Just a thought Maybe the whole thing needs to be configured to something more Canadian with a less is more approach .
There is something about being authentic that draws people .
Reduce salaries and expenses by converting the league to a more basic approach where it’s still professional but is more Canadian in it’s make up .
Before people scream Canadians can’t play I find the CIS has made some of their games a much higher quality when it comes to quality of play .
So somewhere between CIS and the CFL maybe a sweet spot where they get 12,000 to 30,000 in more intimate venues across Canada to see our boys growing up to play our game and no longer NFL lite .
Play on traditional times like late summer start and Sundays in the fall and enjoy our little home spun version where our guys make money to live this year but not money for the rest of their life like the NFL lottery winners .
I think NFL never was is an option and maybe a easier selling point for everyone as this version is not working .
More teams across Canada and better relationship with junior and CIS programs may lead to a better grass roots Connection we have lost compared to hockey .