This is what the NFL may have wanted in their deal with the CFL from Canadian media:
"What was suggested, according to sources, was that the NFL's 32 teams be aligned among the CFL's eight teams, that way the B.C. Lions could work with, say, the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers. There wouldn't be midseason call-ups with the Lions losing players in the heart of a playoff run, but there would be an affiliation with those four NFL teams, perhaps for player allocation and business or marketing ventures."
I don't think there is anything wrong with that, as long as they were not asking for rule changes etc. Love or hate the NFL, they have a lot of cash and power that could only help the CFL. CFL games could even be broadcast on the NFL network, imagine that exposure! And 32 NFL teams, 8 CFL teams, the math works, 4 NFL teams per 1 CFL team. Yes the CFL is a Canadian league, but there are many Americans on each team, so there already is a U.S. influence.