it that if a stadium gets built there, they might be interested in ownership.
The Super Bowl is huge, all over Canada and is not as regional of an affair as the Grey Cup I don't think, even if the GC numbers are equal or better. But again, this is good, without the SB hype, our Grey Cup would be getting less than half the hype it gets now since football would be low, low and people would say that football, period, is not big.
I know some don't agree with my logic here but this is the way I see it. Why do so many actors and singers go down to the States? Because they can make more money there than here. Why do these people get more recognition once they go down to the States from Canadians? Because they are more exposed. The SB is more exposed than the GC in Canada and especially in Canada's largest cities. The players are more recognizable, they are pushed into the forefront by big American companies.
Sure, we can keep pushing to get the GC more advertised and that, that is needed for sure. But let's not put down our football friends in the States who really, in the long run, are doing nothing but helping us by pushing football into the forefront and at least putting hockey and baseball on the backburners for a bit. Baseball is very big in the summer in Toronto where the Jays play, that is a different sport and really is the competition in Toronto.
Should also add, though, that the GC was more of an event in Canada long before the SB even existed so in some respects, you could say we are the ones that taught Americans all about hype and a pro football championship.