Read this in the Hamilton Spectator (owned by the Toronto Star, who like to diss the CFL as we know) this morning in the editorials. I really didn't give it much of a thought as I buy my lottery tickets each week, like many Canadians, and don't see gambling as an immoral issue, heck, our government is involved with it for pete's sakes. Like alcohol, you just don't get too hooked on it big-time where it becomes a problem.
"I have been a CFL (Ticats) fan for 42 years, and can't tell you how disappointing it is to see the CFL publicly affiliate itself with poker stars.
Please don't kid anyone. Only a fool would believe it doesn't encourage gambling.
The CFL was made on rolling-up-the-sleeves, working-class appeal, and now it seems the CFL game has become a joke.
Take a peek at Michael Vick in Atlanta, or better yet read the papers to see the human tragedy and misery that gambling brings. So sad to see the CFL desperately scraping the bottom of the barrel. What's next, stripping?"
Worse than their endorsement of gambling is the commercial they show for one of those poker web sites, in which the guy pinches the woman's butt. After her initial startled reaction, the bikini-clad woman just laughs it off.
I'm certainly no prude, as anyone who has seen the contents of my hard drive can attest. But the CFL is supposed to be family-oriented, and this commercial sends the message that that type of sexual assault is not only acceptable, but even welcomed by the victim.
I don't recall seeing the ad this past weekend. I hope it has been pulled.
I really hope you know and got Steve's permission to speak about the way he chooses to entertain himself man. I know him and Im going to bring this to his attention. Not cool if you didnt ask first man, not cool.