Somebody asked Ambrosie why there wasn’t more Sunday games during the regular season. Basically he claimed it would be too tough on the players. Funny that it doesn’t stop the league from having games on Monday (keeping in mind that one of the regular season games was on Sunday due to illness).
All those amazing fans coming from far and wide to party hearty deserve a day to recover after the match. Getting in a sardine can (airplane) right after the final whistle to head back home and go to work the next day is a %#@!!! pain.
Saturday's the day to get the ball rolling. Live it up big time all day long and sleep in the next morning. Maybe take in the host city or watch some NFL in your PJ's before heading home.
The Fog Bowl created the first opportunity for the league to see how part of a Grey Cup game fared on a Sunday, but they didn't try it on purpose until 1969. In 1970, it was back to Saturday for one last time.
I feel that the playoffs and the Cup should be played on Saturdays for a few years to see if the TV audience goes up. In the 60s, Grey Cup house parties in the afternoon were a big deal where I lived. And everybody seemed to have their patriotism jacked up that day because it was the uniquely Canadian championship.
It's already been mentioned in this thread that Sundays are good days to nurse a hangover. And for the very young fans who the CFL is trying to attract, Sunday is not a school day. As well for the +19 but still young to me crowd, a Saturday Grey Cup house party could be a good warmup for their night out at the clubs.
Lastly, it's undeniable that a lot of Canadians religiously watch the NFL and are only CFL watchers when there's nothing much else on. We maybe don't understand them on these forums but they're all around us.