I'm wondering why, after Ottawa and Halifax, Windsor seems to be left off most people's list for Canadian expansion.
(Usually you see QC or London mentioned ... yes both are larger than the Windsor metro area, but Detroit and its 4.5 million metro population is just across the border.)
I found this little blurb on the Windsor page on Wikipedia interesting:
"Windsor has been lobbying for a Canadian Football League franchise. This franchise (if awarded) would play its regular-season home games in Windsor and possibly their playoff games in Pontiac, a suburb of Detroit. Current CFL commissioner Tom Wright met with Windsor mayor Eddie Francis about possible expansion to Windsor during the run-up to Super Bowl XL, in which Windsor played a major role although the game itself was held in Detroit. Shortly thereafter, media in the Windsor Star and other local news sources criticized this as an unrealistic pipe dream."
Is there anything close to a suitable venue for the CFL in Windsor?
(I am assuming this is the biggest problem with placing a team there.)
By the way, I also conducted a poll of sorts on a Detroit Lions message board and more people than not responded that they would support an expansion CFL team in Windsor. Mind you there wasn't a huge response to the poll (22 at last count). Anyway, here's a link:
At last count, 45% said they would unconditionally support a CFL expansion team in Windsor with another 14% saying they would support it but only before the NFL season starts.
(I suppose some Detroit fans were extremely against this idea as I got tagged with my very first couple of zero ratings just for posting this poll...)